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IDRC Bulletin — January 2013

IDRC Communications

In this issue, learn about a public lecture we are hosting on January 24 with international lawyer James Cockayne, who will speak about the impact of organized crime on conflict, post-conflict recovery, and development. You can also find out more about IDRC's activities during International Development Week. And read about Project Seahorse, an initiative that helped fishing communities in the Philippines protect marine wildlife.

IDRC Bulletin
01-2013
News
New director for IDRC's Asia regional office
President of Micronutrient Initiative named to Order of Canada
IDRC-supported ecohealth project in Peru wins national awards
Government highlights IDRC’s efforts in fighting hunger in Guatemala
The top stories of 2012 – IDRC in the News

Events
Public lecture with James Cockayne
On January 24, IDRC is hosting a public lecture by international lawyer James Cockayne. He will speak about the impact of organized crime on conflict, post-conflict recovery, and development.
 
Investing in self-reliance: IDRC's fourth annual public meeting
IDRC's fourth Annual Public Meeting focused on how the Centre helps to advance the Government of Canada’s priorities in international development, and our support to programs such as Grand Challenges Canada and The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences.
International Development Week events
IDRC-supported researcher Rebecca Chiao, founder of the Cairo-based HarassMap, will be speaking at events during International Development Week at universities across Canada and IDRC's head office.

Feature articles
Project Seahorse evolves into major marine protector
Project Seahorse is now a global alliance of local researchers and policy advocates with the reach and expertise to work in the multiple arenas where marine sustainability issues unfold.
Handheld boost to health care in Africa
Uganda is among several African countries where smartphones have become almost as important as stethoscopes. They give health workers instant access to information that enables them to more accurately diagnose patients' symptoms.

Research and resources
IDRC on Tumblr
Check out IDRC's new Tumblr page to read stories from our researchers, hear about upcoming events, or even send us questions.
 
Household spending and impoverishment
In Latin America, equal and fair access to healthcare services remains out of reach for many. Part one in the series Financing Health in Latin America, this volume presents new and important insight into the crucial issue of financial protection in health systems.
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IDRC Books
Strengthening Rural Livelihoods
The six projects presented in this book demonstrate the impact of information and communication technologies, such as mobile phones and the Internet, on the livelihoods of rural communities in Asia.
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Researcher profile
Carli Halpenny
For her PhD at McGill University’s Institute of Parasitology, IDRC awardee Carli Halpenny examined the link between gastrointestinal infection and nutrition in Panama’s rural indigenous communities.
Carli Halpenny

Careers and competitions
Careers at IDRC

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