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.
This project will produce evidence for public policies in response to growing economic austerity, ongoing structural economic change and social discontent in the Middle East and North Africa, including Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia.
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.
Despite the positive potential and relative progress of open data for development, there are still gaps in creating and sharing high quality, timely, relevant, and accessible data in developing countries.
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.
This project is part of an initiative that will provide evidence and strengthen capacity for bridging the knowledge gap in responding to the growing COVID-19 health crisis both in the short term and in the longer term.
In an era of rapid change and increasing mistrust in institutions, open data and the surrounding communities that use it, are working to shift norms and culture to create dialogue and collaboration between governments, civil society and the private sector.