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IDRC creates knowledge and innovative solutions to address some of the most pressing challenges facing the developing world, IDRC Chairperson Margaret Biggs told an audience at the Centre’s 2016 Annual Public Meeting on November 22 in Ottawa.
November 25 marks the first of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence
IDRC’s Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa (ROSSA) hosted representatives from the Kenyan government, the private sector, and research institutions on November 9 for a presentation of research findings by the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)-Wellcome Trust. The three-year study, titled Addressing health inequities in Kenya: Potential and feasibility of e-health approaches to promote health equity in the Kenyan health system, was implemented under IDRC’s Strengthening equity through applied research capacity building in e-health (SEARCH) program.
The verdict marks the first time a Guatemalan court has tried and convicted military officers for wartime sexual violence.
In 2008, it was estimated that South Africa’s total burden from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) stood at 40%, and was steadily increasing. Obesity is a risk factor for many NCDs, including stroke, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and cancer.
While it is the largest city in India’s northeastern state of Assam, Guwahati’s sprawling development pattern and limited transportation options seriously constrain women’s mobility.
Economic growth is driving population growth in Indian cities, particularly in small and medium-sized centres.
In India’s northeastern city of Guwahati, rapid growth has fueled an explosion of unplanned development, including in surrounding forests, hills, and wetlands. The spillover of development puts both communities and the environment at risk. With no secure tenure and limited access to basic services, residents of informal settlements face forced eviction.
Safe streets play a crucial role in enabling livelihoods, mobility, and access to services. In fast-growing Indian cities such as Ahmedabad, streets are also the site of conflict. With incomes and vehicle ownership on the rise, traffic has replaced people as the central point of street design. Vehicle-focused street design is limiting space for vendors, children, the elderly, and the disabled, while instances of violence against women are partly linked to land use and street design.
What happens when entire communities are uprooted by conflict or development? And how can planners shape the transition so that residents hold on to their livelihoods, social ties, and sense of security?