For an elderly man in West Africa, it is the comfort of hearing his wife’s voice on his long journey to receive cancer treatment. For villagers in Peru, it is an emergency lifeline following a devastating earthquake.
How can virtual platforms (VPs) better support research and civil society organizations in their research, policy development, project collaboration, capacity building, and dissemination activities? This was the theme of a Learning Forum hosted by IDRC’s Canadian Partnerships program.
Research in Action
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IDRC-supported research has shown that, as more and more people go online in Asia, digital privacy is increasingly seen as an important political and consumer right. A survey of Asian countries revealed widespread concern among citizens about protecting their personal data and Internet privacy. The report, A New Dawn: Privacy in Asia, summarizes the findings of the research.