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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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Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in Sudan

An innovative planter that can make ridges and sow seeds at the bottom of the furrows at the same time is set to boost productivity of sorghum farming in Sudan.   Planting sorghum at the bottom of furrows has been recommended as a way to conserve...


News

Eight science journalists win scholarships to attend Ecohealth 2014 conference in Montréal

22/07/2014

IDRC is pleased to announce the eight winners of the 2014 Ecohealth Scholarships, an  international science journalist competition organized by the World Federation of Science Journalists.More than 200 journalists applied for the scholarships. The...

2014 John G. Bene Fellowship awarded to McGill student Theraesa Coyle

30/05/2014

​Theraesa Coyle, a graduate student in geography at McGill University, is the 2014 recipient of the John G. Bene Fellowship. Coyle’s research will examine traditional home gardens in Kerala, India. These gardens are among the most sophisticated...

Events

IDRC grantees present research at the International Conference on Deltas in Times of Climate Change

24/09/2014

Grantees of IDRC's Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) and Climate Change and Water (CCW) program will present their research at the second International Conference on Deltas in Times of Climate Change, September...

Highlight: CARIAA introduces research consortia to regional stakeholders in Nepal

30/04/2014

The Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) introduced four consortia to regional stakeholders in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 30, 2014. The consortia bring together institutions with complementary strengths in research...

Latest Results

An innovative planter that can make ridges and sow seeds at the bottom of the furrows at the same time is set to boost productivity of sorghum farming in Sudan.   Planting sorghum at the bottom of furrows has been recommended as a way to conserve...
Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanEvaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalCreating sustainable campuses: Sharing knowledge between Canada and MexicoMainstreaming climate change into Kenya’s new environmental policyNew report focuses on challenges and solutions for funding climate adaptation in Africa

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​In many rural and peri-urban areas around the world, water used for human consumption is being contaminated with human pathogens, heavy metals, and other dissolved compounds. As a result, millions of families lack access to safe water. Families...
Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in Sudan Evaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalCreating sustainable campuses: Sharing knowledge between Canada and MexicoMainstreaming climate change into Kenya’s new environmental policyNew report focuses on challenges and solutions for funding climate adaptation in Africa

Latest Results

One important challenge facing post-secondary institutions today is how to transform themselves into agents of sustainability. In the last decade, a number of initiatives in Canada set out strategies and forums to share experiences and best...
Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanEvaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and Nepal Creating sustainable campuses: Sharing knowledge between Canada and MexicoMainstreaming climate change into Kenya’s new environmental policyNew report focuses on challenges and solutions for funding climate adaptation in Africa

Latest Results

Climate change poses one of the greatest challenges to human development in Kenya. Extreme weather events in the form of droughts and floods are undermining the country's development planning as well as the socio-economic well-being of its...
Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanEvaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalCreating sustainable campuses: Sharing knowledge between Canada and Mexico Mainstreaming climate change into Kenya’s new environmental policyNew report focuses on challenges and solutions for funding climate adaptation in Africa

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...
Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanEvaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalCreating sustainable campuses: Sharing knowledge between Canada and MexicoMainstreaming climate change into Kenya’s new environmental policy New report focuses on challenges and solutions for funding climate adaptation in Africa
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