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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.
Scientific writing training course in Mozambique and Madagascar
This training was held from April 11-15, 2022 jointly in Marracuene, Mozambique and in Antananarivo, Madagascar at the CNRE office.
French language and Francophonie week in Zimbabwe: involvement of IRD
From March 15 to 19, Zimbabwe celebrated the 27th edition of the French language and Francophonie week organized by the various actors of the French network in the country.
18/03/22 - 19/03/22
"Budding scientist reporters" in Maputo: how are coral reefs affected by climate change?
On March 18 and 19 2022, students from the Lycée Français of Maputo went to Ponto do Ouro to investigate the impact of climate change onto coral reefs in the South of Mozambique, as part of the campaign « Ocean & Climate, budding scientist reporters » of the Tara Océan Foundation.
[Vidéo] #SciChat 4 - Meet Angelique Lazarus
#SciChat is a mini interview-series on the African counterparts of our IRD, CNRS or Cirad French scientists leading research in the region (Southern Africa, East Africa and the Indian Ocean). For this fourth video and on the occasion of International Women's Day (March 8), we chatted with Angelique...
New researchers appointments in Southern Africa
Our joint office is pleased to welcome three researchers in the region: Virginie Rougeron and Franck Prugnolle posted at IRL REHABS, and Isabelle Robene at the University of Stellenbosch.
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.
Festival do Estuario in Mozambique: a science - society meeting by the Incomati river
World Tourism Day: Sustainable tourism as an economic and environmental driver in the Indian Ocean
On the occasion of World Tourism Day, celebrated each year on September 27th, countries and territories participating in the Indian Ocean Blue Year in 2021-2022 reaffirm their commitment to sustainable tourism, with the aim of reconciling economic and social development with the protection of the...
French – South African cooperation to advance Sustainability Science
On Thursday 16, the French Delegation visited Nelson Mandela University at George Campus to discuss the opportunities and existing tools of the French – South African collaboration to foster sustainable science.
South African-French research cooperation fostering scientific excellence with bipartite agreement between the CNRS and Wits
South African-French research cooperation has brought scientific excellence a step further with the signing of a leading-edge bipartite agreement.
Dominique Gommery (CNRS) and Nonhlanhla Vilakazi (UJ), recipients of the grant “Tremplin”: HOMEN, a remarkable long-term partnership
On April 13, 2021 Dominique Gommery (CNRS), Senior Scientist, and Dr. Nonhlanhla Vilakazi (University of Johannesburg) received the French-African bilateral cooperation research grant “Tremplin”. On this occasion, the CNRS has wished to highlight the remarkable long-term partnership between both...
Launch of the DiDEM program: « Kick off » and CoPIL events
The DiDEM program (Dialogue Science-Decision Makers for Integrated Management of Coastal and Marine Environments) has been initiated in July 2020 and covers zones in the Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles and Tanzania. DiDEM has officially launched with two events on May...
Webinar - Towards sustainable marine aquaculture in Africa
The AfriMAQUA research network organises a webinar on marine aquaculture in Tanzania, Namibia and Kenya. Join the event online!
[Video] #SciChat 3 - Meet Lazarus Kgasi
#SciChat is a mini interview-series on the African counterparts of our IRD, CNRS or Cirad French scientists leading research in the region (Southern Africa, East Africa and the Indian Ocean). For this third video, we listened to Lazarus Kgasi, palaeontologist and laboratory manager at the Ditsong...
Join the Harare French language week online!
The IRD is participating in the French language week organized by the Francophonie stakeholders in Harare, via an online conference on 19 March.
[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 (GDRI-Sud) 2021 – 2024 South Africa, Mozambique, Colombia, Chile, Ivory Coast, 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.