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Cátedras de investigación anclarán el conocimiento sobre el desplazamiento forzado en el Sur Global

13 de Diciembre de 2021

Más de 80 millones de personas en todo el mundo se han visto obligadas a huir de sus hogares, informó la Oficina del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados en el 2020. Se han ido debido a la persecución, los conflictos, la violencia, las violaciones de los derechos humanos, las dificultades económicas, el cambio climático y los casos prolongados de inestabilidad política. Las mujeres y los niños entre ellos son los más afectados por las dificultades asociadas con sus condiciones a menudo precarias.  

Aunque los países en desarrollo albergan al 80% de los desplazados forzosos del mundo, las políticas y prácticas que rigen la vida de estas poblaciones han tenido que basarse en la investigación disponible que proviene principalmente de países desarrollados. El conocimiento nacional y local sobre el desplazamiento forzado, basado en las experiencias de quienes han huido y de sus comunidades de acogida, permanece en gran parte sin explotar. Este conocimiento localizado es crucial para el desarrollo de soluciones duraderas a los desafíos presentados por el desplazamiento forzado.  

El IDRC está invirtiendo 4,4 millones de dólares canadienses, solo en el 2021, para establecer cátedras de investigación sobre el desplazamiento forzado en las universidades del Sur Global. Convocatorias de propuestas abiertas y competitivas en Medio Oriente y África Oriental y en el Sur y Sudeste de Asia y América Central y del Sur han llevado a la selección de ocho universidades que crearán cátedras de investigación en base a los objetivos que han identificado. 

Cada universidad recibirá hasta 600.000 dólares canadienses durante cinco años para realizar investigaciones interdisciplinarias y multisectoriales, al tiempo que integran enfoques para transformar las normas discriminatorias de género. Están en marcha sus esfuerzos para seleccionar a los titulares de las cátedras. 

Juntos, contribuirán significativamente al campo de estudio sobre el desplazamiento forzado desde una perspectiva del Sur Global, comprometiéndose con la excelencia en la investigación y la enseñanza y con la tutoría de jóvenes académicos. Las cátedras también se centrarán en promover vínculos sólidos con la investigación y las iniciativas a nivel comunitario, así como con los procesos de políticas nacionales y mundiales.  

Aquí están las primeras ocho universidades seleccionadas en 2021 y sus planes de cátedra de investigación:  

Además de estas ocho universidades, el IDRC planea apoyar cuatro cátedras de investigación adicionales en África Occidental y del Norte, como parte de un compromiso a más largo plazo en temas de desplazamiento forzado.   

Soluciones duraderas para los desplazados por la fuerza   

Un componente crucial de esta iniciativa es el apoyo al trabajo en red, la coordinación y el aprendizaje mutuo entre las cátedras de investigación. La red, Local Engagement Refugee Research Network, en la Universidad de Carleton en Canadá (https://carleton.ca/lerrn/) facilitará el compromiso y la colaboración entre las cátedras, así como la síntesis de los hallazgos y el aprendizaje de las diferentes regiones.    

La investigación y las pruebas que conectan las realidades vividas por las personas desplazadas con los formuladores de políticas a nivel local, nacional y mundial son esenciales para el logro de soluciones duraderas. Esta iniciativa creará conocimiento e investigación críticos, liderados por instituciones en el Sur Global, que pueden ayudar a informar no solo las políticas locales y nacionales, sino también el discurso y las acciones globales. 

Monkeypox Rapid Research Response

Abiertos
Convocatoria de
Expresión de interés
Fecha límite
Programas
Salud global
Duración
24 months
Temas
Salud
Países
Al sur del Sahara
Norte del Sahara
Sáhara Occidental
North Africa
Canadá
Financiado por
IDRC and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Presupuesto
The total amount available for this funding opportunity is CAD3,000,000 to fund 1 grant. CIHR will contribute up to CAD2,000,000 for up to one year and IDRC will contribute up to CAD1,000,000 for up to two years.
Contacto
ehtrf-frnms@cihr-irsc.gc.ca
Tipo
Subvención
Estado
Abiertos
Alcance

To be admissible, applications must be co-led by Canadian and African researchers and address all of the following objectives: 

  • Provide rapid evidence to inform clinical and health system management and public health response, and/or decision-making and planning within and across jurisdictions in Canada and internationally; 

  • Undertake robust, multi-country cross-learning, and comparative research (including in collaboration with other international researchers where appropriate) on: 

    • the safety and real-world effectiveness of medical or other countermeasures deployed* (including vaccines and therapeutics) to treat and/or prevent monkeypox infections in people in Canada and globally; and 
    • the underlying serological histories and transmission dynamics of the current monkeypox outbreaks in Canada and globally (including time of exposure and transmission during asymptomatic phase, mechanisms of human-to-human transmission, and key risk factors for infection and transmission); 

  • Align with and contribute to the WHO Global Clinical Platform for Monkeypox and other international monkeypox surveillance and research coordination activities by: 

    • adopting WHO case investigation and reporting forms; 
    • developing robust study protocols that can be integrated and harmonized with international clinical datasets; and 

    • contributing to global real-time sharing and analyses of research findings across different study contexts 

*Please note that medical countermeasures against monkeypox (including vaccines, drugs and other therapeutic agents) will not be provided by the Government of Canada for research supported through this funding opportunity. 

