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Combatting early marriages by empowering girls in West Africa

In additional to its illegal nature, early marriage results in a chain of negative consequences for girls who are its victims and represents a major barrier to the economic and social development process. However, West Africa, one of the world's …

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Uganda: Improving livelihoods with weather data

​In much of Sub-Saharan Africa, cattle herders and farmers have traditionally relied on the knowledge shared by their elders to determine when to plant their crops or sell livestock. However, their livelihoods are being negatively impacted...


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

IDRC at the Adaptation Canada symposium

12/04/2016

Ouranos, the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources, Natural Resources Canada, and IDRC are coming together to showcase Canada’s preparedness for managing risks associated with changing climate in Canada and beyond at the...

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...

Latest Results

​In much of Sub-Saharan Africa, cattle herders and farmers have traditionally relied on the knowledge shared by their elders to determine when to plant their crops or sell livestock. However, their livelihoods are being negatively impacted...
Uganda: Improving livelihoods with weather dataSenegal: Staying home at all costsAngola: Better forecastingMorocco: The value of waterIndia: When cities expand too rapidly

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​When a neighbourhood is at risk of flooding, the most logical solution is to build new houses in more secure areas and to relocate the residents. But in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, things are not so simple. The Sahel region experienced a long...
Uganda: Improving livelihoods with weather data Senegal: Staying home at all costsAngola: Better forecastingMorocco: The value of waterIndia: When cities expand too rapidly

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​Angola once benefited from a rich climatological database. But 30 years of civil war, which lasted from 1973 to 2002, destroyed 98% of the country's meteorological stations and the associated data. The war also forced a large number of families...
Uganda: Improving livelihoods with weather dataSenegal: Staying home at all costs Angola: Better forecastingMorocco: The value of waterIndia: When cities expand too rapidly

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​Morocco is a partially arid country where rain is rare but where agriculture prospers in spite of everything. Climate change has nevertheless had a major impact on Morocco in recent years. Precipitation has decreased by 20%, and heat and cold waves...
Uganda: Improving livelihoods with weather dataSenegal: Staying home at all costsAngola: Better forecasting Morocco: The value of waterIndia: When cities expand too rapidly

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With more than 1.2 billion inhabitants, the population of India is continually growing, and it’s transforming the country as a result. “The climate is not the only thing changing here. Everything changes!” says Veena Srinivasan, socio-hydrologist at...
Uganda: Improving livelihoods with weather dataSenegal: Staying home at all costsAngola: Better forecastingMorocco: The value of water India: When cities expand too rapidly
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