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From Antigua and Barbuda to Chile, IDRC’s Latin America and the Caribbean regional office serves the diverse countries and communities of the region.
 
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Governor General views Canadian-funded rural development efforts in Colombia

IDRC President Jean Lebel was on hand during the Governor General of Canada’s state visit to Colombia to present an exciting Canadian-funded initiative that is helping to fight poverty and malnutrition in that country.   His Excellency the Right...

Canada, Chile commit to boosting global knowledge economy

Canada and Chile have undertaken to strengthen the ability of national innovation councils to provide advice to governments on science, technology, and innovation. A Memorandum of Understanding signed on December 1 in Santiago commits the two...

IDRC President accompanies Governor General to Chile, Colombia

IDRC President Jean Lebel will have an opportunity to showcase the work of IDRC-funded researchers in Chile and Colombia during a state visit by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.   Lebel will travel as...

IDRC grantee wins Danielle Mitterrand 2014 Environmental Prize

The Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental (SPDA, the Peruvian society for environmental law) has received the Danielle Mitterrand 2014 Prize, granted by the Fondation France Libertés. SPDA was recognized for its work on protecting indigenous...

Mexico to boost productivity among the rural poor, thanks to IDRC-supported research

Mexico’s new poverty reduction program, Prospera, is applying lessons from research carried out by the Latin American Centre for Rural Development (RIMISP), an IDRC partner. On September 19, 2014, Prospera National Coordinator Paula Hernández Olmos...

Two IDRC researchers part of Future of Latin American Science

Two IDRC researchers are included in a list of scientific leaders dubbed The Future of Latin American Science. The list, compiled by Que Pasa magazine and LatinAmericanScience.org, recognizes 30 Latin American scientists under the age of 40 whose...

Grantees in Latin America honoured

IDRC grantees across Latin America and the Caribbean have been recognized for their contributions to international development.   Adriana Blanco Metzler, from the Costa Rica Institute for Research and Education on Nutrition, was recognized by the...

New initiative addresses vector-borne diseases in Venezuela

A new component of the Ecosalud program has been launched in Venezuela to develop locally-based strategies for control of vector-borne diseases. Ecosalud Venezuela is part of an IDRC-supported program, Ecohealth Field Building Leadership in...

Latin American researchers honoured for innovative work in health

Researcher Joaquín Barnoya Pérez is a winner of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) 2013 World No Tobacco Day Awards. A long-time IDRC grantee, Barnoya’s extensive research has raised public awareness and...

Research explores the impact of new social protection programs in Latin America

Research supported by IDRC will evaluate the impacts of social protection programs available to people that do not have access to social security. Traditionally, social security funds have covered legally registered employees who contribute through...

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