Criterios de admisibilidad

The criteria below must be met for an application to be eligible: 

  • The Research Team must be co-led by a Canada-based nominated-principal applicant (NPA) who is an independent researcher affiliated with an eligible Canadian institution at the time of application deadline and an Africa-based principal applicant (PA) who is a researcher (citizen or permanent resident of an African country/territory) based in an African institution and residing in an African country/territory where the research is proposed. 

  • The NPA must have their substantive role in Canada for the duration of the requested grant term. 

  • The institution paid must be authorized to administer CIHR funds before the funding can be released. 

  • The NPA must have successfully completed one of the sex- and gender-based analysis training modules available online through the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health and submit a certificate of completion. The PA must have successfully completed the Government of Canada's Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus) course and submit a certificate of completion. 

  • For applications that include or involve First Nations, Inuit, Métis and/or urban Indigenous communities, the research team must include: 

    • At least one PA (may be the NPA) who self-identifies as First Nations, Inuit or Métis and/or can provide evidence of having meaningful and culturally safe involvement with Indigenous Peoples. These participants are required to provide a maximum one-page statement describing how the participant meets the criteria of self-identification and/or meaningful and culturally safe engagement.

      OR

    • An Indigenous Elder and/or an Indigenous Knowledge Keeper identified on the application as a principal knowledge user, knowledge user or collaborator. 
  • An individual cannot submit more than one application to this funding opportunity as an NPA. If the NPA submits more than one application, CIHR will automatically withdraw the last application(s) submitted based on timestamp of submission. 

CIHR and IDRC are committed to supporting a research environment that reflects the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion. Applications must clearly describe the research team's commitment to engaging a diversity of members, in particular related to how they will address team composition and recruitment processes, research environment, training activities and/or knowledge translation activities, as applicable. CIHR will require applicants to consider diverse biological and/or socio-cultural identity factors in research design (e.g., sex, gender, ethnicity, disability), including diverse research methods such as those based in Indigenous ways of knowing, to strengthen research excellence and ensure maximum research impact. 

Más detalles

For all inquiries, please contact ehtrf-frnms@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

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Call for proposals to strengthen the use of data and evidence in policy and decision-making by Africa’s Science Granting Councils

Abiertos
Convocatoria de
Propuestas
Fecha límite
Programas
Educación y ciencia
Duración
Approximately 34 months
Temas
Desarrollo
Administración
Política social
Ciencia y tecnología
Países
Al sur del Sahara
Sáhara Occidental
Financiado por
UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation and IDRC
Presupuesto
The budget available for this project is approximately CAD$1,350,000 (all inclusive) for approximately 34 months.
Contacto
SGCSSA@idrc.ca
Tipo
Subvención
Estado
Abiertos
Alcance

The aim of this work is to further strengthen the capacity of science granting councils to use data and evidence in policy and decision-making and to enhance their roles as science, technology and innovation policy champions both nationally and regionally. The project will also provide monitoring, evaluation, and learning support to the SGCI. 

Criterios de admisibilidad

The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) invites project proposals from organizations (including think tanks, institutes, universities and agencies) with proven experience and track records to strengthen the use of data and evidence in policy and decision-making by Africa’s science granting councils. 

Call for proposals to support Africa’s Science Granting Councils in developing policy frameworks and enabling structures for public-private sector partnerships

Abiertos
Convocatoria de
Propuestas
Fecha límite
Programas
Educación y ciencia
Duración
Approximately 34 months
Temas
Desarrollo
Ciencia y tecnología
Política social
Administración
Países
Al sur del Sahara
Sáhara Occidental
Financiado por
UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and IDRC
Presupuesto
The budget available for this project is approximately CAD$1,200,000 (all inclusive) for approximately 34 months.
Contacto
SGCSSA@idrc.ca
Tipo
Subvención
Estado
Abiertos
Alcance

Promoting linkages and knowledge exchange between public sector research organizations and private sector actors has been a key objective of SGCI’s work since its inception. Important aspects are private sector partnerships through research projects, ensuring the priorities of research organizations are aligned with private sector needs and enhancing private sector understanding of how to work with public research organizations.

