IDRC is pleased to announce the projects and research teams selected for the Gender in STEM Research Initiative (GIST), which aims to increase the contribution of science to gender equality to advance women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to increase gender analysis in STEM research.
Developing countries are expected to be disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis because these societies may be more vulnerable to higher infection rates and greater death rates due to weaker health systems.
Throughout the developing world, young men and women are facing high unemployment coupled with strong feelings of dissatisfaction with quality of life in contexts of weak governance and institutions, increased political instability and growing state authoritarianism - factors that render societies vulnerable and play a role in radicalization.
Large volumes of complex and variable data, often called big data, promise to improve government service delivery, complement official statistics, and facilitate development in sectors such as health, urban development, transportation, and humanitarian response.
The Fifth Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change identifies the key risks for South Asia as increased river, coastal, and urban flooding as well as drought-related water and food shortages, with significant impacts for both rural and urban populations.
This funding will enhance the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka's (IPS) role as a credible public policy institution in Sri Lanka by strengthening its ability to provide high-quality, influential, and policy-relevant research.
This funding will strengthen the Centre for Poverty Analysis' (CEPA) role as a credible public policy institution in Sri Lanka by enhancing its ability to provide high-quality, influential, and policy-relevant research.
Despite several decades of impressive economic growth, the South and Southeast Asia region continues to be marred by ethnic conflicts, sectarian violence, and the entrenched impunity of security forces for war crimes and sexual violence.
Can artificial intelligence (AI) help predict COVID-19 outbreaks and ease lockdown restrictions? Can new innovations keep campuses open and support contact tracing? Can AI support victims of gender-based violence related to COVID-19 lockdowns? These are just some of the questions the CA$12.65 million Global South AI4COVID Response Program seeks to answer.