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IDRC in the News – New book on cybercrime

Ron Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab, an IDRC grantee at the University of Toronto, spoke to CBC’s Spark and CTV News about his new book, Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace. The book explores how cybercriminal gangs, corporations, and...

Report puts spotlight on links between health and environment in Africa

The connections between environmental and human health are the subject of the African Environment Outlook-3 (AEO-3), released recently by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).  With environmental factors contributing almost 30% of the...

CIDA grant helps increase food security of Malawi farmers

The Canadian International Development Agency has allocated $2.5 million to extend the benefits of the IDRC-supported Soils, Food and Healthy Communities project to many more Malawian farmers and their families over the next five years.    Malawi...

Helping Latin America avoid ‘Dutch disease’

Latin America is at a crossroads, with buoyant demand for its natural resources presenting significant opportunities and risks. A timely new book explores the pros and cons for countries in the region of exploiting their natural resource abundance...

The many faces of ecohealth at the University of Guelph

We cannot have good health without a healthy environment. But a lot of the things we do to live better lives can damage the environment.   Ecosystem approaches have helped explore diverse health challenges around the world. Over the years...

Celebrating 25 years of fish breeding success in the Philippines

In July 2011, the Philippines Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources celebrated the 25th anniversary of its first success at milkfish (bangus) spawning in captivity. During the celebrations IDRC’s Wilfredo Reyes...

Ecohealth 2012 research awards competition now closed

The 2012 IDRC research awards competition is now closed and applications are being reviewed. Deadline for applications was September 12, 2011.   This competition focused on the challenges of developing healthier communities in more resilient...

Ecohealth summer workshop, field school offered at UNBC

The Canadian Community of Practice in Ecosystem Approaches to Health (CoPEH-Canada) is sponsoring its fourth annual summer short course, Ecosystem Approaches to Human Health, June 5-16, 2011, in conjunction with the University of Northern British...

Award Competition - BENE Fellowship

IDRC announces the next round in the John G. Bene Fellowship. This Fellowship is open to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada who are pursuing their graduate studies at a Canadian university and have an academic background in forestry or...

Former IDRC Partner Awarded Nobel Prize for Economics

Elinor Ostrom was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for her groundbreaking research on managing collective resources, or “the commons,” such as pastureland, water systems, fish stocks, and air. Ostrom is a past president and...

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