OTTAWA, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dominique Charron to the position of Vice President, Programs and Partnerships.
"Ms. Charron's solid expertise, paired with her leadership and genuine passion for IDRC's mission, make her the ideal candidate for leading and enriching our programs and partnerships," said IDRC President Jean Lebel.
"The world is facing enormous challenges with sustainable development, climate change and gender inequality that demand urgent solutions. I am excited to accept this new role of leading the exceptional programs and partnerships team to respond to these challenges," said Ms. Charron.
Ms. Charron was previously the Director of Agriculture and Environment at IDRC. She supervised research focused on increasing agricultural productivity and food security, reducing vulnerability to climate change, and protecting the public against infectious diseases and non‑communicable diseases associated with the environment.
With two doctorates from the University of Guelph , one in epidemiology and the other in veterinary medicine, Dr. Charron joined IDRC in 2006 as head of the Ecosystems and Human Health program. Previously, she was responsible for developing and managing research programs on the connections between climate change and infectious diseases at the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Part of Canada's foreign affairs and development efforts, IDRC invests in knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve lives and livelihoods in the developing world. Bringing together the right partners around opportunities for impact, IDRC builds leaders for today and tomorrow and helps drive change for those who need it most.
SOURCE International Development Research Centre
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