In this issue, IDRC celebrates International Youth Day and announces a new partnership with ASEAN. Don’t forget to apply to all of our funding opportunities, there’s still time left!

IDRC Bulletin — Summer 2016
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Featured this month
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The face of change

IDRC celebrated International Youth Day on August 12, 2016. Learn more about IDRC-funded research that is providing key insights into preparing developing world youth for labour markets, fostering young scientific talent and entrepreneurship, and finding solutions to address the challenges of youth violence.

News

Government of Canada offers new health research training awards to refugees

Turning value chains into social gains in SE Asia: IDRC starts new work in ASEAN

IDRC, Carlos Slim Foundation team up to reduce youth violence

IDRC and Fundación Capital announce new project enabling vulnerable Colombian youth

Congratulations to DIRSI on their 10-year anniversary!

Cutting post-harvest loss in Africa with AGRA

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Events

Stay informed about upcoming IDRC events by emailing events@idrc.ca.

Research in action

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The importance of positive social capital on marginalized youth  
A recently completed IDRC-supported study examines the approach of civil society organizations in three countries as they endeavour to reduce youth alienation and promote youth development by enhancing community-based social capital.    

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Students at San Jose Secondary School, a rural school in in La Ceja, Antioquía, Colombia

Plugging into the transformative impact of ICTs
Economic development and access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) are fundamentally linked, yet three out of five people globally still lack Internet access. IDRC’s research partnerships are bridging this digital divide.

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Restaurants and cafés line the banks of the Ourika River in Morocco in spring and summer

Canadian Geographic: Adapting to a new environmental reality in Morocco
This IDRC-supported project is helping vulnerable communities in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains weather changes stemming from climate-change and other environmental degradation. Presented in partnership with Canadian Geographic, Charting Change stories appear online monthly at idrc.canadiangeographic.ca.

IDRC Books

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BUILDING AND EVALUATING RESEARCH CAPACITY IN HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS
Case Studies and Innovative Models   

Many calls have been issued internationally over the past decade to strengthen, support, and sustain research capacity in lower and middle-income countries (LMICs). This book assembles the experiences of 13 research capacity-building teams, co-led by Canadian and LMIC researchers, to capture lessons learned from the Global Health Research Initiative.

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Careers and competitions

IDRC Research Awards
Deadline: September 7, 2016

Global call for research proposals: Innovations in livestock vaccines
Deadline:
September 12, 2016

New health research training awards to refugees
Deadline for Doctoral research award: October 4, 2016
Deadline for Post-doctoral fellowship award: November 1, 2016

Careers at IDRC


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