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Women in the developing world continue to face obstacles that limit their ability to establish careers and become leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). IDRC is pleased to announce two new initiatives designed to support women and enable their careers...

Senior staff of science granting councils (SGCs) and other science, technology, and innovation actors in sub-Saharan Africa will gather at the Annual Forum of the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) to share evidence, experiences, and best practices, and to develop interventions in...

In this issue, discover how the research we support is empowering women. Learn more about our new partnership with Cancer Research UK, and don’t forget to join us at our Annual Public meeting.

Together with our partners the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Azrieli Foundation and the Israel Science Foundation we are pleased to announce the recipients of the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program’s 3rd call for proposals. These world-class research teams will...

In ROSSA's latest bulletin issue: A farewell message from Simon Carter, the Regional Director of the IDRC office in sub-Saharan Africa. We tell you how in Ekiti State in Nigeria, monthly cash transfers are reducing the financial burden for families. We also include...

IDRC and Cancer Research UK are pleased to announce the launch of a new five-year initiative aimed at preventing tobacco-related diseases and promoting public health in countries throughout Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa.

A new project funded by IDRC and led by the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) seeks to facilitate the flow of information between academia and governments to ensure that sound scientific evidence informs policymaking.


The American University of Beirut has announced the establishment of the Global Health Institute to serve as a regional hub for interdisciplinary research and capacity building in global health.

In this issue, we invite you to watch our CRVS Expert Talk series. Catch the highlights of the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada Conference, and don’t forget to apply to our call to strengthen engineering research and training in Africa. 

IDRC-supported research is contributing to discussions at the Sustainable Development Impact Summit in New York on September 18 and 19, 2017.