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A multidisciplinary and multilingual journal addressing the future of the African continent in response to global challenges
The members of the Global Africa consortium – University Gaston Berger in Saint-Louis (UGB, Senegal), National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD, France), the Laboratoire d'études et de recherche sur les dynamiques sociales et le développement local (LASDEL, Benin/Niger) and...
Rubber production: How can soil health be restored after clear-cutting of a 40-year-old plantation?
Returning the biomass from logging to the soil and planting legume cover crops enable rapid restoration of the main soil functions, just 18 months after clear-cutting of an aging rubber plantation. A team of scientists has demonstrated this in two sites in Côte d’Ivoire since 2017. While pressure on...
AFROSCREEN: a COVID-19 response program to boost variant surveillance in 13 African countries
The Agence française de développement (AFD) and ANRS | Maladies infectieuses émergentes, in partnership with the Institut Pasteur, IRD, and laboratories across 13 African countries, are launching the joint AFROSCREEN project. This project meets an urgent need for surveillance of the development of...
An acceleration of coastal overtopping around the world
The combination of sea level rise, tides, storm surge and waves has increased the overtopping of natural and artificial coastal protection by nearly 50% in the last two decades. This revelation comes from an international study coordinated by IRD, involving international partners. The study was...
[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
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...
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...
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.
Ebola Survivors Present Severe Immune System Abnormalities Two Years After Recovery
Four years after the end of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and as it continues to wreak havoc in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the scientific community wonders about the after-effects that may remain among survivors. To learn more, researchers from Inserm and Université Paris-Est Créteil at...
ARIACOV: action research project in support of the African response to the Covid-19 epidemic
An action research project in support of the African response to the Covid-19 epidemic (ARIACOV) has just been funded by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) as part of the "Covid-19 - Health in Common" initiative. This two-year project aims to support the authorities of Benin, Cameroon...
Covid-19 : expertise and IRD's partnership against the pandemic
The experience of IRD researchers in intertropical zones provides valuable lessons in terms of pandemic analysis, epidemiology, treatment and public health policy orientation.
[Project] NumSud – Digital technologies and urban services management in cities in the Global South
International Research Network-South (GDRI-Sud) February 2021 – February 2025 South Africa, Senegal, Burkina Faso
PSF-South R3CE (2019-2021)
“By yourself, you go more quickly; together, you go further.” Inspired by this African proverb, the RCS3E project, sponsored by the university of Abdou Moumouni in Niamey, aims to bring together an ensemble of African and French academics as part of research schools focusing on the issue of invasive...
PSF-South VEMAZOC (2019-2021)
The Sahel region has been identified as the most vulnerable location to climate change on the planet. The considerable variation in rainfall from one year to another against a backdrop of intense pressure on water resources (the population is set to double by 2050) has led this zone to be classified...
PSF BIODIG (2019-2021)
In partnership with the University of Ghana, this training project aims to develop the skills of students in genomics and bioinformatics at the University's two centres of excellence: the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) and the West African Centre for Crop...
PSF-South RENF-SOCDEV (2019-2021)
The ambition of the RENF-SOCDEV project is to contribute to structuring the higher education and research system in Mali. It comes in response to a need for social science research into crisis environments.
PSF-South BURKINABIOINFO (2019-2021)
The spectacular advances made in sequencing technology have been a veritable revolution in life science research. These faster techniques generate an explosion in the volume of genomic data, which means that specific analytical skills and access to calculation resources such as calculation clusters...
PSF TANY VAO (2019-2021)
The Tany Vao Summer University in Social Sciences in West Africa and Madagascar brings together around a hundred participants and over 20 partners every year. The aim of this school is to provide high-level education in research and to meet demanding requirements in terms of methods, supervision and...