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Tiger-mosquito
23 Jan 2013
Funded by the International Development Research Centre, their goal is to understand how dengue is transmitted in the city, focusing on — health, the environment and climate, human behaviour, and urban planning, among others. This knowledge is critical for preventing the spread of the mosquito vector and controlling the virus.
Daighter-in law
10 Dec 2012
"Using similar research methods as in 1979, we found a marked shift away from son preference. Most women we interviewed wanted fewer children and no longer cared much if they were boys or girls. Indeed, some expressed a preference for daughters."
26 Nov 2012
IDRC is pleased to announce the launch of a new innovation competition in Latin America and the Caribbean. The competition welcomes concept notes on how innovative and simple public eHealth solutions can advance equity in health in the region.
04 Oct 2012
(Ottawa, October 3, 2012) – Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) today signed an agreement to invest up to $12.5 million in the International Partnerships for Sustainable Societies (IPaSS).
20 Jun 2012
Ottawa, Canada, June 20, 2011 - CA$16.5 million for six new international research projects announced.
sustainable cities
16 May 2012
In this issue, learn about a public lecture IDRC is hosting on May 22 with Mahmoud Solh, Director General of the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas. Dr Solh will talk about how the Arab Spring has increased the challenges to food security.
Screen shot of Department of Meteorology
11 Apr 2012
Guest article by Rohan Samarajiva
23 Mar 2012
Gita Sen, an IDRC grantee who combines a distinguished academic career with policy advocacy and NGO activism, has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Sussex. The degree was awarded in recognition of her outstanding contributions in the areas of health, gender, and social justice.
caribbean beach
21 Mar 2012
To boost their tourist industries, Caribbean countries are looking for new opportunities closer to home — among families and friends in the Caribbean diaspora.
africa kenya weather forecast
21 Mar 2012
Supported by Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC), researchers are working on ways to combine scientific methods with traditional weather forecasting practices in Kenya.
21 Mar 2012
Speakers from Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) share insights as part of International Development Week last month.
21 Mar 2012
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) participated in the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) annual meeting held in Vancouver, British Columbia in February.
21 Mar 2012
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) welcomes a new vice-President. In announcing the appointment of Jean Lebel, IDRC President David Malone cited his “many years of outstanding service within IDRC and his enviable reputation both within Canada and internationally.”
20 Mar 2012
The application deadline for the next Community Forestry: Trees and People — John G. Bene Fellowship competition is April 1, 2012.
19 Mar 2012
The next deadline for application for IDRC's Canadian Window on International Development award competition is April 1 2012.
14 Mar 2012
The next deadline for application for IDRC's Doctoral Research Award competition is April 1, 2012.
22 Feb 2012
Research institutions in Canada and Southeast Asia are joining forces to boost collaborative research aimed at understanding regional trends in a fast-changing world.
urban agriculture
22 Feb 2012
City dwellers have been growing their own food for millennia, but the concept of urban agriculture been formally recognized in research and public policy since the mid 1990s. Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has played a leading role in forging this new discipline and raising awareness of it.
22 Feb 2012
Former International Development Research Center (IDRC) governor Pratap Bhanu Mehta has received the prestigious 2011 Infosys Prize for Social Sciences – Political Science in recognition of his contributions to Indian public policy and international relations.
16 Feb 2012
Developing-world scientists at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
07 Feb 2012
the International Development Research Center invites applications for its 2011-2012 Small Grants for Innovative Research and Knowledge-Sharing.
12 Jan 2012
Eight students in Africa, Asia, and Canada have been selected to receive IDRC’s Climate Change and Water (CCW) 2011 Adaptation H2O graduate research awards. They were recommended on the basis of their innovative research relating to climate change and water.
bamboo
22 Dec 2011
Bamboo and rattan plants are at the centre of major initiatives in Asia, Africa, and Latin America that are combatting global warming, fighting soil erosion, protecting forests, and enhancing communities’ access to water.
Egypt business
15 Dec 2011
Tax cuts and a streamlined registration process are just some of the measures that reflect a new attitude toward small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Egypt. Support from IDRC and the Canadian International Development Agency have helped Egypt’s Ministry of Finance pave the way for these improvements.
Fish cage Nepal
01 Dec 2011
More than 20 years after the introduction of aquaculture, fish farmers are thriving in Kulekhani, Nepal.
30 Nov 2011
The International Development Research Centre hosted its 2011 Annual Public Meeting on October 28 in Ottawa.
24 Nov 2011
The International Development Research Council is pleased to announce that 23 candidates have received IDRC Doctoral Research Awards to conduct field research in 19 developing countries, on topics corresponding to IDRC's research priorities.
08 Nov 2011
Ottawa, Canada- From climate change, to food security, to global finance, Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has more than 100 staff experts available to speak to the media on some of the world's most pressing development challenges.
06 Oct 2011
SOAS gender expert, Naila Kabeer, will give talk on 'daughter deficit' today
26 Sep 2011
As the international community gathers in Brazil, IDRC will be on the ground to showcase how communities around the globe are harnessing science, technology, and indigenous knowledge to manage their access to water more equitably and efficiently.

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