Current food systems are unable to meet the needs of millions of people who experience hunger, miss key micronutrients, suffer from diet-related chronic diseases, and are highly vulnerable to environmental stressors.
Seven implementation research projects were selected by IDRC to advance sexual, reproductive and maternal health innovations in Africa using gender-transformative approaches. Gender-transformative research (GTR) involves examining, analyzing, and generating evidence on what works in addressing the root causes of gender inequalities to create lasting social change in households, communities, and institutions.
This project enables increased participation of Latin American research institutions, in collaboration with their national science granting councils, in the Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) call for proposals on Recovery, Renewal and Resilience (RRR) in a Post-Pandemic World.
Two leading Colombian universities have been added to the effort to build the epidemiological data-analysis tools of the future through IDRC’s grant of CAD1.9 million to Epiverse — a global collaborative of interdisciplinary experts, led by data.org, building an open-source software ecosystem.
In the context of climate change and COVID-19, three IDRC-funded research projects offer a unique perspective on the opportunities and challenges facing women working in Africa’s agricultural value chains.
This project will address a regional gap in the response to epidemics in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) by developing a dynamic platform for interaction with interoperable analytical tools that will strengthen the understanding and prediction of infectious-disease epidemics, assess the impact of interventions and inform the public-health response.
This funding opportunity seeks to strengthen science, technology and innovation (STI) in Latin America and the Caribbean to foster the region’s development, by supporting 1) regional collaboration for research and policy uptake; 2) inclusive STI; and 3) strong granting councils and regional coordination agencies.
Across sub-Saharan Africa, adolescent girls from the poorest socioeconomic strata are vulnerable to early unintended pregnancy, child and forced marriage, female genital mutilation, gender-based violence, and related negative health outcomes.