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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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Mathematical modelling informs HIV prevention policy in China

IDRC-funded research is using mathematical modelling to influence local and national policies in China to reduce HIV transmission.    Treatment as preventionEarlier research conducted under Modelling and controlling infectious diseases project...


News

IDRC President accompanies Governor General to Chile, Colombia

28/11/2014

IDRC President Jean Lebel will have an opportunity to showcase the work of IDRC-funded researchers in Chile and Colombia during a state visit by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.   Lebel will travel as...

IDRC, SSHRC announce $10 million for new research

01/10/2014

Canada’s IDRC and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) announce $10 million in new projects to four Canadian and developing-country research teams. Together the teams will work to build safer, more sustainable, and prosperous...

Events

Highlight: Location, location, location: Cartographer Fraser Taylor on geospatial data and development

15/10/2014

In a recent lecture hosted by IDRC, Fraser Taylor, one of the world’s leading cartographers, spoke about the impact of location data on sustainable development. A member of the UN Committee of Experts on Geospatial Information Management and the...

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...

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IDRC-funded research is using mathematical modelling to influence local and national policies in China to reduce HIV transmission.    Treatment as preventionEarlier research conducted under Modelling and controlling infectious diseases project...
Mathematical modelling informs HIV prevention policy in ChinaNew 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

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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...
Mathematical modelling informs HIV prevention policy in China 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

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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...
Mathematical modelling informs HIV prevention policy in ChinaNew 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

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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...
Mathematical modelling informs HIV prevention policy in ChinaNew 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

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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...
Mathematical modelling informs HIV prevention policy in ChinaNew 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
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