Current food systems are unable to meet the needs of millions of people who suffer from hunger, micronutrient deficiencies or diet-related chronic diseases and are highly vulnerable to environmental stressors.
The climate crisis, how governments respond to it and how this response impacts on the most marginalized are among the most pressing international issues going forward, and yet leadership on this issue is lacking.
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.
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.
Over the next three years, 12 new research projects supported by IDRC will address the gender barriers that hinder women’s access to economic opportunities, while supporting sustainable climate-resilient recovery.
Human pressure on the environment and climate change have increased the possibility for multi-species contact, zoonosis (the transmission of disease between animals and humans), and the emergence of infectious pathogens and outbreaks.
This project seeks to understand how governments and citizen groups have organized responses to the COVID-19 crisis, and the social, political, and institutional dynamics that shaped responses in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico.
The 2013-2015 outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone) was unprecedented, resulting in more than 11,000 human deaths with an estimated total cost of US$4.