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Veterinary training aiming at improving the animal disease surveillance system. Susan Katsande, veterinary trainer.

04/03/21

[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!

An aquaculture farm cage during feeding.

19/02/21

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...

Modèles

11/02/21

[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

South African and French researchers collaborating on a scientific project.

01/02/21

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.

Call for projects.

31/01/21

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.

Etudiant University of Western Cape

31/01/21

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.

Brett Macey

20/01/21

[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.

Journalist in the field.

18/12/20

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.

Call for projects.

18/12/20

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.

Illustration de la Conférence Composing worlds with elephants

09/12/20

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.

Portrait of Valérie Verdier

07/12/20

"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...

In an icipe lab.

06/12/20

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.

Soil study in South Africa.

04/12/20

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...

Vaccination anti-covid

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...

On the way to Eldoret, crossing the East African rift.

18/11/20

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.

Déchets plastiques sur une plage.

17/11/20

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!

Bat.

16/11/20

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.

Le moustique-tigre (Aedes albopictus) est une espèce qui peut inoculer une trentaine de virus en zone tropicale, notamment la dengue.

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.

An aquaculture farm cage during feeding.

26/10/20

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...

Stormy sky

19/10/20

[Project] SeaSpots - Changes in the annual climate cycle over South Africa and ocean hotspots

South Africa