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21 Sep 2011
Water is scarce for residents on the edge of South Asia’s expanding cities. Four research teams across the subcontinent are working with communities to secure their access to this vital resource. By Jonah Engle
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21 Sep 2011
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 the IDRC's Wilfredo Reyes accepted a Plaque of Recognition for our contributions to the country’s milkfish breeding program.
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31 Aug 2011
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in association with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and AusAID have launched a project to assess influenza risks in light of recent policy changes in Southeast Asia that encourage small poultry farmers to concentrate their production activities in specific zones.
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29 Jul 2011
Scientists and peasants combine traditional farming techniques and cutting-edge research to grow food sustainably in the high Andes, where the ecology is rapidly changing.
29 Jul 2011
CCW’s Adaptation H2O Graduate Research Awards aim to build research capacity by providing funding to graduate students working on subjects related to climate change and water. Its deadline is Thursday, September 1, 2011 (before 4:00 p.m. Ottawa time)
29 Jul 2011
Program Leader - Think Tank Initiative Position #: 838 Location: Ottawa, Canada Salary Range (CAD): $100,135 - $125,169 Duration: Term until June 30, 2015 - Strong Possibility of Extension Closing Date: 14/08/11
29 Jul 2011
Position #: 835 Location: Ottawa, Canada Salary Range (CAD): $63,240 - $76,193 Duration: Indeterminate Closing Date: 02/08/11
29 Jul 2011
Program Management Officer - Supporting Inclusive Growth Position #: 292 Location: Ottawa, Canada Salary Range (CAD): $63,240 - $76,193 Duration: Term - 3 Years Closing Date: 14/08/11
29 Jul 2011
The IDRC research awards aim to provide exposure to research for international development through a program of training in research management and grant administration under the guidance of IDRC program staff. All applications must be submitted electronically and by/before September 12, 2011
25 Jun 2011
Doha, Qatar, June 25, 2011 – Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) will be at the World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ). IDRC participation will showcase the ways in which Arab scientists are strengthening their societies’ chances for peace, order, and good government.
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17 Jun 2011
Long before the term “global warming” appeared in headlines, Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) was supporting research on climate change.
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17 Jun 2011
A joint research project of the University of Waterloo in Canada and the Universidad Mayor in Chile has been investigating ways to accurately identify rock glaciers.
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17 Jun 2011
For Canadian youth, questioning their place in the world has become something of a rite of passage. But on the nation’s northern fringes, where few communities are accessible by road, the vision of young people is decidedly less far-sighted.
17 Jun 2011
Multi-disciplinary series to showcase emerging topics in economic, political, social, environmental, and technological development around the world.
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17 Jun 2011
The Citizen Lab, an IDRC grantee at the University of Toronto, has won this year’s Canadian World Press Freedom Award for its dedicated defence of free expression online.
02 Jun 2011
Five Canadian and Developing Country Teams to Study Climate Change Adaptation
01 Jun 2011
In a panel discussion at IDRC on June 3, three internationally renowned experts will discuss the implications of media piracy for the global economy.
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24 May 2011
IDRC lecture by development expert Todd Moss
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24 May 2011
Ian Smillie traces his involvement in the struggle to halt conflict diamonds, which have fuelled African wars that cost millions of lives. He describes the campaign in his new book, Blood on the Stone: Greed, Corruption and War in the Global Diamond Trade, co-published by IDRC and Anthem Press.
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24 May 2011
By STEPHEN DALE Can women who experienced the most brutal impacts of decades-long civil wars in Latin America come to terms with their own pasts while helping to reshape the societies around them?
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24 May 2011
As more women participate in the workplace, inequality may be increasing, rather than decreasing. Speaking at IDRC’s head office in celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, Dr Shahra Razavi argued that gender inequality is pervasive, and that the lines between the private and public spheres are blurred.
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18 Mar 2011
Providing clean water for everyone is a global concern. But nowhere is this more challenging than in developing countries where one in five people has no access to safe drinking water.
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18 Mar 2011
Africa is on the move. Populations are growing, economies are improving – and conflict is declining. Can all this be connected?
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18 Mar 2011
Last August, 18 families from the community of San Lucas, located northwest of El Salvador’s capital, celebrated their first harvest of indigo under fair and sustainable conditions.
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17 Mar 2011
Science Without Borders was the theme of this year’s annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Held in Washington, the meeting provided an opportunity for IDRC to showcase some of the research it supports and to engage with renowned leaders in scientific research.
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17 Mar 2011
A recent visit to Malawi and Rwanda by IDRC President David Malone provided an opportunity to further strengthen ties between IDRC and East African institutions and to see some of the region’s IDRC-supported research in action.
17 Mar 2011
IDRC’s Federico Burone testified before Canada’s Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade in early February about the essential role of research in Brazil’s economic and political development.
16 Mar 2011
Now, a few days after the Great Tohoku Earthquake that occurred off the North East Coast of Honshu Island, Japan, the damage estimates are emerging. The effectiveness of the warning systems in place and the lessons to learn from the disaster can begin to be seen.
12 Mar 2011
First reports indicate that the early warning systems worked and the years of training citizens to respond appropriately yielded results. Yet the losses of life in Sendai, the city most affected by the local tsunami, indicate that more can be done.
08 Mar 2011
By Veena Ravichandran The International Development Research Centre has been funding research to study promising innovations that can help disadvantaged women improve their lives and livelihoods.

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