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Community Based Crime Prevention in Guatemala

Guatemala is one of the most violent countries in the world. Guatemalans of every age, class and ethnicity confront violence daily in every part of the national territory. According to statistics kept by the police and the human rights ombudsman, …

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New report focuses on challenges and solutions for funding climate adaptation in Africa

Funding for projects focusing on climate change adaptation in Africa is increasing—through public grants, loans from development banks, multilateral and bilateral donors, or the private sector. Despite the availability of funding, there are many...


News

IDRC in the News – April 2014

07/04/2014

Multi-partner initiatives to tackle climate change IDRC and the UK's Department for International Development announced four multi-partner initiatives to tackle climate change in Africa and Asia. IDRC President Jean Lebel says the research under...

Four consortia to undertake new research on climate hot spots in Africa and Asia

07/03/2014

The Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) has selected four consortia to undertake research in three climate change hot spots in Africa and Asia: semi-arid regions, deltas, and glacier and snowpack-dependent river...

Events

Highlight: IDRC's Fast-start funded partners share findings on climate change adaptation

02/12/2013

Researchers funded by the Government of Canada’s fast-start climate finance met at a workshop in Panama City to share preliminary findings and discuss their approaches to research on climate change adaptation with decision-makers from various...

Event and live webcast
Dr Lorne Babiuk, recipient of
a 2013 Killam Prize in Health Sciences,
2012 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award

08/10/2013

Reducing the global impact of infectious diseases through vaccinationLorne Babiuk, vice-president of research at the University of Alberta and a member of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, is an internationally recognized...

Latest Results

Funding for projects focusing on climate change adaptation in Africa is increasing—through public grants, loans from development banks, multilateral and bilateral donors, or the private sector. Despite the availability of funding, there are many...
New report focuses on challenges and solutions for funding climate adaptation in Africa Nigerian forest communities act to reduce carbon emissions Extreme weather is increasing flood-related damage along Argentina and Uruguay's Rio de la PlataUnderstanding how emergencies affect internal migration in Costa RicaBottled or tap? Testing perceptions about water in Lebanon and Jordan

Latest Results

An IDRC-funded research project helped forest communities in  Cross River State, southeastern Nigeria, identify the conditions necessary for programs to successfully reduce carbon emissions in their communities. The study was also a means to inform...
New report focuses on challenges and solutions for funding climate adaptation in Africa Nigerian forest communities act to reduce carbon emissions Extreme weather is increasing flood-related damage along Argentina and Uruguay's Rio de la PlataUnderstanding how emergencies affect internal migration in Costa RicaBottled or tap? Testing perceptions about water in Lebanon and Jordan

Latest Results

IDRC-supported researchers have found changes in weather patterns and in the intensity of extreme weather events are resulting in the erosion of low-lying land areas, flooding, and damage to buildings and infrastructure along the Rio de la Plata...
New report focuses on challenges and solutions for funding climate adaptation in Africa Nigerian forest communities act to reduce carbon emissions Extreme weather is increasing flood-related damage along Argentina and Uruguay's Rio de la PlataUnderstanding how emergencies affect internal migration in Costa RicaBottled or tap? Testing perceptions about water in Lebanon and Jordan

Latest Results

Research shows that weather-related emergencies, such as floods, significantly increase internal migration in Costa Rica. An increase of one hydro-meteorological emergency raises migration rates between 0.7 and 0.11 percentage points. Therefore...
New report focuses on challenges and solutions for funding climate adaptation in Africa Nigerian forest communities act to reduce carbon emissions Extreme weather is increasing flood-related damage along Argentina and Uruguay's Rio de la Plata Understanding how emergencies affect internal migration in Costa RicaBottled or tap? Testing perceptions about water in Lebanon and Jordan

Latest Results

Researchers compared water quality available in two informal settlements in Lebanon and Jordan. Tests were conducted to compare water supplied by the municipality and bottled water. The results: tests showed that their quality is similar, although...
New report focuses on challenges and solutions for funding climate adaptation in Africa Nigerian forest communities act to reduce carbon emissions Extreme weather is increasing flood-related damage along Argentina and Uruguay's Rio de la PlataUnderstanding how emergencies affect internal migration in Costa Rica Bottled or tap? Testing perceptions about water in Lebanon and Jordan
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