Organization: Canadian International Development Agency

IDRC governing board gets new chair and members

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is rebuilding its board of directors, suggesting that years of budget cuts and board vacancies are coming to an end. The government announced a new chairperson and six new members to its board which it stressed were made “through a new, open, transparent and merit-based appointments process”. IDRC was…

CIDA unveils food security research program

The Canadian International Development Agency and the International Development Research Centre have announced a joint, $62-million Canadian International Food Security research fund to support bilateral applied research projects aimed at crop resilience, crop nutritional value and infectious diseases related to crops and animals. The five-year program helps to fulfill the government’s commitment to inject $600…

GHRI links Canadian and foreign researchers

The Global Health Research Initiative (GHRI) is providing $20 million for 13 teams comprised of Canadian and foreign researchers to examine issues related to pressing health problems in the developing world. Each team will receive $1.6 million over four years. The awards were made through the Teasdale-Corti Team Grants program and were chosen through peer…

African bioscience NCE receives $30 million

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA has contributed $30 million from the $500-million Canada Fund for Africa (CFA) to fund a biosciences facility for eastern and central Nairobi Kenya. One of three networks of centres of excellence (NCE) established by the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the NEPAD Biosciences Facility aims to leverage information…