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Sub-Saharan Africa
IDRC's Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa is located in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Our team works with researchers and research institutions to support their efforts in identifying local solutions to local development challenges.
From information and communication technologies to peacebuilding, urban agriculture, health, trade, and biodiversity, the people and organizations we fund make a difference in the lives of millions.
IDRC's research program in Sub-Saharan Africa centres on three strands:
  • agriculture and environment
  • social and economic policy
  • information and communication technologies for development
In focusing on these areas, our team pays close attention to governance, translating research results into policy decisions, and gender issues in development.


New research proposals selected by the Cultivate Africa's Future fund


The Governance Committee of the Cultivate Africa's Future (CultiAF) fund has chosen six projects from its September 2013 call for proposals. The six proposals focus on post-harvest management and productivity with nutritional outcomes and...

Canadian researchers to share results at global AIDS conference


Canada’s International Development Research Centre is deeply saddened by the loss of top HIV/AIDS experts in the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 17. They were on their way to Melbourne, Australia, to attend the 20th International AIDS...


Highlight: Preparing African youth for the workforce


High youth unemployment rates are undermining Africa's efforts to fight poverty and, more fundamentally, promote sustainable development. Against this backdrop, a recent high-level conference looked at the training and job-creation strategies...

Highlight: Research to feed Africa symposium highlights practical solutions


More than 120 food security researchers gathered recently to share research findings and practical solutions aimed at improving the productivity, income, and nutrition of African smallholder farmers.   Researchers from Canada and nine African...

Lasting impacts: Sub-Saharan Africa

Here are a few examples that show how IDRC-supported research in Sub-Saharan Africa has improved lives.

Regional office for Sub-Saharan Africa May 2014 newsletter

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