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The Okavango delta from above.
Botswana's Okavango Delta is created by a delicate balance, but for how much longer?
This article on The Conversation Africa was co-signed by Dr Olivier Dauteuil, CNRS senior researcher at the University of Rennes and Dr Mike Murray-Hudson, Senior Research Fellow at the Okavango Research Institute, University of Botswana.
Digital uses in Ghana.
African and Asian societies in the digital era
When did you last use your fingerprint as identification? When was the last time you had a look at WhatsApp? For most of us, these habits are part of our everyday life. Even though we are used to them today, they cause major disruption and changes, as all new technologies do.
Buoy on the deck.

19/03/20

[Meet a scientist] Pierrick Penven, the ocean at heart

Pierrick Penven and South Africa share a long history. The scientist has been studying the currents bordering the country for more than 20 years. We met him during his last visit in Cape Town, at the crossing of three oceans.

Ultrastructural morphology of coronavirus.

18/03/20

Coronavirus in East Africa: some advice

Following World Health Organization declaring Covid-19 a pandemic and the different measures taken by European and African governments, the IRD office in East Africa require all researchers to postpone their missions and to avoid travelling as much as possible. We call for everyone’s responsibility...

Ultrastructural morphology of coronavirus.

17/03/20

Coronavirus in Southern Africa: some advice

Following World Health Organization declaring Covid-19 a pandemic and the different measures taken by European and African governments, the joint IRD-CNRS-Cirad office in Southern Africa require all researchers to postpone their missions and to avoid travelling as much as possible. All short-term...

Little Foot at the Evolutionary Studies Institute, in Johannesburg.

16/03/20

The nearly intact ‘Little Foot’ first vertebra reveals previously unknown details about how Australopithecus lived

Meticulous excavation, cleaning and high-resolution micro-CT scanning of the skull of the ~3.67 million-year-old fossil specimen known as “Little Foot” has revealed the most complete Australopithecus first cervical vertebra yet found. A description of the vertebra by Wits researchers Dr Amélie...

IRD
Corinne Brunon-Meunier is the new Deputy Executive Director of the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD-France)
Valérie Verdier, IRD Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, has appointed Corinne Brunon-Meunier as IRD’s Deputy Executive Director.
Mangrove in Watamu, Kenya

21/02/20

Mikoko project: mangrove conservators and local leaders gathered for a one-week training course

The National Museum of Gede (Kilifi County) hosted the first training course organized by the Mikoko project on mangrove forest conservation and restauration from February 18th to 21st.

Cape Town & Table Mountain

18/02/20

Extreme solar UV radiation exposure in Cape Town

[Research result] Study shows the danger for Capetonians and tourists visiting Table Mountain.

Forêt tropicale primaire, Sewiki (Indonésie)
Valérie Verdier is IRDs new Chairman of the Board and CEO
Valérie Verdier has just been appointed Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD-France), by the Council of Ministers meeting on12th February 2020. The appointment is in response to the nomination by Frédérique Vidal...