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Pervasive Technologies: Access to Knowledge (A2K)in the Marketplace

Pervasive networked communication technologies are transforming the way in which people across the world access information. The prices of mobile phones and netbooks have plummeted, even as their penetration and use have become nearly ubiquitous. …

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Improving research capacity on information society issues

An IDRC-funded project has enhanced the research capacity of 15 emerging information society scholars in Africa, Asia, and Latin America through grants, mentorship, and training. Thanks to the project, more researchers from developing countries are...


News

Internet freedom champion Carl Bildt awarded Diefenbaker human rights and freedom award

01/12/2014

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird presented the John Diefenbaker Defender of Human Rights and Freedom Award to international digital diplomacy advocate Carl Bildt for his work promoting Internet freedom.    Bildt chairs the Global Commission on...

Research informs Egypt's telecommunications strategy

15/09/2014

​Work championed by IDRC grantee Nagla Rizk contributed to Egypt’s strategy for open source software. In consultation with the private sector, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) is encouraging the use of open source...

Events

IDRC event and live webcast
Dr Fraser Taylor, recipient of the 2014 Killam Prize in Social Sciences

Global Geospatial Information Management and Sustainable Development: Some Observations

15/10/2014

Location determines a whole range of activities, whether economic, social, or cultural, everywhere in the world. Location is also a powerful way to organize many types of information, from population and soil patterns to climate change and roadways...

Highlight: Advancing the global discussion on standardizing health data

10/02/2014

IDRC-supported researchers from Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, and Vietnam attended two international meetings to help shape global discussions on health data.   Why data matters The importance of collecting and storing health data using a standard...

Latest Results

An IDRC-funded project has enhanced the research capacity of 15 emerging information society scholars in Africa, Asia, and Latin America through grants, mentorship, and training. Thanks to the project, more researchers from developing countries are...
Improving research capacity on information society issues Training young researchers to influence telecommunications policyNew books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to developmentTeacher education program explores building professional learning communities in IndiaInformation Lives of the Poor: Fighting poverty with technology

Latest Results

IDRC-supported conferences, tutorials, and internships in Asia, Africa and Latin America are building the capacity of young researchers to inform telecommunications policy. Communication Policy Research: south (CPRsouth) conferences showcase the...
Improving research capacity on information society issues Training young researchers to influence telecommunications policyNew books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to developmentTeacher education program explores building professional learning communities in IndiaInformation Lives of the Poor: Fighting poverty with technology

Latest Results

Two recently published open access books present the findings of IDRC-funded research exploring the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in developing countries. These books provide important insights into the increasingly...
Improving research capacity on information society issues Training young researchers to influence telecommunications policy New books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to developmentTeacher education program explores building professional learning communities in IndiaInformation Lives of the Poor: Fighting poverty with technology

Latest Results

IDRC supports the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project, which aims to improve educational policy, practice, and research in developing countries through a better understanding of the use and impact of open...
Improving research capacity on information society issues Training young researchers to influence telecommunications policyNew books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to development Teacher education program explores building professional learning communities in IndiaInformation Lives of the Poor: Fighting poverty with technology

Latest Results

A robust network of researchers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America has delved down to the household level to better understand the changes brought about by increased access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the developing...
Improving research capacity on information society issues Training young researchers to influence telecommunications policyNew books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to developmentTeacher education program explores building professional learning communities in India Information Lives of the Poor: Fighting poverty with technology
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