IDRC’s support for applied research on climate change adaptation began more than a decade before climate change became a climate crisis. Together with like-minded donors, IDRC has helped establish strong foundations for climate change adaptation research.
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 is among the agencies proudly representing Canada at the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) taking place in Madrid, Spain, from December 2–13.
On September 16, IDRC and partners from African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the BNP Paribas Foundation, the Agropolis Foundation, and the European Commission, will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, to celebrate the launch of the inaugural cohort of the One Planet Fellowship.
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.
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IDRC and Carleton University are pleased to announce a call for expressions of interest to examine gender-inclusive technological design in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).
IDRC and the Centre of Excellence for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems have launched the knowledge brief Strengthening CRVS systems, overcoming barriers, and empowering women and children.
Canada and France are supporting engagement and leadership on climate action in the French-speaking world through this training initiative, which includes half of the African negotiating group countries at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
IDRC is joining thousands of leaders and advocates from all over the world to revitalize efforts to achieve gender equality at the Women Deliver 2019 conference in Vancouver from June 3 to 6. Conference delegates can attend several IDRC-hosted events and visit the IDRC booth to learn how the knowledge, innovations, and solutions we support with our many research partners are empowering women and girls.
Rising global temperatures will increase the frequency and severity of heat waves in India. This increase has a considerable impact on the health of vulnerable communities and the rate of fatalities in the region.
The Feminist Open Government Initiative (FOGO) has awarded $240,000 in research grants to five organizations to help close the knowledge gap around gender equality, women’s participation, and open government.