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IDRC works with developing-country researchers and institutions to build local capacity through funding, knowledge sharing, and training.

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The role of Government is critical in promoting decentralised processing infrastructure for small millets: support for existing and new equipment manufacturers; support for product standardization; development of a business hub; training for equipment mechanics; and tax incentives are some of...

Distance learning institutions intending to reuse Open Educational Resources (OER) for development of course materials need to orient and train course writers in basic understanding about OER, open licencing, and skills related to findability and reuse of OER. Reuse means adopting or adapting...

The need for equity of access to affordable, locally relevant educational materials is felt acutely in Global South countries facing growing student numbers, decreasing government funding, increasing textbooks costs, and educational materials that are not aligned with local context. The...

This PowerPoint presentation outlines the research results for one scenario in the use of Open Educational Resources (OER). Conclusions drawn from the study indicate that students in the face to face classes who used a semi-open OER obtain significantly better exam grades than students that did...

This protocol for trainers on training (ToT) for recipe demonstration is part of the "Scaling up Small Millet Post Harvest and Nutritious Food Products" project and is designed for organizations interested in promoting small millet consumption within local food systems. The training material...

The OEP-IE Index was developed as part of the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project implemented at the Open University of Sri Lanka, to evaluate the impacts of the integration of Open Educational Resources (OER) by school teachers. The Index functions as an...

As part of a larger project "Scaling Up Small Millet Post-Harvest and Nutritious Food Products," the presentation outlines local and regional value chain development for small millets, where millet foods need to transform from "niche foods" to "mass foods." It describes efforts to scale up...

This report details the scaling up of two innovations: 1) appropriate scale small millet hulling and processing machines 2) development and production of appealing small millet foods. The project employed "on-site business incubation" of small and medium enterprises, and customised capacity...

The presentation is a "how-to" for researchers, to illustrate, initiate, and develop a communications strategy for work in Research In Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D). One of the principles of ROER4D is to share the research process openly with both internal researchers in...

Openness can contribute to fixing the broken public and private textbook market in Chile, and strengthen competitiveness particularly in the promotion of the local/national publishing industry. The presentation presents a case for the Ministry of Education in Chile to consider a no-cost...

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