Updated 28/04/22

With five IRD representations in the area, the IRD is part of a system of regional cooperation that embraces its activities in the French Overseas Territories along with collaborations among Global South players.

Due to the highly contrasting environments of continents and islands in Southern and Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean, the IRD carries out a wide variety of development operations there, combining a broad range of scientific areas such as marine sciences, climate change, biodiversity, environment, health and social sciences.


Our IRD representatives for Southern Africa, Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean during the IRD days (Journées IRD) in Marseille, April 2022 (from left to right): Stéphanie Duvail (IRD correspondent in Mozambique) - Florian Liégeois (IRD correspondent in Zimbabwé) - Pascale Chabanet (IRD Reunion Island) - Jean-Pascal Torréton (IRD South Africa) - Francis Marsac (IRD Seychelles), Dominique Dumet (IRD Kenya). Not on the picture: Andres Garchitorena, interim representative IRD/MNHN Madagascar.