IDRC News and Events RSS https://www.idrc.ca/en As part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, IDRC champions and funds research  and innovation  within  and alongside developing  regions  to  drive global change. en Think Climate Indonesia team begins work on climate-change mitigation https://www.idrc.ca/en/news/think-climate-indonesia-team-begins-work-climate-change-mitigation <div> <h1 class="default-page-title idrc-pattern"">Think Climate Indonesia team begins work on climate-change mitigation </h1> </div> <span><span>ocurry</span></span> <span>September 10, 2021</span> <div class="container"> <div class="layout layout--bootstrap-grid-row-2 row"> <div class="col-md-8 layout__region layout__region--main col"> <nav role="navigation" aria-labelledby="system-breadcrumb"> <h2 id="system-breadcrumb" class="sr-only">Breadcrumb</h2> <ol class="breadcrumb"> <li class="breadcrumb-item"> <a href="/en">Home</a> </li> </ol> </nav> <div> <h1 class="default-page-title idrc-pattern"">Think Climate Indonesia team begins work on climate-change mitigation </h1> </div> <div class="field--name-published-date"> <span>September 10, 2021</span> </div> <div class="content-summary"> <div class="field field--name-field-summary field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">As part of IDRC’s Think Climate Indonesia initiative (TCI), a virtual inception workshop was held on July 21, 22 and 27, 2021, for the five project partners -- Yayasan INOBU, WRI–Indonesia, PATTIRO, Yayasan Kota Kita, and Kemitraan. Organized by IDRC’s TCI project manager and a team of facilitators from Inclusive Innovation, the workshop focused on team building, strategy building, and capacity building. </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==" width="1200" height="806" alt="Team photo from TCI inception workshop " loading="lazy" class="lazyload img-fluid" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_image_large/public/2021-09/TCI%20Team%20photo.png?itok=knT3SO7y" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-credit field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item">Think Climate Indonesia</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-paragraphs field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--layout paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="container"> <div class="layout layout--bootstrap-grid-row-1 row"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--main col"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text-block paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Think Climate Indonesia is a three-year partnership supported by IDRC and the Oak Foundation aimed at enabling local think tanks in Indonesia to engage more effectively in climate action.  </p> <p>Workshop participants included experts in urban planning, knowledge and sustainable management, monitoring and evaluation, and other fields. One of the objectives of the workshop was to create a sense of community among the TCI think-tank members.   </p> <p>Several positive factors emerged out of the event. The workshop underscored how the commonalities and differences among the groups can be used to work strategically, building on each other’s expertise, networks, and strengths, as well as the previous research work done in different geographical areas. </p> <p>The think tanks vowed to work hard on the ambitious ideas raised at the workshop, and agreed to hold monthly meetings to chalk out strategies.  </p> <p>“We hope that the Think Climate Indonesia initiative will deepen the work of actively researching and engaging with a range of stakeholders, to mobilize policy processes and actions that address climate-change mitigation measures, as well as adaptation and resilience,” said Anindya Chatterjee, IDRC’s Asia Regional Director. “We have indeed seen how, with the right kind of support, local think tanks can be agents of change.” </p> <p>“The work that you are doing is critical in a moment of climate crisis,” Santiago Alba Corral, Director of IDRC’s Climate-Resilient Food Systems program, said at the workshop.  “The way that we engage in mitigation and adaptation to climate change are going to be critical, and we want to address the major challenge for humanity. And in particular, in climate hotspots such as Indonesia, you have an opportunity to inform, to influence, to change the way that we work.” </p> <p>Read more about the TCI Inception Workshop. </p></div> </div> <div> <iframe allowfullscreen allow="fullscreen" sandbox="allow-top-navigation allow-top-navigation-by-user-activation allow-downloads allow-scripts allow-same-origin allow-popups allow-modals allow-popups-to-escape-sandbox" src="https://e.issuu.com/embed.html?d=tci_inception_workshop_report_july_2021&amp;u=idrc_crdi" title="Think Climate Indonesia" style="border:none;width:100%;max-width:720px;height:410px;"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block--link"> <div class="field field--name-field-link-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/en/search?f%5B0%5D=type%3Anews_item&amp;f%5B1%5D=type%3Anews_item">More news</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 10 Sep 2021 16:28:12 +0000 ocurry 103646 at https://www.idrc.ca IDRC at the 2021 Conference of Montreal https://www.idrc.ca/en/news/idrc-2021-conference-montreal <div> <h1 class="default-page-title idrc-pattern"">IDRC at the 2021 Conference of Montreal</h1> </div> <span><span>veshaya</span></span> <span>September 3, 2021</span> <div class="container"> <div class="layout layout--bootstrap-grid-row-2 row"> <div class="col-md-8 layout__region layout__region--main col"> <nav role="navigation" aria-labelledby="system-breadcrumb"> <h2 id="system-breadcrumb" class="sr-only">Breadcrumb</h2> <ol class="breadcrumb"> <li class="breadcrumb-item"> <a href="/en">Home</a> </li> </ol> </nav> <div> <h1 class="default-page-title idrc-pattern"">IDRC at the 2021 Conference of Montreal</h1> </div> <div class="field--name-published-date"> <span>September 3, 2021</span> </div> <div