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[Video] Immersion in the fight against zoonotic and animal diseases in Zimbabwe
Scientists from IRD, CIRAD and the University of Zimbabwe set up training courses and research projects to strengthen the country's autonomy in the face of animal and zoonotic diseases, via the CAZCOM project. Meet them in the field, in this video!
Enhancing sustainable marine aquaculture practices via a strong South African-French partnership
On 19 February, H.E. Aurélien Lechevallier, Ambassador of France to South Africa, visited the Marine Research Aquarium in Cape Town, a key place for the South African – French partnership in aquaculture research. He met with researchers and praised their efforts to ensure sustainable aquaculture...
[Project] CROCO - Coastal and Regional Ocean COmmunity model
International Research Group – South February 2021 – February 2024 South Africa, Mozambique, Colombia, Chili, Côte d’Ivoire, Mexico, Peru, Senegal, Tunisia, Vietnam
4 facts on the NRF partnership with the French Research institutes
The IRD, the CNRS and CIRAD, three French public research organisations working together in a joint office in Pretoria, just renewed their agreement with the South African National Research Foundation.
CNRS call - International Research Projects in Humanities and Social Sciences
The 2021 International Research Project call launched by the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences is open until 9 April 2021.
Wits and CNRS expand partnership with a joint PhD programme
The University of the Witwatersrand launches a joint call for PhD scholarships together with the French leading research organisation, giving the opportunity for students to conduct their research in both South Africa and France.
[Video] SciChat #2 - Meet Brett Macey
For this second video with IRD and CNRS researchers and partners in the region, we met Brett Macey, an aquaculture specialist.
Giving journalists means to alert the population and policy-makers to mangrove conservation
On December 15th, Kenyan journalists were invited to a thematic workshop on mangrove conservation and resilience in order to better apprehend this complex ecosystem.
CNRS call - Support Action for collaborations with Sub-Saharan Africa
In the framework of its African roadmap, the CNRS launches a call for supporting collaboration projects between CNRS research units and research organisations from Sub-Saharan Africa.
An Online Academic Conference Exploring the Human-Elephant Relationship
From 13th to 15th of December, IRD is co-organising the online academic conference "Composing Worlds with Elephants". This conference corrals together 24 scholars who are researching communities and environments at the interface of the human-elephant relationship in Asia and beyond.
"Emphasize the notion of sustainability science"
Valérie Verdier, the very first woman to hold the position of IRD's CEO, is taking up her position in a particular context marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, which limits travel as much as human contact and imposes remote work for an establishment where most of the work is done in the field. In this...
icipe 50th anniversary: “a science that serves both the academic world and civil societies”
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), one of the long-standing partners of IRD in Kenya and East Africa, celebrated its 50th anniversary in November 2020. Valérie Verdier, IRD CEO, congratulated this excellent scientific institute.
Farmers and soils: two allies for climate change mitigation
Did you know that the soils we walk on every day are one of the key levers in the fight against climate change? Isn’t that surprising? As part of the celebrations of World Soil Day, seize the opportunity to follow IRD specialists in East Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean, as they study...
24/11/20 - 24/11/20
Table-ronde d’experts sur le vaccin contre le SARS-Cov-2
The Operational Research Working Group of the Platform of Partners for COVID-19 in West and Central Africa, together with the WHO Regional Office for Africa organize a scientific round-table on COVID-19 Vaccine; the event is organized in partnership with the Regional Working Group on Immunization...
Claire Médard, geographer, settles in Eldoret
The city located on the highlands around the Rift Valley, hosts the Moi University, where Claire Médard, an IRD specialist in the region, has recently been assigned.
Maputo: Panel discussion on circular economy and waste management
IRD participates in the Environment week "Terra Nossa" organized by French actors in Mozambique. A great event you cannot miss if you are in Maputo!
Sustainable and reliable tools to control zoonotic diseases in Zimbabwe
Following the upgrading of a biomolecular lab thanks to the CAZCOM project, the launch of the PACMAN project strengthens the autonomy of Zimbabwe to control animal and zoonotic diseases.
13/11/20 - 05/12/20
Call for Applications WANIDA Network: Etiology of Infectious Diseases in West Africa
The thematic network WANIDA (West African network for infectious diseases ACE), is calling for applications for thesis or master's degree scholarships to support its scientific programme on infectious diseases in West Africa.
Aquaculture: a key element to food security in Africa
Freshwater and marine aquaculture have an extensive growth potential all across Africa and could contribute to feeding the continent’s rapidly increasing population. However, the challenge is to find solutions to ensure seafood farming expands in a sustainable manner in the next years. The AfriMAQUA...
[Project] SeaSpots - Changes in the annual climate cycle over South Africa and ocean hotspots