Building on and deepening earlier SGCI work, this project will support the councils to implement and pilot the necessary policy frameworks to promote public-private sector partnerships and it will involve sharing experiences among councils.

Criterios de admisibilidad

The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) invites project proposals from organizations (including think tanks, institutes, universities and agencies) with proven experience and track records to support the councils in developing policy frameworks and enabling structures for private sector partnerships. 

Call for proposals to support Africa’s Science Granting Councils in strategic communications and knowledge translation

Abiertos
Convocatoria de
Propuestas
Fecha límite
Programas
Educación y ciencia
Duración
Approximately 34 months
Temas
Desarrollo
Información y communicación
Ciencia y tecnología
Administración
Países
Al sur del Sahara
Sáhara Occidental
Financiado por
The UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation and IDRC
Presupuesto
The budget available for this project is approximately CAD$880,000 (all inclusive) for approximately 34 months.
Contacto
SGCSSA@idrc.ca
Tipo
Subvención
Estado
Abiertos
Alcance

The aim of this project is to support science granting councils in their use of strategic communications, in strengthening the uptake of knowledge outputs, and in their networking. It will commission state-of-the-art papers to be presented at masterclass sessions of the SGCI Annual Forum. It will also support the implementation of SGCI’s own strategy for communications and outreach.

A suitable organization (or a consortium of organizations) will be selected to implement this project following a competitive process. Technical support to the councils could be achieved through approaches such as customized in-country coaching and group training courses or workshops offered by project staff or using communication specialists.

Criterios de admisibilidad

The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) invites project proposals from organizations (including think tanks, institutes, universities and agencies) with proven experience and track records in strategic communications and knowledge translation.

Call for proposals to support Africa’s Science Granting Councils in funding and managing research and innovation

Abiertos
Convocatoria de
Propuestas
Fecha límite
Programas
Educación y ciencia
Duración
Approximately 34 months
Temas
Desarrollo
Ciencia y tecnología
Política social
Administración
Países
Al sur del Sahara
Sáhara Occidental
Financiado por
UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and IDRC 
Presupuesto
The budget available for this project is approximately CAD $8,200,000 (all inclusive) for approximately 34 months.
Contacto
SGCSSA@idrc.ca
Tipo
Subvención
Estado
Abiertos
Alcance

This project aims to strengthen the capacity of science granting councils to fund and manage research and innovation in areas aligned with their national development plans and priorities. An overarching research framework based on the SGCI theory of change has been proposed to guide the councils and the collaborating technical agencies supporting their work in selecting the proposals to fund. The framework focuses on potential areas and activities linked to broad research objectives such as) putting research findings into economic and social use, promoting private sector partnerships in research and innovation and enhancing gender equality and inclusivity. 

Criterios de admisibilidad

The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) invites project proposals from organizations (including think tanks, institutes, universities and agencies) with proven experience and track records to support science granting councils in funding and managing research and innovation projects. 

Call for proposals: Establishing research chairs on forced displacement in North and West Africa

Abiertos
Convocatoria de
Propuestas
Fecha límite
Programas
Gobernanza democrática e inclusiva
Duración
Up to 60 months
Temas
Desarrollo
Países
Benín
Burkina Faso
Camerún
Argelia
Chad
Cabo Verde
Gambia
República Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Costa de Marfil
Liberia
Libia
Malí
Mauritania
Marruecos
Niger
Nigeria
Sierra Leona
Senegal
Togo
Túnez
Financiado por
IDRC
Presupuesto
CAD$600,000 per project
Contacto
dig-gdi@idrc.ca
Tipo
Subvención
Estado
Abiertos
Alcance

IDRC will support the establishment of up to four university research chairs, for up to five years: two in North Africa, and two in West Africa. For a list of eligible countries, please see the Frequently asked questions document. 

The aim of the research chair positions will be to empower institutions in these regions to define research agendas on forced displacement. They will also lead on identifying practical, gender-transformative solutions that promote the social, economic, political, and health rights of forcibly displaced persons and host communities.  

These research chairs will: 

  • commit to excellence in research and teaching on forced displacement and mentor early-career scholars in this field; 

  • be demand driven and responsive and reflect specific thematic and sectoral, as well as sub-national, national, and regional priorities and capacities; 

  • complement IDRC strategic priorities

  • ensure an interdisciplinary, multi-sectoral and gender-transformative approach to studying forced displacement; 

  • ensure a strong linkage with community research, policy influence and programming initiatives, including with refugee-led responses; 

  • ensure that the research conducted has a strong connection to policy processes — from the local to national, regional and global; and 

  • collaborate with research chairs in other regions, including those supported by IDRC in the Middle East, East Africa, Central and South America and South and Southeast Asia to reinforce the collective impact of localized knowledge production on forced displacement. 

