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ROSSA's latest bulletin puts a focus on women.

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) has announced the first ever recipients of the AIMS-NEI Fellowship for Women in Climate Change.

Global Affairs Canada and IDRC are hosting a panel discussion with a delegation of five women from the Syrian Negotiation Commission (SNC), an umbrella group representing the Syrian opposition in the UN-led Geneva peace talks.

Today the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced the appointment of Jean Lebel as President and Chief Executive Officer of IDRC. The Minister also announced six new appointees to the Board of Governors.

In partnership with UNESCO’s Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), IDRC is pleased to announce that the first call for applications for the new Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) fellowships is now open.

IDRC and the Embassy of the Netherlands are hosting a panel discussion about the role of research in advancing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and two-spirit (LGBTQI2) persons in developing countries.

IDRC will showcase its work in adaptation and resilience-building with vulnerable communities at ICLEI’s Resilient Cities 2018 conference in Bonn, Germany, from April 26–28, 2018.

The collaboration agreement signed by more than 50 local and foreign stakeholders, including local authorities and community and women-led organizations affected by climate change.

In this issue, learn how IDRC-supported research is tackling environmental issues faced by the urban poor in developing countries. Also, the call for the IDRC Doctoral Research Awards is open now, don’t forget to apply.

IDRC has a long history of funding water and climate change adaptation research that predates the current debate on what constitutes adaptation and adaptive capacity.