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Elephant mothers and daughters heading to the water at Elephant Conservation Center (ECC) Sayaboury district, Laos

27/04/22

Kick start of the ELAOS project at the Elephant Conservation Center

In Laos, Tuberculosis (TB) and drug resistant TB represent a significant public health threat. Because of the restrictive measures and the strain on health systems for COVID-19 control, the pandemic has had a negative effect on the number of TB cases (diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up), causing a...

Textile factory on the outskirts of Vientiane where many young migrant women from the northern provinces of Laos come to work

22/04/22

A scientific paper on social and social changes related to the feminisation of migration in Laos

This new scientific article published in the journal Espace populations sociétés addresses issues related to the impacts of the ever-increasing mobility of women in Laos. It focuses on the intergenerational dynamics, the effect on family structures and relationships.

Salle de l'exposition Matrimoine au Centre culturel de la jeunesse de Luang Prabang

07/04/22

The "Matrimony" exhibition was presented in Luang Prabang

On 31 March and 1 April, the photographic exhibition "Matromony" was held at the Luang Prabang Children’s Cultural Centre. This event was very popular with the public, thanks to the series of augmented reality photographs.

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...

Concours ePoP video

30/03/22

ePoP 2022 Video Contest

ePoP 2022 Video Contest "Let us see how they feel"FROM 1 MARCH 2022 TO 1 MAY 2022

Repas d'une famille laotienne

29/03/22

A survey to help fight malnutrition

While malnutrition still affects many children in Laos, the government has decided to act. It wants to make therapeutic food products adapted to the tastes of Lao children. In this context, two doctors assigned by the UMR QualiSud and the IRD in Laos are going to carry out a field survey to...

Repas d'une famille laotienne

29/03/22

A survey to help fight malnutrition

While malnutrition still affects many children in Laos, the government has decided to act. It wants to make therapeutic food products adapted to the tastes of Lao children. In this context, two doctors assigned by the UMR QualiSud and the IRD in Laos are going to carry out a field survey to...

Enquête sur le terrain Ponta do Ouro pour Tara Océans

18/03/22 - 19/03/22

"Budding scientist reporters" in Maputo: how are coral reefs affected by climate change?

On March 18 and 19 2022, students from the Lycée Français of Maputo went to Ponto do Ouro to investigate the impact of climate change onto coral reefs in the South of Mozambique, as part of the campaign « Ocean & Climate, budding scientist reporters » of the Tara Océan Foundation.

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".

Prof. Warren Y. Brockelman (NSTDA) explique ses recherches sur la dynamique forestière aux ambassadeurs européens

02/03/22

European ambassadors visit Khao Yai National Park

On Saturday February 26, the French Ambassador and a delegation of European Union ambassadors made a visit in Khao Yai National Park to learn about the work of IRD and its partners.

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...

Onion cultivation associated with olive trees, in the Sidi Bouzid region of Tunisia. A variety of crops is a factor in the diversity of the diet.

14/02/22

Tunisia: a correlation between varied agricultural production and women's dietary diversity

A study by researchers from CIRAD, IRD and the Tunisian National Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INNTA) revealed systematic positive correlations positives between the diversity of farm products and that of the diets of women on 290 family farms in the governorate of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia...

The information meeting of the Rocket Laos project gathered more than 50 people. In photo (from left to right: Miss Keomoukda Phommachan, Khampasith Chanthavong, Norbert Silvera, Pascal Lovera, Éric Deharo)

02/02/22

ROCKET PROJECT: Information and recruitment stage for future cricket breeders

The Rocket project team gathered about 50 people to discuss some information about the project and its progress. Following this meeting, some women have applied to join.

IYBSSD2022

07/12/21

2022 proclaimed the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development by the United Nations General Assembly

On 2 December 2021, a UN resolution was adopted promulgating 2022 as the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD 2022). IRD is a partner of this initiative.

Lors de la signature du MoU et de l'inauguration du nouveau bâtiment du CEFIRSE, le Consul Général de France à Bangalore et le Directeur de l'Indian Institute of Science devant la plaque du CEFIRSE.

06/12/21

A new MoU for CEFIRSE has been signed between the Indian Institute of Science and several French organisations including IRD and CNRS

On 22 November, an official ceremony at the Indo-French Cell for Water Sciences (CEFIRSE) sealed a four-year partnership between the Indian Institute of Science and 6 French organisations, including IRD.

Lutte contre le Sida en Thaïlande dans un laboratoire PHPT à l'Université de Chiang Mai.

06/12/21

Two calls for health proposals for the Southeast Asia area in 2022

L’Initiative is looking for projects to fund for the year 2022. Two calls for proposals concern the Southeast Asia area on the issues of health system strengthening and strengthening awareness and access to care for populations vulnerable to HIV, tuberculosis or malaria.

Soins médicaux apportés à un enfant au Laos

02/12/21

Publication of a scientific article on the daily life of informal caregivers for children with HIV in Laos

This new scientific article published in the journal Moussons addresses issues related to the daily care of children with HIV in Laos. It focuses on informal caregivers, the daily life of sick children and the distribution of care between their entourage and the institutions.

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.

Visit of the French Ambassador and the IRD Representative to Chiang Mai University, Thailand

30/11/21

Visit of a delegation from the French Embassy to Chiang Mai University

On November 18 and 19, the French Ambassador to Thailand and the Regional Health Advisor at the French Embassy visited Chiang Mai University to strengthen scientific cooperation between the institution and French research.

Nurses of the hospital of the Faculty of Nursing of the University of Health Sciences in Vientiane, Laos

29/11/21

Nurses respond to the Covid-19 epidemic in Laos

The "NExT COVID-19" project of the Vientiane University of Health Sciences and the TransVIHMI IMU has been selected to receive funding from the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie.