In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic due to the emergence of SARS-CoV2, which causes COVID-19, a potentially lethal respiratory infection. To date, apart from the novel Molnupiravir and Ritonavir, there are no orally or nasally administered antiviral agents to prevent or treat SARS-CoV2 infections.
The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, accompanied by Mr. Amadou Hott, Minister of the Economy, Planning, and International Cooperation of Senegal, and IDRC President Jean Lebel, inaugurated IDRC’s Central and West Africa regional office in Dakar, Senegal, on February 12, 2020.
On September 16, IDRC and partners from African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the BNP Paribas Foundation, the Agropolis Foundation, and the European Commission, will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, to celebrate the launch of the inaugural cohort of the One Planet Fellowship.
Harnessing the potential of Africa’s youth is a priority for governments and donors, but progress has been fragmented and slow. In response to that challenge, a multi-donor research initiative aims to generate new and rigorous evidence on how soft skills development and work-based learning may boost economic opportunities for youth.