Criterios de admisibilidad

This call for proposals is open to universities based in low- and middle-income countries in North and West Africa. Applicants must have a strong track record in research as well as community and policy outreach.

To be eligible, applicants should demonstrate institutional expertise and commitment to advancing knowledge on forced displacement as well as a commitment to advancing gender equality, inclusion, and equity.

Más detalles

An online information session will be held for interested applicants on July 28, 2022, at 8 am EDT. Access the information session here.

For more information, please read the detailed call for proposals. Please also consult our frequently asked questions

Any enquiries related to the call and application process should be sent by email to dig-gdi@idrc.ca. To provide a response before the call deadline, IDRC must receive enquiries before September 9, 2022.   

Si cumple con los requisitos para esta oportunidad, le invitamos a presentar una solicitud.

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SGCI call for project proposals: Strengthening the Capacities of Science Granting Councils in Gender and Inclusion

Cerrados
Convocatoria de
Propuestas
Fecha límite
Programas
Educación y ciencia
Duración
Up to 36 months
Temas
Desarrollo
Financiado por
Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)
Presupuesto
The budget available for this project is approximately CAD $1,020,000 (all inclusive) over approximately 36 months.
Contacto
sgcssa@idrc.ca
Tipo
Subvención
Estado
Cerrados
Alcance

The goal of the project on Gender Equality and Inclusivity, to be funded under this call by the new SGCI partnerships involving IDRC, the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), is to reinforce the capacity of science granting councils to mainstream gender and inclusivity into science, technology and innovation.

The SGCI’s ongoing work on gender, equality and inclusion will be deepened and councils will be supported to implement the knowledge and lessons gained during the two phases of SGCI initiatives (SGCI-1 and SGCI-2). Achieving this goal could include work in three broad areas: promoting (i) the equality and status of women in research environments; (ii) diversity and inclusivity beyond gender equality in research environments; and (iii) the sex, gender and inclusivity dimension in research design and content.

Criterios de admisibilidad

The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) invites project proposals from organizations (including think tanks, institutes, universities, and agencies) with proven experience and track records to deepen ongoing work with councils that enhances gender, equality and inclusion. The work, to be determined in consultation with the councils, may allow them to initiate and/or deepen various forms of strategies, activities, studies and additional mechanisms to implement cross-cutting work on gender and inclusivity.

Si cumple con los requisitos para esta oportunidad, le invitamos a presentar una solicitud.

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El IDRC avanza en el conocimiento sobre la inversión con perspectiva de género en los mercados emergentes

5 de Julio de 2022
Una edición especial apoyada por el IDRC sobre inversión con perspectiva de género se publicó recientemente en el Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment. La inversión con perspectiva de género es una rama creciente de las finanzas sostenibles que considera y mide las contribuciones a la igualdad de género y los rendimientos financieros.
Una mujer se sienta en una mesa con dinero en las manos.
IDRC/James Rodriguez
Eli Pérez Gómez se sienta en una mesa y sostiene pesos mexicanos en la mano en Tonalá, Chiapas.

Esta edición especial, Invirtiendo con una perspectiva de género cada vez mayor en los mercados emergentes, incluye análisis, productos y vehículos útiles, y explora temas críticos para hacer crecer y profundizar la inversión con una perspectiva de género en economías de ingresos bajos y medianos. La publicación también examina el papel que este tipo de inversión puede desempeñar en la búsqueda de soluciones a la carga desigual del trabajo de cuidados no remunerado e infravalorado que soportan las mujeres, un área en la que el IDRC está trabajando activamente. También aboga por más fondos de inversión liderados por mujeres y del Sur y por una definición más amplia de género que incluya diversas identidades de género y sexualidades.

La edición especial fue editada por Carolina Robino, especialista senior de programas del IDRC, y Edward T. Jackson, investigador principal de la Universidad de Carleton, Canadá. Informa sobre la investigación apoyada por el IDRC para medir el impacto y la diversidad de género en los directorios.

A medida que el mundo se recupera de la pandemia y aborda el cambio climático, la ampliación de esta forma de inversión puede ayudar a lograr los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible y la transición a cero neto, al tiempo que permite que millones de mujeres construyan vidas dignas y esperanzadoras.

Obtenga más información sobre la creciente cartera de inversiones del IDRC en negocios orientados a un propósito e inversiones de impacto que fomentan la colaboración entre investigadores y profesionales para la acción basada en evidencia.

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