Lasting impacts in Asia

April 28, 2014
IDRC Communications
Lasting Impacts
A key part of Canada’s foreign policy efforts, IDRC supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. Here are a few examples that show how IDRC-supported research in Asia has improved lives.

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Sri Lanka better prepared for future tsunamis

Vulnerable coastal communities in Sri Lanka now have more tools to help them survive tsunamis, cyclones, and other rapid-onset natural disasters. This increased preparedness flows from IDRC-supported research that evaluated the best means of alerting communities to approaching danger, so residents can quickly move to safety.

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Yellow seahorse behind red coral
Project Seahorse evolves into major marine protector 

A Yellow seahorse behind red coral 
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