Following World Health Organization declaring Covid-19 a pandemic and the different measures taken by European and African governments, the joint IRD-CNRS-Cirad office in Southern Africa require all researchers to postpone their missions and to avoid travelling as much as possible. All short-term missions are banned and all events are postponed until further notice. We call for everyone’s responsibility and exemplarity!

Here are a few links that you should visit regularly as they are updated in real time:

For everyone, the French government website:

For everyone, the South African government website:

For IRD staff:

For CNRS staff:

For those who do not have access to CNRS intranet, follow the Twitter account:

In Southern Africa:

The office is still operational. You can contact us for any question: or +27 82 600 5682.