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Expanding opportunities for the women who feed Africa


​Eighty percent of Africa’s food comes from small-scale farmers, the vast majority of them women. But with limited or no ownership or control of their land, capital, or labour, women farmers are being left behind – limiting their livelihoods and...

IDRC and CIHR Presidents meet with African health leaders


​IDRC President Jean Lebel and the President of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), Dr. Alain Beaudet, met with African health leaders in Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda, from September 21 to 28, 2015. This first joint IDRC and CIHR...


Women promote careers in research in Cameroon


​More than 50 entry-level Cameroonian female researchers from academic institutions, research organizations, and government agencies convened in Yaoundé, the Cameroonian capital, at a workshop aimed at increasing the number of young women choosing...

Highlight: Examining research funding in Arab countries


​IDRC brought together senior managers from research funds and granting councils in 12 countries to share their experience on rallying domestic research efforts and organizing competitive calls for proposals.  Expected results Research funders seek...

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Bulletin — September 2015

Ten times a year, IDRC publishes the IDRC Bulletin, which offers insights into the world of international development research.

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LINKING UNIVERSITIES AND MARGINALISED COMMUNITIES<br/>South African Case Studies of Innovation Focused on Livelihoods in Informal Settings

South African Case Studies of Innovation Focused on Livelihoods in Informal Settings

​South African universities are mandated to promote scholarship that is socially and economically responsive to local contexts. The contribution of universities to innovation is a key driver of economic and social development, but should be more...

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Support for the Urban Climate Change Research Network Public Launch

As cities lead on climate change, the demand for policy-relevant evidence and practical action grows. This project will build support to allow the …

Support for the Fourth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

This project will provide funds to IDRC grantee, the Centre for Internet and Society, India (CIS-India), to host the 4th Global Congress on …

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