The Canada Gairdner International Award 2021 was presented to Dr. Daniel J. Drucker whose work in diabetes research is funded through the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program, a partnership between IDRC, the Azrieli Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Israel Science Foundation that supports leading-edge biomedical research.
From April to August of 2020, IDRC produced a periodic digest of annotated online literature to inform the Centre’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the spirit of sharing knowledge with our colleagues worldwide, these digests are available on our website.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and data science are key tools to support public health responses to COVID-19. IDRC and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) are providing up to CA$10 million to support AI and data research and innovations in the Global South to assist the COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery.
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COVID-19 is a global problem, but there is no one-size-fits-all solution. That’s why IDRC is working with African partners to fund research designed to mitigate the impact of the pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa and to inform international responses.
IDRC is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity to advance the generation and use of context-specific evidence that will drive changes in food systems and enable healthy and sustainable diets in eastern Africa.
On behalf of all partners — the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Genome Canada , the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) — we would like to express our sincere gratitude to Canada’s research community for mobilizing so quickly in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Given the global challenges of managing the effects of COVID-19, the submission deadline for the David Hopper Prizes for Leadership in Research for Development has been extended to April 29, 2020. The two CA$50,000 awards will be announced by the end of 2020.
May Sabe Phyu has won an N-Peace Award from the United Nations Development Program. Founded in 2010, N-Peace awards recognize women from Afghanistan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka who shine a spotlight on gender-related issues.
The Think Tank Initiative (TTI) was dedicated to strengthening the capacity of independent public policy research institutions in low and middle-income countries and unlocking their potential to improve people’s lives.
IDRC’s Innovative Veterinary Solutions for Antimicrobial Resistance (InnoVet-AMR) team will join scientists and researchers from around the world for the 3rd International Symposium on Alternatives to Antibiotics in Thailand from December 16–18.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences to three development economists — Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer — who pioneered the use of an experiment-based approach.