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A food contest to raise environmental awareness
As part of a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of protecting human and animal welfare, as well as conserving the environment, the European Union (EU) Representation in Laos collaborated with the Lao government to organize the One Health Fair last weekend.
17/05/22 - 21/05/22
9th Africities Summit in Kenya
Africities is a Pan Africa conference that brings together the leadership of cities and sub national governments and their associations for the advancement of decentralization and local governance aimed at improving the living standards of the citizens. Africities Summits take place every 3 years...
New urban research in Laos
On September 15, 2021, Dr. Karine Peyronnie, research fellow at UMR Prodig (https://www.prodig.cnrs.fr), was officially welcomed by her partners from the Faculty of Architecture of the National University of Laos.
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.
PREZODE Regional Workshop with Asian partners
The PREZODE “ PREventing ZOonotic Disease Emergence” initiative, launched by France with the support of EU, aims to prevent emerging pandemic risks from animals while ensuring food security and livelihood for the poorest communities, and strengthening cooperation within and between several regions...
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.
New grant for a study on transboundary haze pollution and BRI in Southeast Asia
The Henry Luce Foundation Initiative for Southeast Asia, has awarded a four-year research grant to a team led by University of Hawai’i and IRD to study transboundary air pollution and the socio-ecological Impact of China’s BeltRoad Initiative in the Mekong Sub-Region. This grant complements the...
Research in Southern Africa
Research projects are defined and carried out jointly by the French researchers and their counterparts in Southern Africa.
Tropical rainforests, the future of the Earth
Visiting this exhibition, you can venture deep into the heart of the tropical rainforests -of Latin America, Africa or Asia- and discover how far they are essential for the future of our Earth!
Desertification, A Challenge for Science
Desertification is a result of land degradation, mainly caused by human activity, in dry areas of the planet. Climate change amplifies the negative effects of these activities on soils and vegetation.
Plastic Matters: Wild lives
Plastics have gradually transformed Vietnamese lifestyles since the country opened up to international trade in the late 1980s and the gradual importation of new consumer goods made from polymers. The country has, in a few years, shifted from an economy marked by shortages to a system of production...
Black Carbon: the dark side of human activity
This bilingual exhibition for the general public aims to provide an overview of what is known about anthropogenic fine particulate matter air pollution, and to present the health and environmental issues for both Vietnam and Thailand, and South East Asia as a whole.
[Project] ExPLOI – Plastics Expedition in the Indian Ocean
2021 – 2026 Seychelles, Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar, Reunion Island
[Project] COSMO-ART - The Cosmopolitan Approach as a New Paradigm for Rock Art Heritage Management in Southern Africa
February 2022 - January 2026 South Africa, Namibia
[Project] PASSPORT-2C: Protocols Adapted to the South for Studying Plastic Origins and River Transfers
International Scientific Coordination Network - South (IRN/GDRI-Sud) January 2022 – January 2026 Vietnam, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Madagascar, Senegal
[Project] GlobalSmog - Researching air pollution in cities of the Global South
January 2022 – June 2025 Ghana, Thailand, Egypt, Benin, Senegal, India, Vietnam, Kenya
[Programme] MATOBART - Prehistoric rock paintings and cultural environments of the Matobo in Zimbabwe
2017 - 2024 Zimbabwe