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Hybrid Security Arrangements in Africa: Exploring the Implications for State-building

In the aftermath of war and conflict, state security forces and institutions are often severely weakened or decimated. When this happens, multiple state and non-state security actors and governance structures emerge to fill security vacuums. The …

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Think Tank converts knowledge into change in Ghana

In February 2015, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) in Ghana hosted a succession of briefings on gains made in promoting transparency and accountability, factors affecting economic growth, and the public’s perception of socio-economic and...


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IDRC grantee appointed to advisory board of UNU institute

11/06/2015

Salam Kawakibi, Deputy Director and Director of Research at the Arab Reform Initiative (ARI), was appointed to the advisory board of the United Nations University’s Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility. The Institute focuses on cultural...

IDRC welcomes two new members to its Board of Governors

11/05/2015

The Governor in Council has made two new appointments to IDRC’s Board of Governors: Scott Gilmore, President of Anchor Chain  Alanna Heath, Vice President, Government Affairs and Partner, Barrick Gold Corporation Learn more about IDRC’s Board of...

Events

Highlight: Think Tank Initiative's 2015 Exchange in Istanbul

18/02/2015

The Think Tank Initiative's (TTI) 2015 Exchange brought together nearly 200 participants from across the globe. Representatives from 43 TTI-supported think tanks and a variety of donor organizations and research groups, policymakers, and opinion...

IDRC and UPEACE to host symposium on governance and security in Africa

28/04/2014

​More than 100 participants from regional institutions including the African Union, the Regional Economic Communities, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and academics, researchers, and representatives from NGOs will gather in Addis...

Latest Results

In February 2015, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) in Ghana hosted a succession of briefings on gains made in promoting transparency and accountability, factors affecting economic growth, and the public’s perception of socio-economic and...
Think Tank converts knowledge into change in GhanaResearch calls for preventive approach to gender-based violence in SenegalWomen and militarization in South Asia: Media Research FellowshipsFlexible intellectual property rights lead to greater innovation in Africa Canada, China collaborate to encourage “brain flow” between the two countries

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Despite laws and a constitution that guarantees gender equality, women in Senegal still experience high rates of violence. Critics point to an ineffective legal system that doesn't focus on prevention, where police rarely intervene, and where few...
Think Tank converts knowledge into change in Ghana Research calls for preventive approach to gender-based violence in SenegalWomen and militarization in South Asia: Media Research FellowshipsFlexible intellectual property rights lead to greater innovation in Africa Canada, China collaborate to encourage “brain flow” between the two countries

Latest Results

Panos South Asia and IDRC are working together on “Bringing Women’s Voices into the Mainstream: A Media Research Fellowship on Women and Militarization in South Asia.”  The project aims to improve the conditions of women living under the shadow of...
Think Tank converts knowledge into change in GhanaResearch calls for preventive approach to gender-based violence in Senegal Women and militarization in South Asia: Media Research FellowshipsFlexible intellectual property rights lead to greater innovation in Africa Canada, China collaborate to encourage “brain flow” between the two countries

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Research in Africa has shown that flexible intellectual property policies can lead to greater innovation and development.  The Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open A.I.R.) research project investigated the unique collaborative...
Think Tank converts knowledge into change in GhanaResearch calls for preventive approach to gender-based violence in SenegalWomen and militarization in South Asia: Media Research Fellowships Flexible intellectual property rights lead to greater innovation in Africa Canada, China collaborate to encourage “brain flow” between the two countries

Latest Results

The "brain flow" between Canada and China involves the movement of Chinese students, researchers, and faculty to Canadian educational institutions, and their return to the Chinese workforce. This rotation is producing a new push-pull...
Think Tank converts knowledge into change in GhanaResearch calls for preventive approach to gender-based violence in SenegalWomen and militarization in South Asia: Media Research FellowshipsFlexible intellectual property rights lead to greater innovation in Africa Canada, China collaborate to encourage “brain flow” between the two countries
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