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Testing water salinity levels with the students from the Lycée français

20/10/21

Festival do Estuario in Mozambique: a science - society meeting by the Incomati river

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.

Laboratory

09/07/21

South African-French research cooperation fostering scientific excellence with bipartite agreement between the CNRS and Wits

South African-French research cooperation has brought scientific excellence a step further with the signing of a leading-edge bipartite agreement.

Brad Pit cartographie du site

07/07/21

Dominique Gommery (CNRS) and Nonhlanhla Vilakazi (UJ), recipients of the grant “Tremplin”: HOMEN, a remarkable long-term partnership

On April 13, 2021 Dominique Gommery (CNRS), Senior Scientist, and Dr. Nonhlanhla Vilakazi (University of Johannesburg) received the French-African bilateral cooperation research grant “Tremplin”. On this occasion, the CNRS has wished to highlight the remarkable long-term partnership between both...

Littoral

01/06/21

Launch of the DiDEM program: « Kick off » and CoPIL events

The DiDEM program (Dialogue Science-Decision Makers for Integrated Management of Coastal and Marine Environments) has been initiated in July 2020 and covers zones in the Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles and Tanzania. DiDEM has officially launched with two events on May...

Marine tilapia farm in Kenya.

28/04/21

Webinar - Towards sustainable marine aquaculture in Africa

The AfriMAQUA research network organises a webinar on marine aquaculture in Tanzania, Namibia and Kenya. Join the event online!

Lazarus Kgasi

29/03/21

SciChat #3 - Meet Lazarus Kgasi, palaeontologist

For this third interview with IRD and CNRS researchers and partners in the region, we met Lazarus Kgasi, a palaeontologist.

Affiche

22/03/21

Watch again: francophone science in Zimbabwe

The IRD and its partners participated in the French language week in Harare, via an online conference on French-speaking research carried out in Zimbabwe.

Affiche

10/03/21

Join the Harare French language week online!

The IRD is participating in the French language week organized by the Francophonie stakeholders in Harare, via an online conference on 19 March.

Veterinary training aiming at improving the animal disease surveillance system. Susan Katsande, veterinary trainer.

04/03/21

[Video] Immersion in the fight against zoonotic and animal diseases in Zimbabwe

Scientists from IRD, CIRAD and the University of Zimbabwe set up training courses and research projects to strengthen the country's autonomy in the face of animal and zoonotic diseases, via the CAZCOM project. Meet them in the field, in this video!

An aquaculture farm cage during feeding.

19/02/21

Enhancing sustainable marine aquaculture practices via a strong South African-French partnership

On 19 February, H.E. Aurélien Lechevallier, Ambassador of France to South Africa, visited the Marine Research Aquarium in Cape Town, a key place for the South African – French partnership in aquaculture research. He met with researchers and praised their efforts to ensure sustainable aquaculture...

South African and French researchers collaborating on a scientific project.

01/02/21

4 facts on the NRF partnership with the French Research institutes

The IRD, the CNRS and CIRAD, three French public research organisations working together in a joint office in Pretoria, just renewed their agreement with the South African National Research Foundation.

Call for projects.

31/01/21

CNRS call - International Research Projects in Humanities and Social Sciences

The 2021 International Research Project call launched by the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences is open until 9 April 2021.

Etudiant University of Western Cape

31/01/21

Wits and CNRS expand partnership with a joint PhD programme

The University of the Witwatersrand launches a joint call for PhD scholarships together with the French leading research organisation, giving the opportunity for students to conduct their research in both South Africa and France.

Brett Macey

20/01/21

[Video] SciChat #2 - Meet Brett Macey

For this second video with IRD and CNRS researchers and partners in the region, we met Brett Macey, an aquaculture specialist.

Call for projects.

18/12/20

CNRS call - Support Action for collaborations with Sub-Saharan Africa

In the framework of its African roadmap, the CNRS launches a call for supporting collaboration projects between CNRS research units and research organisations from Sub-Saharan Africa.

Soil study in South Africa.

04/12/20

Farmers and soils: two allies for climate change mitigation

Did you know that the soils we walk on every day are one of the key levers in the fight against climate change? Isn’t that surprising? As part of the celebrations of World Soil Day, seize the opportunity to follow IRD specialists in East Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean, as they study...

Déchets plastiques sur une plage.

17/11/20

Maputo: Panel discussion on circular economy and waste management

IRD participates in the Environment week "Terra Nossa" organized by French actors in Mozambique. A great event you cannot miss if you are in Maputo!

Bat.

16/11/20

Sustainable and reliable tools to control zoonotic diseases in Zimbabwe

Following the upgrading of a biomolecular lab thanks to the CAZCOM project, the launch of the PACMAN project strengthens the autonomy of Zimbabwe to control animal and zoonotic diseases.