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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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Evaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and Nepal

​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...


News

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...

Egypt joins global consortium on climate adaptation

29/05/2014

The National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences in Egypt has joined the consortium on Deltas, Vulnerability, and Climate Change: Migration as an Adaptation (DECCMA). Egypt will collaborate with the University of Southampton (UK), the...

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

​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...
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 Nigerian forest communities act to reduce carbon emissions

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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...
Evaluating 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 Nigerian forest communities act to reduce carbon emissions

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...
Evaluating 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 Nigerian forest communities act to reduce carbon emissions

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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...
Evaluating 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 Nigerian forest communities act to reduce carbon emissions

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...
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 Nigerian forest communities act to reduce carbon emissions
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