français
Home > IDRC > Themes > Information and Communication
Information and Communication

Latest Project

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. …

Latest Result

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

Enabling the Data Revolution: final report from the 3rd International Open Data Conference

01/09/2015

More than 1,000 participants attended the 3rd International Open Data Conference (IODC) in Ottawa in late May. The event, "Enabling the Data Revolution," was hosted by the Government of Canada (through IDRC, Foreign Affairs, Trade and...

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...

Events

Highlight: Canadian and Caribbean parliamentarians discuss open data

27/04/2015

On April 27 and 28, the International Development Research Centre co-hosted a two-day meeting on open data and open parliaments with the Canada Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. This inaugural meeting of the Canada-Caribbean...

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...

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
Home
Knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve the lives of people in the developing world
Bookmark and Share
Flickr YouTube Facebook Twitter