Based on experience in farmer participatory crop breeding and seed-delivery systems in Africa, this project will support national public crop-breeding teams to conduct crop-variety trials of a range of food crops on-station and on-farm, allowing for the best-suited crop varieties to be officially released for seed production and supply to farmers.
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.
This project, known as the "Multisectoral and Transformative Approaches to Rites and Initiations for Maternal, Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights of Adolescent Girls", is an innovative response to promote gender equality and protect young girls from early pregnancy in Togo.
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.
The overall objective of this project is to promote the uptake of research findings from the cohort of projects “Combatting sexual and gender-based violence and improving adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights in West Africa”.
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and IDRC launched the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) to improve policies and practices that will strengthen national education systems within GPE partner countries.
This project aims to document the impact of trade between member countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union on their economic development, the economic situation of women, and the dynamics of relationships between men and women within the household.
The goal of this program is to generate knowledge about the early pregnancy phenomenon through operational research, and to develop multisectoral strategies focusing on teens, in conjunction with stakeholders in the education, health and legal systems, and in the community.
In additional to its illegal nature, early marriage results in a chain of negative consequences for girls who are its victims and represents a major barrier to the economic and social development process.