Looking for experts on India?

OTTAWA, Nov. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has experts in Ottawa and Delhi available to speak to the media on some of India's most pressing development challenges - from climate change, to food security, to global finance. Click for experts or see below.

Looking for story ideas on India? Write about the story behind India's 10 million 'missing daughters', about Vandana Shiva's organic seed bank in Delhi, how women in resettled communities of Delhi are being empowered to demand their right to clean water and basic sanitation, or even about how a phone call saved 3, 500 lives during the Indian Ocean tsunami.

IDRC can also help journalists access extensive networks of researchers and decision-makers in the developing world. Click for more story ideas on India.

    Malone, David M. 2008-12
    President (Ottawa)
    Expertise: India, South Asia, Iraq, United Nations, peacekeeping,
    security, conflict, international relations

    Medhora, Rohinton 2008-12
    Vice-President, Programs (Ottawa)
    Expertise: economics, globalization, monetary policy, international
    finance, trade policy, aid effectiveness

    McGurk, Stephen 2008-12
    Director, Regional Office for South Asia and China (New Delhi, India)
    Expertise: China, South Asia, social policy, economics, migration,
    environment, development finance, research funding

    Mitchell, Carrie 2009-03
    Senior Program Officer, Urban Poverty and Environment (Ottawa)
    Expertise: solid waste management, urbanization, Southeast Asia

    Shadrach, Basheerhamad 2009-03
    Senior Program Officer, telecentre.org (New Delhi, India)
    Expertise: information and communication technologies for development
    (ICT4D), governance, poverty reduction, public-private partnerships,
    South Asia

    Singh, Navsharan 2009-02
    Senior Program Specialist, Women's Rights and Citizenship and Peace,
    Conflict, and Development (New Delhi, India)
    Expertise: gender, peacebuilding, conflict, international trade, informal
    economy, South Asia

    Ahmed, Sara 2009-07
    Senior Program Specialist, Rural Poverty and Environment (Ottawa)
    Expertise: climate change, gender and water governance, participatory
    action and learning, human rights and security in conflicts

    Elder, Laurent 2009-01
    Program Leader, Pan Asia Networking (Ottawa)
    Expertise: information and Communication technologies for development
    (ICT4D), Africa, Asia

SOURCE International Development Research Centre

For further information: For further information: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé, Senior Media Advisor, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), (613) 696-2343, www.idrc.ca/idrcexperts

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