International Development Research Centre

Supporting local research, finding lasting solutions

To achieve self-reliance, poor communities need answers to questions like: How can we grow more and healthier food? Protect our health? Create jobs? A key part of Canada’s aid program since 1970, IDRC supports research in developing countries to answer these questions.
 
IDRC also encourages sharing this knowledge with policymakers, other researchers, and communities around the world. The result is innovative, lasting local solutions that aim to bring choice and change to those who need it most.
 
A key member of Canada’s foreign aid program, we are one of the world’s leaders in generating and applying new knowledge to meet the challenges facing poor countries.
  • Who: We are a Canadian Crown corporation established in 1970.
  • What: We help developing countries use science and technology to find solutions to local problems.
  • Why: Our efforts lead to healthier people, higher incomes, cleaner environments, and responsible governments.
  • Where: Our head office is in Ottawa. Our regional offices are located in Montevideo, Uruguay; Cairo, Egypt; Nairobi, Kenya, New Delhi, India.
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Climate trends and impacts in semi-arid regions of East Africa

This poster is one of the posters featured at the CBA9 conference 2015. For more information about CBA9, visit: www.cba9.org.

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Traditional knowledge and high-altitude climate change adaptation in Peru

This poster is one of the posters featured at the 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9) which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from April 24-30 2015.

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Informed Community, Community Adapted

This poster is one of the posters featured at the CBA9 conference 2015. For more information about CBA9, visit: www.cba9.org.

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Use and Communication of Climate Information to Support Uptake of Adaptation Action in the Semi-Arid Regions of Africa and Asia

Home to hundreds of millions of people, the semi-arid regions of Africa and Asia are particularly vulnerable to climate-related impacts and risks.

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Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Semi-Arid Regions of West Africa

Home to hundreds of millions of people, the semi-arid regions of Africa and Asia are particularly vulnerable to climate-related impacts and risks. 

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Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Semi-Arid Regions of East Africa

Home to hundreds of millions of people, the semi-arid regions of Africa and Asia are particularly vulnerable to climate-related impacts and risks. 

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