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.
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.
In 2020, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned that the global pandemic “could reverse the limited progress that has been made on gender equality and women’s rights” over the past 25 years.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed both the world’s fragility and the interconnectedness between businesses, society, and nature. From October 28 to 30, 2020, the India and Sustainability Standards conference is providing an online forum for a diversity of actors to exchange ideas on how to strengthen commitments to sustainable development.