Artificial intelligence (AI) and data science are key tools to support public health responses to COVID-19. IDRC and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) are providing up to CA$10 million to support AI and data research and innovations in the Global South to assist the COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery.
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Together with the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), IDRC has awarded CA$11.1 million to four regional learning partners who will design and operate hubs for the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX).
May Sabe Phyu has won an N-Peace Award from the United Nations Development Program. Founded in 2010, N-Peace awards recognize women from Afghanistan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka who shine a spotlight on gender-related issues.
IDRC’s Innovative Veterinary Solutions for Antimicrobial Resistance (InnoVet-AMR) team will join scientists and researchers from around the world for the 3rd International Symposium on Alternatives to Antibiotics in Thailand from December 16–18.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences to three development economists — Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer — who pioneered the use of an experiment-based approach.
IDRC is pleased to join scientists, gender scholars, and policymakers at the 2019 Asia-Pacific Gender Summit in Singapore from August 28–30. This year’s theme is Diversity and Gender in Science: Enhancing the Value of Research and Innovation.
The University of British Columbia, Canada and Yangon University of Economics, Myanmar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that solidifies their collaboration in support of evidence-based policy development in Myanmar. This agreement is the first of its kind between a Canadian and Myanmar university.