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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. …

Latest Result

New research shows how social media, crowdsourced data transforms election coverage

In August 2013, iHub Research published the results of an IDRC-funded study on developing a Crowdsourcing (information collected from citizens through online platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and text messaging) Framework for Elections. Spanning...


News

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...

Call for Concept Notes: Open Science Network

11/08/2014

The Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet) is pleased to announce the launch of the public Call For Concept Notes for case studies that explore the linkages between open science and development.   OCSDNet aims to support...

Events

IDRC Forum - Opportunity calls: Booming innovation in Africa

11/06/2014

The International Economic Forum of the Americas (Conférence de Montréal) IDRC Forum on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:30 a.m. to noon Fairmont Queen Elizabeth 900 René Lévesque Blvd. W. Montreal, Quebec Opportunity calls: Booming innovation in...

Highlight: Arab Women in Science

26/01/2014

IDRC inaugurated its Development Debate Series with the panel, "Arab Women in Science: Overcoming barriers and mobilizing the diaspora." Speakers included Essam Heggy, Science Advisor to Egypt's president, and Ismahane Elouafi, Director...

Latest Results

In August 2013, iHub Research published the results of an IDRC-funded study on developing a Crowdsourcing (information collected from citizens through online platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and text messaging) Framework for Elections. Spanning...
New research shows how social media, crowdsourced data transforms election coverageInfluencing pro-poor telecommunication policies in Asia Canada-Africa grants spur novel ideas, networksInnovative grants program teams up Canadian and Latin American researchers Meet two rural innovators

Latest Results

A study on mobile phone use by the poor has resulted in the cancellation of a plan to tax mobile usage in Bangladesh. Surveys on mobile expenditures in several South Asian countries found that nearly half of the poor people in Bangladesh own a...
New research shows how social media, crowdsourced data transforms election coverage Influencing pro-poor telecommunication policies in Asia Canada-Africa grants spur novel ideas, networksInnovative grants program teams up Canadian and Latin American researchers Meet two rural innovators

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...
New research shows how social media, crowdsourced data transforms election coverageInfluencing pro-poor telecommunication policies in Asia Canada-Africa grants spur novel ideas, networksInnovative grants program teams up Canadian and Latin American researchers Meet two rural innovators

Latest Results

Canadian and Latin American researchers are jointly pursuing knowledge in a variety of disciplines, generating ideas and building international networks. For example, in Colombia, researchers from Simon Fraser University and the Centro Internacional...
New research shows how social media, crowdsourced data transforms election coverageInfluencing pro-poor telecommunication policies in Asia Canada-Africa grants spur novel ideas, networks Innovative grants program teams up Canadian and Latin American researchers Meet two rural innovators

Latest Results

Rural technological innovations can improve lives. This 5-minute video shows two cases of innovations that have spread far and wide. The interviews were filmed during an international meeting of innovators on November 8-10, 2011 in Lima, Peru...
New research shows how social media, crowdsourced data transforms election coverageInfluencing pro-poor telecommunication policies in Asia Canada-Africa grants spur novel ideas, networksInnovative grants program teams up Canadian and Latin American researchers Meet two rural innovators
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