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Think Tank Initiative and Think Tank Fund Peer Exchanges

The Think Tank Initiative (TTI) and the Think Tank Fund (TTF) are partnering to support peer exchanges between think tanks in regions where the programs are active: Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and Central and Eastern Europe (the former Soviet …

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Building climate leaders in Africa

​IDRC is supporting a third phase of the African Climate Change Fellowship program (ACCFP) that seeks to advance scientific knowledge to inform climate adaptation planning and policy in Africa. This aligns with IDRC's strategic objective to build...


News

COP21: IDRC announces Cities and Climate Change research initiative

04/12/2015

​IDRC has launched a three-year initiative to help cities in the developing world better prepare for the impacts and risks climate change poses for people, economies, and infrastructure. IDRC President Jean Lebel announced the $4 million investment...

New initiative to engage private sector on climate adaptation announced at COP21

03/12/2015

​IDRC has launched a two-year initiative with the non-profit BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) to increase private-sector interest and investment in adaptation efforts in developing countries. Mobilizing Private Sector Investment in...

Events

Highlight: IDRC at COP21

30/11/2015

IDRC participated in the UN climate conference (COP21) in Paris from November 30 to December 11, 2015, as part of Canada’s official delegation. More than 20 of our developing-country grantees shared their research findings at official and parallel...

IDRC at COP21: Key events

30/11/2015

IDRC will be at the UN climate change conference (COP21) in Paris from November 30 to December 11, 2015. Here are some of the events that IDRC and our research partners are involved in: The private finance gap: Challenges and opportunities in...

Latest Results

​IDRC is supporting a third phase of the African Climate Change Fellowship program (ACCFP) that seeks to advance scientific knowledge to inform climate adaptation planning and policy in Africa. This aligns with IDRC's strategic objective to build...
Building climate leaders in AfricaTapping income from the Nefza ForestNarrowing the "adaptive capacity gap"Nganyi Community Resource Centre: Community radio station broadcasts weather forecasts, climate change news to farmers in KenyaPreparing for floods on Argentina's Pampas

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​Latifa hails from an impoverished family in the Nefza region in northwest Tunisia. Like many women in the area, she struggles to make ends meet. Yet outside her home is a resource that can help lift her family out of poverty. Pressing the fruits...
Building climate leaders in Africa Tapping income from the Nefza ForestNarrowing the "adaptive capacity gap"Nganyi Community Resource Centre: Community radio station broadcasts weather forecasts, climate change news to farmers in KenyaPreparing for floods on Argentina's Pampas

Latest Results

The state of climate change adaptation globally is not well understood due to a dearth of organized approaches for tracking adaptation efforts, James Ford of Canada’s McGill University told experts at a global conference in Paris. He made the...
Building climate leaders in AfricaTapping income from the Nefza Forest Narrowing the "adaptive capacity gap"Nganyi Community Resource Centre: Community radio station broadcasts weather forecasts, climate change news to farmers in KenyaPreparing for floods on Argentina's Pampas

Latest Results

​To mark World Meteorological Day on March 23, 2015, the Kenya Meteorological Services (KMS) launched a resource centre and radio station in western Kenya to disseminate weather and climate information. In 2006, the IGAD Climate Prediction and...
Building climate leaders in AfricaTapping income from the Nefza ForestNarrowing the "adaptive capacity gap" Nganyi Community Resource Centre: Community radio station broadcasts weather forecasts, climate change news to farmers in KenyaPreparing for floods on Argentina's Pampas

Latest Results

Over the past 50 years, floods and drought have severely affected lives and livelihoods across the Western Argentinean Pampas, a vast plain of cropland and pasture. Climate change is expected to bring more frequent extreme weather events to the...
Building climate leaders in AfricaTapping income from the Nefza ForestNarrowing the "adaptive capacity gap"Nganyi Community Resource Centre: Community radio station broadcasts weather forecasts, climate change news to farmers in Kenya Preparing for floods on Argentina's Pampas
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