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.
IDRC seeks governors who will assist in establishing the strategic direction of the Centre; review and approve budgets, annual reports, business development, and financial statements; and track corporate performance against strategic and business development.
As developing countries plan for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic they need to invest in building climate-resilient and low-carbon economies. IDRC is launching a call for expressions of interest for research to help promote gender equality through new economic opportunities and green jobs.
This Call for Concept Notes aims to support One Health research to identify, implement, and assess potential innovations in policies, programs, or practices that can prevent, control, and mitigate the risks of emerging epidemic threats.
The Lacuna Fund, an initiative co-founded by IDRC, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Google.org, has announced its first cohort of projects in the agricultural artificial intelligence (AI) for social good domain.
IDRC is pleased to announce a call for proposals for multi-year research projects on innovative legal empowerment approaches in Africa and South-East Asia. Local organizations will lead the research, which will promote the rights of vulnerable groups and foster more inclusive and accountable institutions.
Six research projects aim to rebuild post-COVID-19 socio-economic systems in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, and Senegal in a way that allows women to contribute fully. The projects accomplish this by reducing the burden of unpaid domestic work.
Over 50 years, we have learned the critical role that research, knowledge, and innovation play in building stronger economies and societies in the developing world. Today, the disastrous impacts of climate change and persistent inequalities, combined with the COVID-19 pandemic, are undermining global progress.
A Series of articles in the Lancet presents informative research from an IDRC-supported project on interventions to improve our understanding of women’s and children’s health in conflict-affected zones.