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Cyberspace “action hero” issues wakeup call

Canadians need to wake up to the social forces shaping – and threatening – the Internet they take for granted, says Ron Deibert, director of the digital watchdog group Citizen Lab. An “epochal shift” is occurring that requires an urgent global...

Highlight: Private sector could play a major role in feeding Africa

Experts working on diverse issues surrounding agriculture and food security met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on September 1, 2014 at the "Research to Feed Africa" high level policy dialogue. The dialogue aimed to discuss the role of science...

IDRC Bulletin – September 2014

In this issue, read about the "Research to Feed Africa" high level policy dialogue that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. You can also learn more about IDRC-supported work on food security. And find out how to register for the second...

Communities' perception of climate change risks in South America's Atlantic coasts

Daniel Conde is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Integrated Coastal Management of the Southern Cone (MCI-Sur) of the Universidad de la República in Uruguay.Conde spoke with writer José Alberto Gonçalves Pereira about the importance...

Climate change and urbanization threaten water resources in South Asia

Professor Shah Alam Khan is the Director of the Institute of Water and Flood Management at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Khan spoke with writer José Alberto Gonçalves Pereira about how the stressors of climate change and...

Expecting the unexpected:
how Canada is helping to prevent
the next disease outbreak

Infectious diseases know no borders, whether it’s Ebola spreading from Guinea to Liberia, measles in the Fraser Valley brought to Canada from the Philippines, or MERS claiming victims across the Middle East. These health crises are grim reminders...

Researchers vie for coverage at science writers conference

When talented scientists go head to head with experienced journalists in a Dragons' Den encounter, lively exchanges are liable to occur.   That is what happened at the June 2014 Canadian Science Writers' Association conference in Toronto, when...

Understanding peri-urban water management in India

Access to water is a major concern in India, where rapid urbanization and the unpredictable effects of a changing climate are aggravating water tensions. In the southern city of Bangalore, one of India’s largest urban areas, older water supply...

ODI launches RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach online guide

The UK-based Overseas Development Institute has released its online guide to understanding, engaging with, and influencing policy. ROMA: A guide to policy engagement and influence contains a suite of tools that can be used to unpack complex problems...

IDRC contributes to the global fight
against HIV/AIDS

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) was one of the first international donor agencies to recognize the importance of HIV/AIDS as a development issue. Since the mid-1980s, IDRC has taken a broad approach to this research, based...

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