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Jan 15, 2019, 07:00 ET Dominique Charron appointed Vice President, Programs and Partnerships at IDRC

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...


Apr 06, 2017, 10:00 ET Nine new grants to improve access to sexual and reproductive health services in Africa

OTTAWA, April 6, 2017 /CNW/ - To mark World Health Day, Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Global Affairs Canada, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are...


Oct 18, 2016, 11:59 ET Canadian Ebola vaccine enters new trial phase

OTTAWA, Oct. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, together with the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health,...


Sep 30, 2016, 11:35 ET Canada introduces the Climate Resilience for Coffee Growers Partnership with Canada's International Development Research Centre, Tim Hortons and Cenicafé

Two-year, $1.12 million venture to help Colombian coffee farmers OTTAWA and TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is proud to announce the Climate...


Aug 31, 2016, 12:56 ET Canada commits $22.6 million to support training of African mathematical scientists on climate change solutions

OTTAWA, Aug. 31, 2016 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, has announced that Canada will contribute CA$22.6 million over five years...


Aug 19, 2016, 12:00 ET Peru receives new funds from Canada to improve research on public policies

LIMA, Peru, Aug. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Jean Lebel, President of Canada's International Development Research Centre, announced this morning new international cooperation funds to support research in Peru....


Aug 17, 2016, 12:05 ET IDRC and Fundación Capital announce new project enabling vulnerable Colombian youth to build a better future

BOGOTA, Colombia, Aug. 17, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, Jean Lebel, President of Canada's International Development Research Centre, announced a new initiative to foster economic opportunities for vulnerable...


Jun 28, 2016, 12:30 ET Improving the Lives of Women and Indigenous Peoples in Mexico

OTTAWA, June 28, 2016 /CNW/ - In honour of the official visit to Canada of his Excellency Enrique Peña Nieto, President of the United Mexican States, and Mrs. Angélica Rivera de Peña, Canada's...


Jun 14, 2016, 10:39 ET IDRC welcomes new Chairperson and Board governors

OTTAWA, June 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is pleased to announce the appointments of a new Chairperson as well as six new members to its Board of...


Jun 02, 2016, 10:00 ET IDRC contribution expands scope and reach of Queen Elizabeth Scholars program

OTTAWA, June 2, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - A new $10 million contribution from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is helping to expand the scope and reach of the Canadian Queen Elizabeth...


Mar 03, 2016, 13:13 ET Canada to scale agricultural innovations to improve food security

OTTAWA, March 3, 2016 /CNW/ - The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Global Affairs Canada have announced seven new projects to be supported under the Canadian International Food...


Mar 02, 2016, 06:00 ET New book charts women's journey to overcome sexual violence and impunity in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh, March 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Jean Lebel, President of Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC), was joined by co-editor Hameeda Hossain, a human rights activist and...


Feb 29, 2016, 10:33 ET Canada helps Nepal rebuild and prepare for future earthquakes

DEHLI, Feb. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, Jean Lebel, President of Canada's International Development Research Centre and His Excellency Nadir Patel, Ambassador of Canada to Nepal announced a new...


Feb 25, 2016, 15:36 ET Promoting livestock health and livelihoods for farmers in Africa and Asia - Canada's International Development Research Centre, Global Affairs Canada and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation join

OTTAWA, Feb. 25, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Global Affairs Canada (GAC), launched their Livestock ...


Dec 14, 2015, 12:37 ET Canada improving child nutrition in Vietnam

OTTAWA, Dec. 14, 2015 /CNW/ - The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Global Affairs Canada have announced an initiative to improve nutrition and food security for Vietnamese...


Dec 04, 2015, 10:43 ET Canada helps developing country cities adapt to climate change

PARIS, Dec. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - Jean Lebel, President of Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC), today announced a $4 million investment to help cities in the developing world be...


Dec 03, 2015, 12:04 ET Engaging the private sector in climate change adaptation

PARIS, Dec. 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Jean Lebel, President of Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC), along with Aron Cramer, President and CEO of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR),...


Nov 30, 2015, 17:50 ET Canada's International Development Research Centre joins Canada's delegation to UN Climate Change Conference

OTTAWA, Nov. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Jean Lebel, President of Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC), today announced that IDRC is joining the Government of Canada's official delegation...


Nov 30, 2015, 14:37 ET Statement on the passing of the Honourable Maurice Strong by Jean Lebel, President of Canada's International Development Research Centre

OTTAWA, Nov. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - On behalf of the entire IDRC family, I wish to express our deep sadness at the passing of the Honourable Maurice Strong. We extend our sincere condolences to his family, ...


May 25, 2015, 14:18 ET Media Advisory - International Development Research Centre

OTTAWA, May 25, 2015 /CNW/ - Media are invited to the largest-ever gathering of international leaders in open data. Open data makes government information publicly accessible, enabling informed and...


Apr 27, 2015, 12:00 ET IDRC announces scale-up of ground-breaking solutions to improve food security in developing countries

OTTAWA, April 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) today announced CA$17 million in new funding for...


Mar 03, 2015, 11:32 ET IDRC Awards Grant to WEConnect International to Empower Women Entrepreneurs in India

WASHINGTON, DC, March 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) today announced a CA$560,000 grant to WEConnect International in support of its new project, "Growing...


Feb 25, 2015, 16:39 ET Ensuring the future of mothers and children in sub-Saharan Africa - Canada's Prime Minister announces DFATD, IDRC, and CIHR support to 20 life-saving projects in Africa

OTTAWA, Feb. 25, 2015 /CNW/ - Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced support to 20 research teams that will help identify, test, and deliver practical, cost-effective solutions to improve...


Jan 23, 2015, 13:55 ET IDRC announces scale-up of three ground-breaking solutions to improve food security in developing countries

OTTAWA, Jan. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) today announced three new projects to be supported...


Dec 16, 2014, 10:00 ET Canada and Australia select five African research teams to improve food security

OTTAWA, Dec. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) today announced five projects in...