Over the next three years, 12 new research projects supported by IDRC will address the gender barriers that hinder women’s access to economic opportunities, while supporting sustainable climate-resilient recovery.
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.
With funding from IDRC, a research team from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study, a large international population research effort coordinated by McMaster University’s Population Health Research Institute (PHRI), is studying why some people get COVID-19 and others do not.
“Rethinking Partnership Paradigms in Global Health” is the theme of the Canadian Conference on Global Health 2021 (CCGH 2021) taking place from November 24 to 26. It will be a hybrid event with most attendees attending virtually and small in-person sessions at the Delta Hotel in Ottawa.
The Adaptation Research Alliance (ARA) is an international coalition of over 90 organizations across 30 economies that brings together governments, businesses, research institutes, and local communities to increase the resilience of those most vulnerable to climate change. It aims to catalyze increased investment in action-oriented research, providing a common platform for planning research and its uptake.
This project will seek to improve how artificial intelligence (AI) research as a field can measurably address social problems faced by women and marginalized communities, and to correct for historic exclusion and bias that currently exists in AI systems.
Inequalities in Honduras and Nicaragua’s education systems are linked with poor teacher professional development and the need for school principals, headmasters, and school leaders to be better equipped to promote and implement innovative approaches at school.
In Latin America, the increased release of open government data aims to strengthen the transparency and accountability of governments, build new business opportunities, and improve services for citizens.
Despite the positive potential and relative progress of open data for development, there are still gaps in creating and sharing high quality, timely, relevant, and accessible data in developing countries.
This project will study the effects of COVID-19 on the health of refugees and Indigenous populations in parts of rural Guatemala that are experiencing recent waves of refugees migrating into Indigenous communities.
This project seeks to understand how governments and citizen groups have organized responses to the COVID-19 crisis, and the social, political, and institutional dynamics that shaped responses in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico.
Central America’s Northern Triangle (Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador) is well known for its high rates of violence and poverty, correlated with high rates of migration under vulnerable conditions.
This project will enhance the use of data from existing household surveys by government officials to analyze the education sector and encourage policymakers to leverage the resulting knowledge on gender, equity, and inclusion to inform their policy decisions.
This project will help improve literacy instruction and reading supports in primary schools in Ghana, Honduras, and Nicaragua by adapting and scaling the Unlock Literacy Learning Network approach, which has been successfully piloted in over 30 countries.
This project seeks to establish a “Women in Trade” (WIT) knowledge platform that will help women-led businesses improve their access to Canadian and international markets, thereby boosting inclusive and sustainable growth.