Updated 27/05/20

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.