class="content-summary"> <div class="field field--name-field-summary field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">IDRC will be part of the discussion on moving towards a greener global economy at the 2021 Conference of Montreal. </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==" width="1200" height="675" alt="Event promotion banner" loading="lazy" class="lazyload img-fluid" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_image_large/public/2021-09/PW149-imageENG.png?itok=Cq3tHWHr" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-credit field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item">The International Economic Forum of the Americas</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-caption field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item">Promotional banner of the Conference of Montreal</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-paragraphs field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--layout paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="layout layout--bootstrap-grid-row-1 row"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--main col"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text-block paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>IDRC is co-hosting with the International Economic Forum of the Americas a plenary session on opportunities to solve energy poverty and inequalities worldwide, a panel on the care economy, and a fireside chat with Ismahane Elouafi, Chief Scientist at the Food and Agriculture Organization.</p> <p>The Conference of Montreal aims to heighten knowledge and awareness of the major issues concerning economic globalization, with a particular emphasis on the relations between the Americas and other continents. This year’s conference theme is “Towards a fairer and greener economy.”</p> <p>This 27th edition of the conference will take place in a hybrid format on September 13-16, 2021, from Montreal and Miami.</p> <p><a href="https://forum-americas.org/montreal/home/"><strong>Learn more about the Conference of Montreal and register</strong></a></p> <h3><strong>Overview of IDRC sessions </strong></h3> <p><a><strong>Tuesday, September 14 |12:40-1:30 p.m.</strong></a><br /><strong>Renewables to end energy poverty for a sustainable and inclusive world <br /> Plenary session</strong></p> <p>Moderated by IDRC President Jean Lebel </p> <p>Lack of access to affordable, reliable, and renewable electricity is trapping millions in poverty, worsening food security, undermining efforts to address climate change, and exacerbating inequalities and gender gaps. This conversation will explore the global transition to renewable energy, overcoming obstacles and exploiting opportunities to solve energy poverty and inequalities worldwide and the potential ripple-effect benefits, such as improved education, health, gender equality, food security, economic development, and job creation.</p> <p><strong>Wednesday, September 15 | 11:00-11:50 a.m.<br /> Investing in those who care<br /> Panel</strong></p> <p>Moderated by IDRC Vice-President Dominique Charron</p> <p>Care and domestic work are key barriers to women’s and girls’ empowerment. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how vital it is to society, yet much of it remains invisible, undervalued, and unevenly distributed. How can business and investment address the gender and social disparities associated with vulnerable care jobs and transform them into fair job opportunities? What market-based solutions are emerging to recognize, reward, reduce, and redistribute care activities and advance gender equality?</p> <p><strong>Wednesday, September 15 | 1:20-1:50 p.m.<br /> Uniting the scientific community: What the Global North can learn from the South in research and development?<br /> Fireside chat</strong></p> <p>Interviewed by Jean Lebel</p> <p>IDRC President Jean Lebel will interview Ismahane Elouafi, Chief Scientist at the Food and Agriculture Organization, about the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the path to Zero Hunger by 2030.</p></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block--link"> <div class="field field--name-field-link-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/en/search?f%5B0%5D=type%3Anews_item&amp;f%5B1%5D=type%3Anews_item">More news</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 03 Sep 2021 17:48:10 +0000 veshaya 103601 at https://www.idrc.ca AGRF 2021: IDRC-hosted panel on women’s inclusion in boosting the resilience of agricultural value chains https://www.idrc.ca/en/events/agrf-2021-idrc-hosted-panel-womens-inclusion-boosting-resilience-agricultural-value-chains <div> <h1 class="default-page-title idrc-pattern"">AGRF 2021: IDRC-hosted panel on women’s inclusion in boosting the resilience of agricultural value chains</h1> </div> <span><span>veshaya</span></span> <span>Thu, 09/02/2021 - 12:43</span> <div class="container"> <div class="layout layout--bootstrap-grid-row-1 row"> <div class="col-md-8 layout__region layout__region--main col"> <nav role="navigation" aria-labelledby="system-breadcrumb"> <h2 id="system-breadcrumb" class="sr-only">Breadcrumb</h2> <ol class="breadcrumb"> <li class="breadcrumb-item"> <a href="/en">Home</a> </li> </ol> </nav> <div> <h1 class="default-page-title idrc-pattern"">AGRF 2021: IDRC-hosted panel on women’s inclusion in boosting the resilience of agricultural value chains</h1> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==" width="1200" height="900" alt="photo by Derek Peak" loading="lazy" class="lazyload img-fluid" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_image_large/public/2021-09/106516---university-of-saskatchewan_derek-peak-img_2346_14296156531_o.jpg?itok=i6zZkEAA" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-credit field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item">University of Saskatchewan, Derek Peak</div> </div> <div class="event-dates"> <div class="field field--name-field-event-dates field--type-daterange field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Date(s) and time of event</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2021-09-06T10:00:00Z">September 6, 2021</time> - <time datetime="2021-09-06T11:00:00Z">September 6, 2021</time> </div> </div> </div> <div class="event-dates"> <div class="field field--name-field-event-dates field--type-daterange field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2021-09-06T10:00:00Z">10:00 am</time> - <time datetime="2021-09-06T11:00:00Z">11:00 am</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>On <strong>September 6, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (EAT)</strong>, IDRC will host a panel of international researchers at the <a href="http://www.agrf.org/">African Green Revolution Forum</a>.</p> <p>The panel discussion on <strong>the importance of women’s inclusion in enhancing the resilience and effectiveness of agricultural value chains </strong>will unpack lessons learnt from different research projects in three African regions (East, West and North), exploring how each approached contextualized challenges in terms of resilience and equity of food systems.</p> <p>Guest panelists will share knowledge on how multi-stakeholder approaches enhance the agency of women farmers and their families in agricultural food systems and in the value chains of key commodities, ultimately informing better policy.</p> <p>Join us in the conversation if you want to know more on what the projects achieved and learnt, and how these lessons can help us achieve a transformation to more inclusive, sustainable food systems.</p> <p>This event is part of the AGRF 2021 Summit. Register free of charge at <a href="http://www.agrf.org/">www.agrf.org.</a></p> <p><strong>Participants</strong>:</p> <ul><li><strong>Julie Crowley</strong>, IDRC Regional Director for Central and West Africa</li> <li>Dr. <strong>Edidah Lubega Ampaire</strong>, Senior Program Specialist, IDRC’s Climate-Resilient Food Systems programme</li> <li><strong>Grace Nanyonjo</strong>, Uganda's National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)</li> <li>Dr. <strong>Andrew Wardell, </strong>Principal Scientist, Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) &amp; World Agroforestry (ICRAF)</li> <li>Prof. <strong>Redouane Choukrallah, </strong>Professor, Institut agronomique et vétérinaire Hassan-II</li> <li><strong>Mercy Rurii</strong>, Senior Program Officer, IDRC’s Climate-Resilient Food Systems programme</li> </ul></div> <div class="block--webform"> <h2>Sign up for email invitations to our events</h2> <form class="webform-submission-form webform-submission-add-form 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class="layout layout--bootstrap-grid-row-2 row"> <div class="col-md-8 layout__region layout__region--main col"> <nav role="navigation" aria-labelledby="system-breadcrumb"> <h2 id="system-breadcrumb" class="sr-only">Breadcrumb</h2> <ol class="breadcrumb"> <li class="breadcrumb-item"> <a href="/en">Home</a> </li> </ol> </nav> <div> <h1 class="default-page-title idrc-pattern"">IDRC to support research chairs on forced displacement in Central and South America and South and Southeast Asia </h1> </div> <div class="field--name-published-date"> <span>August 16, 2021</span> </div> <div class="content-summary"> <div class="field field--name-field-summary field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">IDRC has launched a call for proposals from universities in South and Southeast Asia and Central and South America, to establish research chairs on forced displacement. </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_image_large/public/2021-08/49004878927_e5db04e05c_o.jpg?itok=SdkwbvRq" width="1200" height="800" alt="A Rohingya woman runs a school for fellow refugee women in Bangladesh. " loading="lazy" class="img-fluid" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-credit field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item">UN Women Asia and the Pacific</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Close to 80 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced because of persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations, economic hardship, climate change, and prolonged instances of political instability.  </p> <p>Eighty percent of the world’s forcibly displaced are hosted in countries in the Global South. Yet almost all the research that influences policy and practice on forced displacement originates from Northern countries. To generate more national and local policy-relevant knowledge, IDRC will support for up to five years the establishment of up to two university research chairs in South and Southeast Asia and two university research chairs in Central and South America. </p> <p>The research chair positions will: </p> <ul><li>empower institutions in these regions to define research agendas </li> <li>lead on practical solutions that transform unequal gender relations and promote social, economic, political, and health rights among forcibly displaced persons and their host communities  </li> <li>amplify the voices and perspectives of forcibly displaced persons and host communities in local, national, regional, and global arenas </li> </ul><p>This call for proposals is part of a broader IDRC contribution to localize research on forced displacement, which includes a recently closed call for proposals to establish research chairs in the Middle East and East Africa.  </p> <p><a href="https://www.idrc.ca/en/stories/more-sustainable-and-inclusive-world" target="_blank">IDRC’s Strategy 2030</a> aims to contribute to more inclusive, accountable, and transparent governance for people — especially women and children. Our efforts to improve governance for people who are forced to migrate, and the communities that host them, contribute to the greater use of data, evidence, and research for inclusive decision-making, a key enabler for advancing the Sustainable Development Goals.</p> <p>For more information, and to apply, please go to <a href="https://idrc.ca/en/call-proposals-establishing-research-chairs-forced-displacement-south-and-southeast-asia-and" target="_blank">our call for proposals page</a>.  </p> <p>The deadline for the call is September 30, 2021 (4 p.m. EDT). </p></div> <div class="block--link"> <div class="field field--name-field-link-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/en/search?f%5B0%5D=type%3Anews_item&amp;f%5B1%5D=type%3Anews_item">More news</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 16 Aug 2021 19:56:43 +0000 ocurry 102236 at https://www.idrc.ca IDRC at INGSA2021: science advice to governments during pandemic recovery https://www.idrc.ca/en/news/idrc-ingsa2021-science-advice-governments-during-pandemic-recovery <div> <h1 class="default-page-title idrc-pattern"">IDRC at INGSA2021: science advice to governments during pandemic recovery </h1> </div> <span><span>ocurry</span></span> <span>August 13, 2021</span> <div class="container"> <div class="layout layout--bootstrap-grid-row-2 row"> <div class="col-md-8 layout__region layout__region--main col"> <nav role="navigation" aria-labelledby="system-breadcrumb"> <h2 id="system-breadcrumb" class="sr-only">Breadcrumb</h2> <ol class="breadcrumb"> <li class="breadcrumb-item"> <a href="/en">Home</a> </li> </ol> </nav> <div> <h1 class="default-page-title idrc-pattern"">IDRC at INGSA2021: science advice to governments during pandemic recovery </h1> </div> <div class="field--name-published-date"> <span>August 13, 2021</span> </div> <div class="content-summary"> <div class="field field--name-field-summary field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">IDRC is taking part in INGSA2021, an international conference on issues of science advice to governments, with a focus on COVID-19 recovery and supporting a more effective use of science for public policy in the Global South. </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The 4th International Conference on Science Advice to Governments, <strong>INGSA2021 — Build Back Wiser: Knowledge, Policy and Publics in Dialogue</strong>, takes place from August 30 to September 2, 2021. It is hosted by the chief scientist of Québec, Professor Rémi Quirion, with the support of the chief science advisor of Canada, Mona Nemer, and will take place in a hybrid and virtual format at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Québec, Canada. </p> <p>Sign up for free registration <a href="https://ingsa2021.org/registration" target="_blank">here.</a> </p> <p>As a sponsor of INGSA2021, IDRC is pleased to be part of several events, including a <a href="https://ingsa2021.org/day-2" target="_blank">plenary panel</a> to be moderated by IDRC President Jean Lebel on August 31 from 8:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m. EDT. The panel —  called Fast and fair societal transformation: the role of social science and humanities in science advice on our shared challenges —  will bring together experts from across the world to explore new types of science advice and how it can be utilised by policy-makers to address the societal elements of our sustainability challenges. </p> <p>Strong, inclusive science institutions in the Global South need enhanced visibility and steady support. IDRC has a long history of working to strengthen science systems in low- and middle-income countries by supporting institutions such as universities and civil society organizations (including the private sector) that shape what science is being done and how it can achieve impact. </p> <p>INGSA2021 is organized by the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), a collaborative platform for policy exchange, capacity building and research across diverse global science advisory organisations and national systems. INGSA operates as an affiliated body of the <a href="https://council.science/" target="_blank">International Science Council</a> and is based in <a href="https://informedfutures.org/" target="_blank">Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures</a> at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. </p></div> <div class="block--link"> <div class="field field--name-field-link-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/en/search?f%5B0%5D=type%3Anews_item&amp;f%5B1%5D=type%3Anews_item">More news</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 13 Aug 2021 12:27:50 +0000 ocurry 102227 at https://www.idrc.ca Roundtable on transforming research excellence: new ideas from the Global South https://www.idrc.ca/en/news/roundtable-transforming-research-excellence-new-ideas-global-south <div> <h1 class="default-page-title idrc-pattern"">Roundtable on transforming research excellence: new ideas from the Global South </h1> </div> <span><span>ocurry</span></span> <span>August 6, 2021</span> <div class="container"> <div class="layout layout--bootstrap-grid-row-2 row"> <div class="col-md-8 layout__region layout__region--main col"> <nav role="navigation" aria-labelledby="system-breadcrumb"> <h2 id="system-breadcrumb" class="sr-only">Breadcrumb</h2> <ol class="breadcrumb"> <li class="breadcrumb-item"> <a href="/en">Home</a> </li> </ol> </nav> <div> <h1 class="default-page-title idrc-pattern"">Roundtable on transforming research excellence: new ideas from the Global South </h1> </div> <div class="field--name-published-date"> <span>August 6, 2021</span> </div> <div class="content-summary"> <div class="field field--name-field-summary field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">IDRC is moderating a roundtable discussion, hosted by African Minds and the University of Johannesburg, on transforming research excellence. </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==" width="1200" height="434" alt="Research Excellence Roundtable" loading="lazy" class="lazyload img-fluid" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_image_large/public/2021-08/excellence.png?itok=d8DzACho" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>When: 12 August 2021 (9:00 EDT  | 13:00 GMT | 18:30 IST) </strong></p> <p><strong>Where: Online &amp; Open to all – <a href="https://www.africanminds.co.za/event-reaug2021/" target="_blank">register on African Mind’s event page</a> </strong></p> <p>The roundtable discussion will apply a critical lens to the notion of research excellence. The event will address questions such as what is “excellent” science and how can we recognize it, with an exchange of ideas on practical actions that can be taken to improve the operationalisation of the notion of excellence in the Global South. </p> <p>The book highlights gaps and shortcomings in how the notion of excellence is currently applied across research ecosystems, and argues that we must do better if scientific research is to fulfil its promise – as a productive force in creating a healthier, happier, more prosperous society, in particular in the Global South. </p> <p>The event will be moderated by Robert McLean, senior evaluation specialist at IDRC, and will include Drs. Suneeta Singh and Robert Tijssen as panelists, and Dr Ranjith Mahindapala as lead discussant. The panel discussion will be followed by a facilitated interactive session focused on capturing implementable ideas to take the excellence agenda forward.   </p></div> <div class="block--link"> <div class="field field--name-field-link-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/en/search?f%5B0%5D=type%3Anews_item&amp;f%5B1%5D=type%3Anews_item">More news</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 06 Aug 2021 15:35:19 +0000 ocurry 102217 at https://www.idrc.ca Global Partnership for Education Summit side event: Regional hubs, building ownership and knowledge exchange https://www.idrc.ca/en/events/global-partnership-education-summit-side-event-regional-hubs-building-ownership-and <div> <h1 class="default-page-title idrc-pattern"">Global Partnership for Education Summit side event: Regional hubs, building ownership and knowledge exchange </h1> </div> <span><span>ocurry</span></span> <span>Fri, 07/23/2021 - 12:10</span> <div class="container"> <div class="layout layout--bootstrap-grid-row-1 row"> <div class="col-md-8 layout__region layout__region--main col"> <nav role="navigation" aria-labelledby="system-breadcrumb"> <h2 id="system-breadcrumb" class="sr-only">Breadcrumb</h2> <ol class="breadcrumb"> <li class="breadcrumb-item"> <a href="/en">Home</a> </li> </ol> </nav> <div> <h1 class="default-page-title idrc-pattern"">Global Partnership for Education Summit side event: Regional hubs, building ownership and knowledge exchange </h1> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==" width="1200" height="900" alt="Children raising their hands in a classroom " loading="lazy" class="lazyload img-fluid" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_image_large/public/2021-07/11000522434_a7be8d8bc8_o.jpg?itok=cKllcdL0" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-credit field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item">Tara O'Connell/GPE</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-caption field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item">Children and teacher raise their hands in a Malawi primary school</div> </div> <div class="event-dates"> <div class="field field--name-field-event-dates field--type-daterange field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Date(s) and time of event</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2021-07-26T09:00:00Z">July 26, 2021</time> - <time datetime="2021-07-26T10:30:00Z">July 26, 2021</time> </div> </div> </div> <div class="event-dates"> <div class="field field--name-field-event-dates field--type-daterange field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2021-07-26T09:00:00Z">9:00 am</time> - <time datetime="2021-07-26T10:30:00Z">10:30 am</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-registration-link field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a class="btn btn-sm btn-link-primary" href="https://collaboratevideo.net/GPE-210726/">Register</a> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The sharing and exchange of knowledge with and among countries is one of the key functions of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Knowledge Innovation Exchange (KIX). <a href="https://www.gpekix.org/regional-hubs" target="_blank">Four regional KIX hubs</a> act as knowledge brokers among country representatives to identify priorities and  share information, innovations and best practices. Together, these hubs foster the exchange of demand-driven regional knowledge and build the capacity of members to identify, use, share, and mobilize evidence. </p> <p>Eighteen months after their launch, mostly working under the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic, the hubs have activated regional exchanges and contributed to informed debates on essential education issues, identifying priorities of regional and national importance. </p> <p>On July 26, 2021, as part of the “<a href="https://www.globalpartnership.org/financing-2025/summit" target="_blank">Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025</a>”, co-hosted by the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, and the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, KIX will host a panel discussion to highlight the contribution of its hubs to educational ownership and knowledge exchange at the regional and national levels. The side event will be hosted in English and include simultaneous translation in French. </p> <p>The panel will feature representatives from the four KIX hubs who will compare and discuss lessons learned on: </p> <ul><li> <p>what works and what doesn't work when increasing the involvement of national representatives in the KIX hub initiatives </p> </li> <li> <p>effective mechanisms to identify and validate priorities regarding knowledge and research </p> </li> <li> <p>innovative ways to share knowledge, build capacity and foster exchange in times of limited mobility.  </p> </li> </ul><p>Registration: Click this link to register for the webinar <a href="https://collaboratevideo.net/GPE-210726/" target="_blank">https://collaboratevideo.net/GPE-210726/</a> (Please note the link will be open for registration during the week of July 19.) </p> <p> </p> <p>If you experience any issues connecting to the webinar on the day of the event, contact: <a href="mailto:helpdesk@cdnhost.ca" target="_blank">helpdesk@cdnhost.ca</a> </p></div> <div class="block--webform"> <h2>Sign up for email invitations to our events</h2> <form class="webform-submission-form webform-submission-add-form webform-submission-event-email-invitations-form webform-submission-event-email-invitations-add-form js-webform-details-toggle webform-details-toggle" data-drupal-selector="webform-submission-event-email-invitations-add-form-2" action="/en/news-events/rss.xml" method="post" id="webform-submission-event-email-invitations-add-form--2" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="form-group js-form-item form-item js-form-type-email form-item-email js-form-item-email"> <label for="edit-email--2" class="js-form-required form-required">email</label> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-email" type="email" id="edit-email--2" name="email" value="" size="60" maxlength="254" class="form-email required form-control" required="required" aria-required="true" /> </div> <details id="captcha" class="captcha js-form-wrapper form-wrapper" open="open"> <summary role="button" aria-controls="captcha" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true">CAPTCHA</summary> This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. <input data-drupal-selector="edit-captcha-sid" type="hidden" name="captcha_sid" value="144068" class="form-control" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-captcha-token" type="hidden" name="captcha_token" value="ggbFcunKn77R2X3Eiyay0L9Ud4tAM25om5zzq7wLT6o" class="form-control" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-captcha-response" type="hidden" name="captcha_response" value="Google no captcha" class="form-control" /> <div class="g-recaptcha" data-sitekey="6Lf35xkTAAAAAKWTfmE2BOsVTEQv9Dwd8NvBDQnZ" data-theme="light" data-type="image"></div> </details> <div data-drupal-selector="edit-actions" class="form-actions webform-actions js-form-wrapper form-wrapper" id="edit-actions--3"><input class="webform-button--submit btn btn-sm btn-link-primary button button--primary js-form-submit form-submit btn btn-primary" data-drupal-selector="edit-actions-submit-2" type="submit" id="edit-actions-submit--2" name="op" value="Submit" /> </div> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-iua7hl1mdkkfe44jetyvrc7o6sv5jtk0sowokl-t61m" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-iuA7HL1MdKkfE44jeTYVrc7o6SV5jTk0SoWokL_t61M" class="form-control" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-webform-submission-event-email-invitations-add-form-2" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="webform_submission_event_email_invitations_add_form" class="form-control" /> </form> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 23 Jul 2021 16:10:36 +0000 ocurry 102154 at https://www.idrc.ca Global Partnership for Education Summit side event: Strengthening data systems in the education sector https://www.idrc.ca/en/events/global-partnership-education-summit-side-event-strengthening-data-systems-education-sector-0 <div> <h1 class="default-page-title idrc-pattern"">Global Partnership for Education Summit side event: Strengthening data systems in the education sector </h1> </div> <span><span>ocurry</span></span> <span>Thu, 07/22/2021 - 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<time datetime="2021-07-27T12:30:00Z">July 27, 2021</time> </div> </div> </div> <div class="event-dates"> <div class="field field--name-field-event-dates field--type-daterange field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2021-07-27T11:00:00Z">11:00 am</time> - <time datetime="2021-07-27T12:30:00Z">12:30 pm</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-registration-link field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a class="btn btn-sm btn-link-primary" href="https://unicef.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DLlaog2yQAqwIsTvtt_4CA">Register</a> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The sharing and exchange of knowledge with and among countries is one of the key functions of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Knowledge Innovation Exchange (KIX). As GPE’s chosen mechanism to support and mobilize evidence among partner countries, KIX has gathered relevant lessons and experiences from educational stakeholders across the globe. </p> <p>The creation of multi-country education research projects facilitates the process of learning from approaches aimed at designing and implementing more reliable education data systems. These projects ensure that country-level data is actually informing educational decision-making, driving knowledge into practice.  </p> <p>On July 27, 2021, as part of the “<a href="https://www.globalpartnership.org/financing-2025/summit" target="_blank">Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025</a>”, co-hosted by the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, and the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, KIX will moderate a panel discussion on “Strengthening data systems and utilization in the education sector: Lessons learned from three KIX co-funded multi-country research efforts.” The event will present and analyze three ongoing KIX co-funded research projects designed hand-in-hand with in-country partners (including Ministries of Education) during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be hosted in English and include simultaneous interpretation in French and Spanish. </p> <p>This event will contribute important knowledge and know-how on several ongoing global education discussions, including: </p> <ul><li> <p>how to co-create and co-implement large-scale education research with Ministries of Education, local academics, and in-country partners? </p> </li> <li> <p>what are some of the best practices and lessons learned from coordinating multi-country education research across contexts? </p> </li> <li> <p>how can research play a vital role in ensuring strengthening of education data systems and utilization for more data-informed decision-making? </p> </li> <li> <p>how has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the three research projects presented, and what are some of the mitigation strategies put in place? Which ones worked and why? </p> </li> </ul><p> </p> <p>To register for the event, and find out more about the speakers and moderators, please click here: <a href="https://unicef.