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Mainstreaming Community-based Research: Institutional Arrangements for Research Partnerships Between Community Groups and Universities

The practice of community-based research (CBR), where research is conducted locally and relevant to communities, has evolved over the past 35 years. Community members and researchers collaborate on research projects with the results informing local …

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Sea level rise and land loss in the Nile Delta

IDRC-funded researchers have identified coastal areas in the Nile Delta that may be vulnerable to sea level rise using Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Results indicate that significant land loss may occur in that region by 2100. Using the...


News

IDRC in the News – New book on cybercrime

06/08/2013

Ron Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab, an IDRC grantee at the University of Toronto, spoke to CBC’s Spark and CTV News about his new book, Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace. The book explores how cybercriminal gangs, corporations, and...

Report puts spotlight on links between health and environment in Africa

19/03/2013

The connections between environmental and human health are the subject of the African Environment Outlook-3 (AEO-3), released recently by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).  With environmental factors contributing almost 30% of the...

Events

Highlight: Inclusive policy processes key to successful resource management

26/06/2011

Integrating local communities into resource management was the topic of “People in Places,” a June 2011 Coastal CURA (Community-University Research Alliance) conference held at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. IDRC support enabled...

Green growth tops donors' agenda at Berlin meeting

11/07/2012

The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) is a forum where donors, foundations, and UN agencies share their experience in private sector development. Both CIDA and IDRC are members of DCED and in 2011, CIDA and IDRC co-hosted the annual...

Latest Results

IDRC-funded researchers have identified coastal areas in the Nile Delta that may be vulnerable to sea level rise using Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Results indicate that significant land loss may occur in that region by 2100. Using the...
Sea level rise and land loss in the Nile Delta Innovation to control dengue disease in AsiaWidening access to water for slum residents in IndonesiaBamboo may be the answer to Ethiopia’s growing housing needsCanada-Africa grants spur novel ideas, networks

Latest Results

Asian researchers have developed new environmental and community approaches to reduce the number of mosquitoes carrying dengue, the fastest-growing mosquito-borne viral disease. Dengue is a significant economic and social burden in many countries...
Sea level rise and land loss in the Nile Delta Innovation to control dengue disease in AsiaWidening access to water for slum residents in IndonesiaBamboo may be the answer to Ethiopia’s growing housing needsCanada-Africa grants spur novel ideas, networks

Latest Results

Access to water for poor residents in Jakarta, Indonesia, is limited. Among the challenges they face are the high prices demanded by water service providers, poor water quality, and limited access to water infrastructure. With support from IDRC...
Sea level rise and land loss in the Nile Delta Innovation to control dengue disease in Asia Widening access to water for slum residents in IndonesiaBamboo may be the answer to Ethiopia’s growing housing needsCanada-Africa grants spur novel ideas, networks

Latest Results

A paper by IDRC partner the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan assesses the potential of bamboo to meet East Africa’s urgent housing needs. In this region, the supply of houses in rural and urban areas has failed to keep up with demand...
Sea level rise and land loss in the Nile Delta Innovation to control dengue disease in AsiaWidening access to water for slum residents in Indonesia Bamboo may be the answer to Ethiopia’s growing housing needsCanada-Africa grants spur novel ideas, networks

Latest Results

Short-term collaborations between Canadian and African researchers has generated compelling results on such pressing issues as maternal and child health, climate change impacts, and alternative energy sources. The Canada Africa Research Exchange...
Sea level rise and land loss in the Nile Delta Innovation to control dengue disease in AsiaWidening access to water for slum residents in IndonesiaBamboo may be the answer to Ethiopia’s growing housing needs Canada-Africa grants spur novel ideas, networks
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