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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...

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.

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.

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...

Découverte de l'exposition IRD "les insectes au secours de la planète"

02/12/20

IRD celebrates Thailand National Science and Technology Fair 2020

IRD, alongside Cirad and the French Embassy in Thailand, took part together in the National Science and Technology Fair in Bangkok. Organised by the National Science Museum (NSM), this event attracts more than a million visitors every year from all over the kingdom to discover the latest advances...

Moustique anophèle pouvant être vecteur du paludisme

26/11/20

Malaria elimination in India at the heart of a new book

Malaria elimination is on everyone's lips. In light of the achievements of recent years, scientists hope to eradicate malaria worldwide by 2050. An ambitious but not unattainable mission, as Dr Vas Dev demonstrates in his latest book entitled "Vector Biology and Control - An update for malaria...

Villageoise montrant une tectite trouvée au Laos

18/11/20

Laotian tektites reveal the recording of a giant impact at very high pressure

800,000 years ago, the impact of a large asteroid in Indochina projected a large quantity of drop-shaped or teardrop-shaped fragments of glassy rocks, known as tektites, resulting from the continental surface fusion throughout Southeast Asia and as far as Antarctica. A particular type of tektite...

Meteorological station at the summit of Mera peak (6400 m)

16/11/20

Scientific expedition through Himalayan glaciers

Like every fall since 2007, the French-Nepali joint expedition is about to depart for the Everest region to survey the mass balance of three glaciers. This field campaign is a joint project between French partners (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement/Institut des Géosciences de l...

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.

Kits rapides de dépistage de l'hépatite B

12/10/20

120,000 hepatitis B rapid diagnostic kits donated to IRD by Fondation Mérieux

The handover ceremony for the 120,000 hepatitis B rapid diagnostic kits took place on Monday 28 September at the Residence of the French Embassy in Laos, in the presence of the Minister of Health, Associate Prof. Dr Bounkong Syhavong. IRD will coordinate their distribution to the country's...

Services de la délégation

25/09/20

The ACE-partner project: strengthening thematic training and research networks in West Africa

The result of an institutional collaboration between IRD, AFD, the World Bank and the Association of African Universities (AAU), the ACE Partner project promotes the influence and sustainability of thematic networks between African Centres of Excellence (ACEs).

Daily life in Madagascar.

07/09/20

Scientific stopovers on the coastline of the Indian Ocean

Imagine yourself travelling along the coasts of the Western Indian Ocean… From the Cape of Good Hope to Zanzibar, via the long beaches of Mozambique and the Reunion Island idyllic lagoons, to the mangroves of Madagascar, Tanzania and Kenya. These shores do not only inspire tourists forced into...

Remote signature of the MoU between ARC, CIRAD and INRAE.

27/08/20

Remote research and partnerships have potential!

While the pandemic is extending on the longer term everywhere in the world, the international scientific collaborations carry on and the researchers have to keep their dynamics going. This is also the case for the IRD, CNRS and Cirad partnerships in Southern Africa. Doing science remotely entails...

Longliner in Reunion.

25/08/20

WIOMSA and IRD: a close cooperation for marine science

Dr. Jacqueline Uku, WIOMSA President, says it herself: “IRD has been a good friend, for a very long time.” The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association indeed has extensive links with IRD in the region and offers a great support to marine researchers.

Voici l’objectif proposé par un nouveau projet de l’IRD au Laos financé par le Fonds Canadiens d’Initiatives Locales et conduit par l'anthropologue Pascale Hancart Petitet, en collaboration avec Thiane Khamvongsa, artiste et directrice de la Compagnie Les Bêtes sur La Lune, et la troupe de danse FangLao.   Pour mettre en scène les parcours de vie des femmes migrantes, la troupe s'est appuyée sur des entretiens ethnographiques conduits par des représentants d'associations de personnes vivant avec le VIH au L

24/08/20

A performance mixing science and dance highlights the vulnerability of migrant women in Laos

Raising awareness among decision-makers and the general public about social and health vulnerabilities of migrant women in Laos through the diffusion of the artistic performance "Live With it" built on scientific data.

Petite fille utilisant un produit désinfectant pour se laver les mains

19/08/20

Laotian project PHYDELAO selected by AUF to continue its fight against the transmission of COVID19

Competing with nearly 2000 projects from 79 countries around the world, the Laotian project PHYDALEAO (PHYto-Desinfectants against the airborne spread of SArs-COV2) has just been selected to be funded by a special fund of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) devoted to the fight against...

Dr Shadrack Ralekeno Moephuli, ARC CEO and Aurélien Lechevallier, Ambassador of France to South Africa, after the signature in Pretoria.

27/07/20

South African-French agricultural research cooperation gets a boost with tripartite agreement between ARC, CIRAD and INRAE

South African-French agricultural research cooperation has received a major boost with the signing of a ground-breaking new tripartite agreement.