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Crisis Ahead

01/04/22

Call of Papers for the 7th ICIRD Conference “Disruption, Challenges and Resilience in Contemporary Southeast Asia”

The July 22 & 23, 2022 will held the 7th International Conference on International Relations and Development (ICIRD) in Chiang Mai (Thailand) “Disruption, Challenges and Resilience in Contemporary Southeast Asia”. Within the scope of the organization of this conference, the ICIRD team is looking for...

Mise à feu des essarts en zone montagneuse, Laos

09/03/22

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".

Rio Santiago, a free-flowing river in the Andean Amazon, with large hydroelectric dams planned.

18/02/22

Amazon basin: using artificial intelligence to optimise international planning of hydroelectric dams

New methods of digital optimisation to improve international management of hydroelectric dams in the Amazon basin have been proposed in an international study, coordinated by Cornell University (United States) with involvement from IRD researchers as well as their South American partners. These...

Jean-Marc Dubost enquête sur le terrain à Elephant Conservation Center

15/02/22

PhD defense on self-medication of animals and traditional medicine

On Friday 18 February, Jean-Marc Dubost, PhD student in Eco-anthropology, will defend his thesis at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris. This thesis has been realized thanks to a 12 months field study in Laos.

Chercheurs réalisant un échantillonnage d'eau et de sédiments au Laos

20/01/22

Creation of six new research programs in Laos

In 2022, IRD is supporting the creation of five new research structures with activities in Laos. These research and training programs have various modes of operation and over a wide range of disciplinary fields (health, ecology, biology, geology, land use planning).

Installation d’un pluviographe sur fortes pentes (45%). Formation in situ des partenaires et étudiants. Na Noï district, Province de Nan, Nord Thailande. Projet : Soil Erosion in Agricultural Watershed (JEAI SEAWEED)

18/01/22

Creation of three new research programs in Thailand

In 2022, IRD is supporting the creation of three new research structures with activities in Thailand. These research programs have various modes of operation and cover a wide range of disciplines from geology to epidemiology.

Koh Talabeng, Krabi, Thailand

22/12/21

Lanta Bay Project: A new look at the maritime heritage history of Lanta Bay

After the discovery of archaeological remains last March, an interdisciplinary French-Thai scientific team carried out a campaign of excavation, surveys and interviews from 28 November to 14 December 2021. This expedition allowed for a more in-depth study of the sites previously identified in the...

Pacifique

22/12/21

Call for proposals - RERIPA project

In consortium with IRD (French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development), Pacific Islands Association of Non-Government Organisation (PIANGO – Fiji), Pacific Island Development Forum (PIDF – Fiji), Vanuatu Meteorology & Geo-Hazard Department (VMGD – Vanuatu), will facilitate the...

Exposition photographique sur le thème "Vivre avec / Live with it" à l’Institut Français du Laos

10/12/21

A photographic exhibition on the topic "Vivre avec / Live with it" at the French Institute of Laos

The photographic exhibition features choreography by actors and dancers who artistically interpret IRD's ethnographic work on the everyday lives of people living with HIV in Laos.

Bandeau HW

07/12/21

Hello World #3 'Biodiversity: target 30% protected areas?

The third episode of IRD’s programme dedicated to the science of sustainable solutions, Hello World!, will centre around the theme 'Biodiversity: target 30% protected areas?'. It will be available on www.helloworld-ird.fr, on 7 December.

Poster of the webinar DESTINATION FRANCE on French research cooperation and funding opportunities for Thai researchers

01/12/21

Webinar on french research cooperation and funding opportunities for thai researchers

On Thursday 2 December from 10 to 11:30 am, a webinar will be held to present French research cooperation and funding opportunities to Thai researchers.

Scientifique étudiant le comportement d'un éléphant en Asie du Sud-Est

01/12/21

Call for proposal "One Health in South East Asia

Until 20 December, the IRD is looking for projects to fund that promote a One Health approach in four South East Asian countries.

Study of diseases transmitted between bats and humans in South Africa

22/11/21

The third phase of the PREZODE workshops will take place on November 23

On Tuesday November 23, the third phase of PREZODE workshops in East, Southeast and Pacific Asia will take place. These workshops will focus on PREZODE's activities and priority areas as well as potential barriers to change.

Watamu Mangrove

19/10/21

Project Mikoko: Kenyan scientists visit French partners in Montpellier

As the FSPI Mikoko on conservation and rehabilitation of the Kenyan mangroves is coming to an end (IRD-Cirad-Kenya Forest Service, coordination D. Williamson - J. Prosperi - J. Mwang'ombe), 3 young Kenyan scientists visited their partners in Montpellier (UMRs Espace-Dev and AMAP) and at Aix...

Participants à l'atelier de cartographie au Mozambique

30/09/21

Mapping together the Western Indian Ocean deltas: a workshop organised by the GDRI-Sud Deltas and the DiDEM program

From 30 September to 4 October 2021, a delta-mapping workshop is being held simultaneously in Macaneta (Mozambique), Tananarive (Madagascar) and online. 25 participants from the 4 countries are trained to use Google Earth Engine and QGIS.

Sustainable tourism in the Indian Ocean

27/09/21

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...

Vue depuis NMU, campus de George

17/09/21

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.

Travaux pratiques lors de l'atelier

07/09/21

A workshop on extraction techniques

A workshop dedicated to the study of extractive chemistry techniques was held at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Vientiane with the support of the AUF, the SEP2D programme and the cabinet of the Academy of Sciences and Technology of Laos.

Signature du MoU entre l'IRD et DALaM

24/08/21

Renewal of a cooperation agreement between the Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and IRD

On 9 of August 2021, Dr Nivong Sipaseuth, Director General of the Department of Agricultural Land Management (DALaM) of the Laotian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Dr Eric Deharo, Representative of IRD in Laos signed the renewal of an agreement of scientific and technical cooperation...

Elevage de grillons au Laos

19/08/21

No skipping meals with crickets!

Creation of an international consortium to empower women in extreme poverty in Laos through sustainable, low-cost, high-tech production of edible crickets.