The Adaptation Research Alliance (ARA) is an international coalition of over 90 organizations across 30 economies that brings together governments, businesses, research institutes, and local communities to increase the resilience of those most vulnerable to climate change. It aims to catalyze increased investment in action-oriented research, providing a common platform for planning research and its uptake.
Can artificial intelligence (AI) help predict COVID-19 outbreaks and ease lockdown restrictions? Can new innovations keep campuses open and support contact tracing? Can AI support victims of gender-based violence related to COVID-19 lockdowns? These are just some of the questions the CA$12.65 million Global South AI4COVID Response Program seeks to answer.
As the health, economic, and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic grip the world, grassroots communities and organizations are developing their own coping mechanisms. They are supporting each other, distributing resources, and fighting misinformation, all while building resilience.
IDRC and the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health have launched a call for research ideas to strengthen policy interventions, population health, environmental sustainability, gender, and social equity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Southern Voice, a network comprising more than 50 think tanks from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, presented its first research findings on how to improve the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a high-profile event in New York.
A new volume published by IDRC and Routledge explores what works and what doesn't to prevent and reduce violence in urban centres. Contributors draw on findings from 15 ambitious research projects from Safe and Inclusive Cities (SAIC), a five-year initiative supported by IDRC and the UK’s Department for International Development.