Canada’s International Development Research Centre, in partnership with the Azrieli Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Israel Science Foundation (ISF), is supporting cutting-edge biomedical and global health research.
The Women RISE initiative aims to support action-oriented and gender-transformative research on how women's health and their work (paid or unpaid) intersect and interact in the context of preparedness, response and recovery from COVID-19.
The Partnership for Evidence and Equity in Responsive Social Systems (PEERSS) facilitates the use of evidence by policymakers and stakeholders to clarify priority development problems and causes, frame options to address them, and identify implementation considerations in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia.
The Government of Canada research funders have joined efforts to support Canadian and African research teams to contain the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as well as potential future outbreaks, more readily.
Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) – East Africa spurs transformative change to advance gender equality in the world of work, with a focus on gender segregation, unpaid care, and women’s collective agency.
Africa has the youngest and fastest-growing population in the world. Over the next decade, an estimated 122 million young Africans will join the labour force, only to discover that there are limited employment opportunities available to them. In 2019, the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimated that 12 million young people were unemployed in sub-Saharan Africa and 65 million young people were working but living in poverty.