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DLlaog2yQAqwIsTvtt_4CA" target="_blank">https://unicef.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DLlaog2yQAqwIsTvtt_4CA</a> </p> <p>For questions, reach out to Renaud Comba, Research Manager at UNICEF Office of Research: <a href="mailto:rcomba@unicef.org" target="_blank">rcomba@unicef.org</a> </p></div> <div class="block--webform"> <h2>Sign up for email invitations to our events</h2> <form class="webform-submission-form webform-submission-add-form webform-submission-event-email-invitations-form webform-submission-event-email-invitations-add-form js-webform-details-toggle webform-details-toggle" data-drupal-selector="webform-submission-event-email-invitations-add-form-3" action="/en/news-events/rss.xml" method="post" id="webform-submission-event-email-invitations-add-form--3" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="form-group js-form-item form-item js-form-type-email form-item-email js-form-item-email"> <label for="edit-email--3" class="js-form-required form-required">email</label> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-email" type="email" id="edit-email--3" name="email" value="" size="60" maxlength="254" class="form-email required form-control" required="required" aria-required="true" /> </div> <details id="captcha" class="captcha js-form-wrapper form-wrapper" open="open"> <summary role="button" aria-controls="captcha" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true">CAPTCHA</summary> This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. <input data-drupal-selector="edit-captcha-sid" type="hidden" name="captcha_sid" value="144071" class="form-control" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-captcha-token" type="hidden" name="captcha_token" value="Be4lzpJeM3-EoGgPH6MsDmePanfzGZm1dU4gpkGy464" class="form-control" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-captcha-response" type="hidden" name="captcha_response" value="Google no captcha" class="form-control" /> <div class="g-recaptcha" data-sitekey="6Lf35xkTAAAAAKWTfmE2BOsVTEQv9Dwd8NvBDQnZ" data-theme="light" data-type="image"></div> </details> <div data-drupal-selector="edit-actions" class="form-actions webform-actions js-form-wrapper form-wrapper" id="edit-actions--5"><input class="webform-button--submit btn btn-sm btn-link-primary button button--primary js-form-submit form-submit btn btn-primary" data-drupal-selector="edit-actions-submit-3" type="submit" id="edit-actions-submit--3" name="op" value="Submit" /> </div> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-d6ukqkkdow3gdd-jzaaciah3mkiqiumzfoidimaw96q" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-D6UkQKkDOW3gDd_JzAAciAh3MkIQiUmZfOidImAW96Q" class="form-control" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-webform-submission-event-email-invitations-add-form-3" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="webform_submission_event_email_invitations_add_form" class="form-control" /> </form> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 22 Jul 2021 18:43:02 +0000 ocurry 102151 at https://www.idrc.ca Global Partnership for Education Summit side event: Educational research in times of COVID-19 https://www.idrc.ca/en/events/global-partnership-education-summit-side-event-educational-research-times-covid-19 <div> <h1 class="default-page-title idrc-pattern"">Global Partnership for Education Summit side event: Educational research in times of COVID-19</h1> </div> <span><span>ocurry</span></span> <span>Thu, 07/22/2021 - 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<time datetime="2021-07-27T20:30:00Z">July 27, 2021</time> </div> </div> </div> <div class="event-dates"> <div class="field field--name-field-event-dates field--type-daterange field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2021-07-27T19:00:00Z">7:00 pm</time> - <time datetime="2021-07-27T20:30:00Z">8:30 pm</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-registration-link field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a class="btn btn-sm btn-link-primary" href="https://collaboratevideo.net/GPE-210727/">Register</a> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>At a time when educational stakeholders are facing challenges of an unprecedented nature due to the impact of COVID-19, the demand for evidence to guide their decisions has become more urgent. As the chosen mechanism of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to support and mobilize evidence among partner countries, the GPE Knowledge Innovation Exchange (KIX) has gathered relevant lessons and experiences from educational stakeholders from across the globe.  </p> <p>On July 27, 2021, in a side event prior to the “<a href="https://www.globalpartnership.org/financing-2025/summit" target="_blank">Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025</a>”, co-hosted by the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, and the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, KIX will be hosting a panel discussion to highlight findings on educational research during the pandemic. The side event will be hosted in English and include simultaneous translation in French. </p> <p>The panel will seek to present what has been learned by KIX-supported research and knowledge-mobilization initiatives in the context of COVID-19 in the Global South. It will focus on three complementary aspects:   </p> <ol start="1"><li> <p>the design adaptations necessary to conduct research, of adequate standard and quality, in the context of a global health crisis;   </p> </li> </ol><ol start="2"><li> <p>observed changes in knowledge priorities, with policy-makers forced to prioritize some research agendas over others; </p> </li> </ol><ol start="3"><li> <p>forms of funding and support for education research available at this time.  <br />  </p> </li> </ol><p>Registration: Click this link to register for the webinar <a href="https://collaboratevideo.net/GPE-210727/" target="_blank">https://collaboratevideo.net/GPE-210727/</a>  </p> <p>If you experience any issues connecting to the webinar on the day of the event, contact: <a href="mailto:helpdesk@cdnhost.ca" target="_blank">helpdesk@cdnhost.ca</a> </p></div> <div class="block--webform"> <h2>Sign up for email invitations to our events</h2> <form class="webform-submission-form 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class="field field--name-field-paragraphs field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--layout paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="container"> <div class="layout layout--bootstrap-grid-row-1 row"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--main col"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text-block paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>COVID-19 is having a major impact on household production of and access to good-quality, nutritious food. Loss of income, increasing food prices, and restrictions on the movement of people, inputs, and products have undermined food security in many parts of the world. Frequently, the hardest hit are women and those who work in informal economies. </p> <p>In preparation for the United Nations (UN) Food Systems Summit in mid-September 2021, IDRC, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) are co-hosting a dialogue  on “<strong>Building resilient and sustainable food systems: what are the emerging lessons from communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.</strong>” On July 9, 2021, this meeting will bring together experts and decision-makers from Asia, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa to generate ideas for action to respond to the impact of COVID-19 on food systems and livelihoods. </p> <p>Food systems experts, policy actors, donors and civil society representatives will reflect on emerging lessons and generate priority actions to respond to food-security challenges in a way that addresses informality and gender dynamics. The outcomes of the dialogue will feed into the UN Food Systems Summit process and help guide individual and collective action towards a future of food that is sustainable, equitable, and secure.  </p> <p><strong>Evidence for pandemic response and recovery </strong></p> <p>Since the onset of the crisis, IDRC has invested approximately CA$55 million to support more than 60 research projects to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 20 of these projects across Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia are generating the evidence required to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the food systems and livelihoods of the most vulnerable. They also aim to inform responses to promote more inclusive and resilient food systems. Evidence emerging from this work points to the ways in which the pandemic is reinforcing inequality, and it puts forward recommendations for a more inclusive recovery:  </p> <ul><li> <p><strong><a href="https://c19re.org/news/new-core-report-highlights-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-food-security-and-livelihoods/" target="_blank">The impact of Covid-19 on livelihoods and food security</a> </strong></p> </li> <li> <p><strong><a href="https://idrc.ca/en/research-in-action/food-systems-and-food-security-time-lockdowns-insights-sub-saharan-africa">Food systems and food security in the time of lockdowns: insights from sub-Saharan Africa</a></strong></p> </li> </ul><p>IDS supports IDRC and the research partners in the COVID-19 Responses for Equity initiative to maximize the learning generated across the research portfolio and deepen engagement with governments, civil society, and the scientific community.</p> <p>Over the past year, ACIAR has supported research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food systems in the Indo-Pacific region, primarily from the perspective of smallholder farmers and fishers. <a href="https://www.aciar.gov.au/publication/covid-19-and-food-systems">ACIAR has commissioned a multistage assessment of COVID-19 impacts</a>. The first stage rapidly developed a picture of food-system vulnerabilities that helped inform its response and support to affected projects. The final stage of assessment will be released later this year and will consider the ongoing impact of the pandemic on affected communities. ACIAR remains committed to boosting resilience of agricultural systems during this time and has funded 40 small projects through its alumni network to ensure continued support for local food security in its partner countries and has funded 40 small projects through its alumni network to ensure continued support for local food security in its partner countries. </p> <p>The UN Food Systems dialogue builds on an enduring partnership between ACIAR and IDRC, including the recently launched <a href="https://www.idrc.ca/en/foodloss">Food Loss Research Program</a>. IDRC and ACIAR are committed to continuing to push for evidence-based solutions that foster more resilient, inclusive, and healthy food systems and livelihoods for the future. </p></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block--link"> <div class="field field--name-field-link-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/en/search?f%5B0%5D=type%3Anews_item&amp;f%5B1%5D=type%3Anews_item">More news</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 08 Jul 2021 12:19:16 +0000 ocurry 102097 at https://www.idrc.ca