The Partnership for Evidence and Equity in Responsive Social Systems (PEERSS) recently released its third newsletter to highlight the exciting work that partners are doing to advance evidence-informed policymaking (EIP) in their countries.
A review of policies and practices in Africa revealed that marginalized students — especially girls, displaced children and those living in poverty — are particularly vulnerable to pandemic education disruptions.
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An artificial intelligence (AI) research project is playing a pivotal role in pandemic public health decision-making in several countries across Africa. IDRC is working with research teams that include the leaders of national taskforces, who help to ensure that research is turned into action.
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.
For the past decade, foreign investments in land and agriculture (for mining, logging, infrastructure, agro-industries, and conservation purposes) have increased around the world, with Africa being a continent of particular focus.
Civil registration (of such events as births, deaths, and marriages) provides legal identity to individuals, enabling them to fulfill their rights and obligations, and access a whole array of benefits.
Four IDRC-supported research teams are set to participate in a panel discussion on the uptake of livestock vaccines by women livestock owners, to take place on October 14, 2021, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT (6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. CET), during this year’s Cultivating Equality: Advancing Gender Research in Agriculture and Food Systems conference.
In countries across Southeast Asia, poor and marginalized populations face a series of justice gaps due to poor awareness of their rights as well as barriers to accessing the complex, formalistic, slow, and expensive legal mechanisms to enforce those rights.
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.
This project builds on the work that led to the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa’s flagship report on Africa’s Development in the Age of Stranded Assets, which was supported by IDRC.