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Visuel CP Trypano 3

30/01/23

On World NTD Day, over US$7 million new funding announced to expand efforts towards sleeping sickness elimination in nine African nations

On World Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Day, FIND, the global alliance for diagnostics, together with IRD and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), today announced an award of nearly US$6.8 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to extend the work of the Trypa-NO! partnership...

Visuel CP Prisme CI
Reinforcing the franco-ivorian partnership through the creation of an international research platform in global health (PRISME)
ANRS | Emerging Infectious Diseases, University of Bordeaux and IRD will come together with the ministry of health, public hygiene and universal health coverage (MSHP), the ministry of higher education and scientific research (MESRS), the ministry of economics and finance (MEF), the PAC-CI...
visuel CP agroforesterie
When ecosystem services rendered by trees compete with each other
Agroforestry parks are emblematic of sub-Saharan Africa, and are an integral part of African agricultural landscapes. The trees provide a range of ecosystem services to the farmers who keep them, and to the crops with which they share agricultural plots. However, those services sometimes enter into...
Views of the Table Mountain, Cape Town

02/12/22

Valérie Verdier, CEO of the IRD, at the World Science Forum in South Africa

The World Science Forum is one of the most important scientific gatherings in the world. In 2022, the Forum took place in Cape Town, South Africa, from December 6 to 9, under the theme "Science for Social Justice". Valérie Verdier, CEO of the IRD, attended it and spoke in a joint session with UNESCO...

Etudiants du Lycée français Jules Verne à l'exposition The Bolt's Farm

25/11/22

The French Scientific Fair in South Africa

As part of the International French Scientific Fair (Fête de la Science), 57 students from the Lycée français Jules Verne spent a morning at the Ditsong Museum of Natural History, visiting the interactive exhibition "The Fossil World of Bolt's Farm: from field to exhibition", which traces human...

CCRS Djibouti

23/10/22 - 26/10/22

IRD at the Research and Climate Change Summit 2022 and launch of the RROEC

Just two weeks ahead of the COP 27, IRD joined several French, Djiboutian and East African presidential, ministerial and embassy delegations to inaugurate the Regional Research Observatory on the Environment and Climate (RROEC) for East Africa on October 23, 2022 in Djibouti. This launch took place...

Participants in the CROCO Summer School

17/10/22 - 28/10/22

CROCO Summer School : training on the Coastal and Regional Ocean Community model

The GdRI-South CROCO-South, which is part of the IRN project CROCO, organised from October 17 to 28 its first Summer School in Cape Town, South Africa, one of its partner countries.

Vue du ciel

10/10/22 - 15/10/22

IRD at the 12th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium

The 12 Scientific Symposium of the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) took place from October 10 to 15, 2022 in Gqeberha, South Africa. Several IRD scientists and many of the Institute's partners came to participate, attend, or speak at the seminar.

Elephants

09/10/22

[Researcher's profile] Marion Valeix - The large African mammals whisperer

Marion Valeix is an Ecologist, a childhood dream come true, even though she was often told as a child that there was no such profession. She also persevered when, on the field, she was chased by lions, stepped on by an elephant, trampled by a hyena, robbed of a blanket by another, and almost spat on...

Thon rouge (Thunnus thynnus)

20/09/22

Eating tuna: yes, provided that natural stocks are better managed

The Indian Ocean tuna fishery is based on three species whose populations have been under increasing pressure for 30 years. In order to ensure that this fishery remains sustainable, scientists - including those of the UMR MARBEC - have evaluated the current knowledge on these species to identify...

Délégation botswanaise au Muséum de Toulouse

30/07/22

Botswana archaeological delegation in Toulouse: seminar and field visits

From June 5-12 a delegation from the Botswana National Museum visited its French research partners in Toulouse and discussed archaeology, heritage, conservation, and Franco-Botswanese scientific collaboration.

Forêts humides - IRD le Mag'

20/06/22 - 24/06/22

Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2022 : IRD and CNRS are showing up!

The Sustainable Research and Innovation Congress took place on 20-24 June, 2022 remotely and in-person at Future Africa, the campus of the University of Pretoria, in South Africa.

MARECO, Marvel Junior Academy, Mombasa

07/06/22 - 12/06/22

IRD is taking action for the Ocean Week in Kenya

The Ocean Week in Kenya is organized by the Alliance française of Mombasa from June 7 to 12, 2022. In this context, three actions are planned by IRD: an awareness activity on coral reefs with the participatory tool MARECO in 3 schools of Mombasa, the participation of an IRD scientist in a debate on...

Nettoyage du poisson, Ethiopie

03/06/22

Gender Studies Seminar Series in East Africa

The Institute of Ethiopian Studies of Addis-Ababa University (IES-AAU), IRD and the French Center for Ethiopian Studies (CFEE) have organized a series of gender studies seminars since 2021 and recently, on June 3, 2022, a workshop. These activities are conducted by a group of researchers led by...

Africités

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...

Signataires du FSPI santé HepWek

11/05/22

Signature of agreements for the FSPI Health HepWek in Kenya

On May 11, 2022, two agreements were signed between the French Embassy in Kenya and Somalia, IRD and the National Research Foundation, marking the launch of the HepWek Health FSPI - Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Western Kenya: risk factors, early diagnosis and surgical treatment.

Navire Marion Dufresne

14/04/22

The RESILIENCE cruise aboard the Marion Dufresne

The RESILIENCE oceanographic cruise will take place in the Indian Ocean from April 19 to May 24, 2022.

Carnet

11/04/22

Scientific writing training course in Mozambique and Madagascar

This training was held from April 11-15, 2022 jointly in Marracuene, Mozambique and in Antananarivo, Madagascar at the CNRE office.

Discours d'ouverture de M l'ambassadeur Laurent Chevallier

20/03/22

French language and Francophonie week in Zimbabwe: involvement of IRD

From March 15 to 19, Zimbabwe celebrated the 27th edition of the French language and Francophonie week organized by the various actors of the French network in the country.

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.