Four IDRC-supported research teams are set to participate in a panel discussion on the uptake of livestock vaccines by women livestock owners, to take place on October 14, 2021, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT (6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. CET), during this year’s Cultivating Equality: Advancing Gender Research in Agriculture and Food Systems conference.
IDRC staff, partners, and grantees are participating in sessions at the Sixth Adaptation Futures Conference, the premier international conference devoted entirely to climate-change adaptation, taking place this year in New Delhi, India, from October 5-8.
As part of IDRC’s Think Climate Indonesia initiative (TCI), a virtual inception workshop was held on July 21, 22 and 27, 2021, for the five project partners -- Yayasan INOBU, WRI–Indonesia, PATTIRO, Yayasan Kota Kita, and Kemitraan. Organized by IDRC’s TCI project manager and a team of facilitators from Inclusive Innovation, the workshop focused on team building, strategy building, and capacity building.
IDRC is taking part in INGSA2021, an international conference on issues of science advice to governments, with a focus on COVID-19 recovery and supporting a more effective use of science for public policy in the Global South.
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The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has approved new standards to support the development of insect-derived protein-rich food products for human consumption — a promising boost for insect farmers in Kenya.
The Lacuna Fund announces its second cohort of supported projects, whose teams will create openly accessible text and speech datasets that will fuel natural language processing (NLP) technologies in 29 languages across Africa.
The Canada Gairdner International Award 2021 was presented to Dr. Daniel J. Drucker whose work in diabetes research is funded through the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program, a partnership between IDRC, the Azrieli Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Israel Science Foundation that supports leading-edge biomedical research.
As part of our efforts to mobilize alliances and address COVID-19 recovery, IDRC is working with the Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) for Social Sciences and Humanities to address key gaps in our understanding of the societal effects of the pandemic.
The World Development Report released on March 24th examines the tremendous potential, as well as the risks, of the changing data landscape for people in lower income countries. The report is packed with expertise from across the Global South, thanks in part to IDRC.
As a result of COVID-19, closing gender gaps in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is a bigger challenge than ever before. The Gender in STEM Research Initiative aims to champion women’s contributions to science, and to society at large.