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Finding solutions for the structural barriers that perpetuate gender inequality.
The push to generate gender equal data is challenging power structures.
The Fund develops vaccines that are accessible and affordable for livestock smallholders.

In the decade since open data first broke onto the global stage, thousands of programs and projects around the world have worked to open data and use it to address a myriad of social and economic challenges. Meanwhile, issues related to data rights and privacy have moved to the centre of public...

In Ghana, 63% of the extremely poor depend on agriculture for their livelihoods, with women representing most of this population.
Small species of ruminants (sheep and goats) and poultry provide key benefits to women in many developing countries as sources of income, food security, and prestige.
Poultry and small ruminants improve women’s purchasing power and household food security, but women are hindered from accessing and using livestock vaccines by barriers such as low awareness, high acquisition costs, accessibility, and unequal gender relations.
Women in Rwanda, Kenya, and Uganda face a significant burden from preventable diseases affecting their animals.
Ghanaian and Canadian scientists are engineering plants to remove heavy metals from mine sites.
IDRC small grant is helping researchers in Latin America generate data about workplace carcinogen exposure.