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Capacity-building workshop for PhD students and young researchers, Chiang Mai, Thailand


Launch of the 2023/2024 Campaign of the Franco-Thai Young Talent program

The Franco-Thai Young Talent 2023/2024 program provides grants to Thai and French post-docs wishing to work on a bilateral research project.

Visuel CP séismes Bletery Science


Precursory signal before large earthquakes

Movement along faults begins a few hours before large earthquakes. This is the conclusion of a study carried out by researchers from the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), and published in the journal Science on July 21, 2023. The study, which describes the...

Visuel CP conf Sorgho


The scientific and agricultural communities are looking at sorghum as a way to address drought

The second Global Sorghum Conference, Sorghum in the 21st Century, will be held from 5 to 9 June 2023 in Montpellier (CORUM). More than 400 participants from the agricultural and scientific worlds are expected to attend. This event is organised by CIRAD, in partnership with the Kansas State...

Science de la durabilité repenser la recherche européenne


Sustainability science: changing the way we conduct European research

IRD organised an event on 14 April at the Maison Irène et Frédéric Joliot-Curie in Brussels on the theme "Sustainability science: changing the way we conduct European research. A solution-based science built on equitable partnerships with the Global South: understand, co-design, transform".

Dr. Some giving a presentation


Project HepWek: training on capacity building of health professionals

The component 1 of the project HepWek was delevoped at the MoI Teaching and Referral Hospital and in 3 different counties in Kenya, over the last 3 months, through workshops titled "Capacity building of health professionals through awareness raising and training to acquire clinical skills for early...

Views of the Table Mountain, Cape Town


Valérie Verdier, CEO of the IRD, at the World Science Forum in South Africa

The World Science Forum is one of the most important scientific gatherings in the world. In 2022, the Forum took place in Cape Town, South Africa, from December 6 to 9, under the theme "Science for Social Justice". Valérie Verdier, CEO of the IRD, attended it and spoke in a joint session with UNESCO...

CCRS Djibouti

23/10/22 - 26/10/22

IRD at the Research and Climate Change Summit 2022 and launch of the RROEC

Just two weeks ahead of the COP 27, IRD joined several French, Djiboutian and East African presidential, ministerial and embassy delegations to inaugurate the Regional Research Observatory on the Environment and Climate (RROEC) for East Africa on October 23, 2022 in Djibouti. This launch took place...

Participants in the CROCO Summer School

17/10/22 - 28/10/22

CROCO Summer School : training on the Coastal and Regional Ocean Community model

The GdRI-South CROCO-South, which is part of the IRN project CROCO, organised from October 17 to 28 its first Summer School in Cape Town, South Africa, one of its partner countries.

Thon rouge (Thunnus thynnus)


Eating tuna: yes, provided that natural stocks are better managed

The Indian Ocean tuna fishery is based on three species whose populations have been under increasing pressure for 30 years. In order to ensure that this fishery remains sustainable, scientists - including those of the UMR MARBEC - have evaluated the current knowledge on these species to identify...

Ici à Tam Cốc, rizières, en partie récoltées au centre de l'image. A l'arrière plan, montagnes karstiques.


First meeting of the Working Group on Sustaining soil and Water in Cultivated Soils

The first indoor meeting of the WG-SSAWCS will be held at IRD-Bondy (Paris-France) and will be combined with site visits to the University of Gembloux (Belgium) and Wageningen (WEPAL & ISRIC) to address issues related to water storage in soils and to assess the current state of soil compaction in...

Curriculum Workshop HepWek


Project HepWek: Curriculum Workshop for early diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

On August 24, a workshop was held in Eldoret, Kenya, as part of the FSPI project HepWek funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. The participants, Kenya project investigators, reviewed the materials that will be used to train healthcare workers in early diagnosis of...

Délégation botswanaise au Muséum de Toulouse


Botswana archaeological delegation in Toulouse: seminar and field visits

From June 5-12 a delegation from the Botswana National Museum visited its French research partners in Toulouse and discussed archaeology, heritage, conservation, and Franco-Botswanese scientific collaboration.

Bannière Présidence française de l'Union européenne


FPEU | The IRD and the CNRS imagine a new partnership between Africa and Europe

Within the framework of the French Presidency of the European Union, the IRD and the CNRS organized on June 29 a hybrid event in Brussels, around the theme "Imagining a new scientific partnership between Africa and Europe".

Forêts humides - IRD le Mag'

20/06/22 - 24/06/22

Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2022 : IRD and CNRS are showing up!

The Sustainable Research and Innovation Congress took place on 20-24 June, 2022 remotely and in-person at Future Africa, the campus of the University of Pretoria, in South Africa.

Bannière Présidence française de l'Union européenne


FPEU|Imagining a new scientific partnership between Africa and Europe

As part of the French Presidency of the European Union (FPEU), the IRD and the CNRS are organising an event in Brussels on 29 June on the theme "Imagining a new scientific partnership between Africa and Europe".

Navire Marion Dufresne


The RESILIENCE cruise aboard the Marion Dufresne

The RESILIENCE oceanographic cruise will take place in the Indian Ocean from April 19 to May 24, 2022.

Alejandro Marin Menendez


A cycling researcher visits schools around the world

Scicling is a Public Engagement Initiative that brings cutting-edge science with an enthusiastic researcher to Secondary Schools around the world in a simple and sustainable manner: cycling. Our UMR MIVEGEC is supporting this initiative.

Drapeau Ukraine


Solidarity and support to the Ukrainian scientific community

Following the Marseille Conference, IRD fully endorses the call from European ministers for Higher Education and Research to strengthen international scientific cooperation around common values and principles.

Mise à feu des essarts en zone montagneuse, Laos


Black Carbon Webinar

On Friday 11 March, from 09:00 to 11:00 (French time), the third CoSavez-vous? scientific seminar will be held on the theme "Black Carbon: the dark side of human activity".

Une femme fumant du poisson sur un four dans la banlieue de Port-Bouet, Abidjan


Plus de poisson dans nos assiettes ? / More fish on our plates ?

On February 17, echoing the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (#IYAFA2022), IRD and Cité des sciences et de l'Industrie introduce a public panel discussion, jointly led with South Africa.