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Using psychology to reduce violence in South Africa

​How can a public health approach to reducing violence in South Africa be improved? A new article by researchers working with the Safe and Inclusive Cities initiative argues that integrating and understanding the psychological factors associated...

Assessing the success of a violence-reduction policy in South Africa

​A new approach to reducing violence in South Africa's Western Cape province was introduced in 2013. As part of the Safe and Inclusive Cities initiative, researchers at the University of Cape Town have assessed the policy's first year of...

New demands on water and land in Bolivia’s Altiplano require new solutions

Bolivia’s Altiplano or "high plain" is a semi-arid plateau that makes up one-third of the country's land area and is home to 2.8 million of its people, 30% of the total population. The Altiplano is also one of the poorest areas of the...

Afroza Haque: Developing new approaches to adaptation in Himalayan river basins

Afroza Haque is a recent graduate who is now working as a research officer with a consortium on Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE). HI-AWARE is one of four consortia that the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa...

DEVELOPING NATIONAL SYSTEMS OF INNOVATION
University-Industry Interactions in the Global South

Interactions between firms and universities are key building blocks of innovation systems. With a focus on developing countries, this book presents novel comparative research spanning three continents. The result is a more universal and dynamic view...

IDRC Bulletin – February 2015

This year marks the 25th anniversary of International Development Week. Missed our Google Hangout during IDW2015 with IDRC President Jean Lebel and Thierry Zomahoun, President and CEO of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences? Watch the...

Urban upgrading, resettlement are tools to overcome youth violence in South Africa

How effective have South Africa’s efforts been to upgrade its urban centres, modify urban environments and public spaces, provide services to victims of violence, and directly involve affected communities in addressing violence? This systematic...

Urban violence in Khayelitsha township, South Africa: Finding a way out

​Khayelitsha in South Africa's Western Cape province is a violent place, with a murder rate well above the national average. IDRC grantee Vanessa Barolsky explores how existing social networks and organizations can overcome violence, inequality, and...

Jyotiraj Patra: Investigating the use of research in disaster risk management in India

Jyotiraj Patra worked with the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) as a research award recipient in 2014. Jyotiraj Patra got his start with Concern Worldwide, working on disaster preparedness in Odisha, in...

Adaptation in climate change hotspots: Change under way in Africa and Asia

The Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) aims to build the resilience of poor people to climate change in three climate change “hot spots”: basins, deltas, and semi-arid regions. In each of these areas, large...

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DEVELOPING NATIONAL SYSTEMS OF INNOVATION<BR>University-Industry Interactions in the Global South

DEVELOPING NATIONAL SYSTEMS OF INNOVATION
University-Industry Interactions in the Global South

Interactions between firms and universities are key building blocks of innovation systems. With a focus on developing countries, this book presents novel comparative research spanning three continents. The result is a more universal and dynamic view...

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