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More than 2 billion people lack access to a financial account — with women, the poor, and youth facing the greatest barriers to access.
This year’s Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, was attended by close to 1,000 participants including policymakers, agricultural businesses, researchers, and agriculture donors. IDRC hosted several events throughout the Forum, which ran from September 4-8.
In Senegal, neighbourhood women known as godmothers bring vital maternal and child healthcare information to isolated women. Research is finding ways to make their work sustainable and better valued by the national health system.
As the seven-year Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa (IMCHA) program reached its halfway mark, 80 African and Canadian experts gathered in Dakar, Senegal, from April 24-27, 2017 to discuss the program’s emerging findings and to hone their research and policy engagement skills.
Global warming is threatening coffee production and the economies of small countries that rely on it to make a living. In Colombia, producers and scientists are keeping a close eye on the situation.
Following the rupture of a large dam in southeastern Brazil, metal waste and mud flowed downstream, contaminating the water and wreaking havoc as the worst environmental disaster in the nation’s history. Adalto Bianchini's research is helping the country rewrite its rules on one of its most precious resources.
IDRC welcomed the conference’s largest ever audience of more than 150 journalists and communicators.
IDRC supported five regional consultations to explore the role of think tanks and academic institutions in the SDG implementation and monitoring.
What are civil registration and vital statistics systems and why do they matter?
What does it take to ensure agriculture is driving sustainable and inclusive rural economic growth in Central and West Africa?