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[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!
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...
[Project] CROCO - Coastal and Regional Ocean COmmunity model
International Research Group – South February 2021 – February 2024 South Africa, Mozambique, Colombia, Chili, Côte d’Ivoire, Mexico, Peru, Senegal, Tunisia, Vietnam
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.
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.
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.
[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.
GEMMES VN Webinar/seminar series - 4th session
After the success of the three sessions of the GEMMES VN webinar series in December 2020, we are pleased to invite you to attend the 4th session this coming Thursday, which will deal with adaptation policies, climate change governance and local responses to climate hazards in order to provide...
Rena Tri Hernawati received the Tony Whitten Conservation Award in 2020
Rena Tri Hernawati is among the five scholars who received the Tony Whitten Conservation Award in 2020 on 21st December 2020. This year’s awards, worth £2000 each, have been made to five conservationists and field biologists from East and South-east Asia, all of whom are under 35 years old and doing...
Giving journalists means to alert the population and policy-makers to mangrove conservation
On December 15th, Kenyan journalists were invited to a thematic workshop on mangrove conservation and resilience in order to better apprehend this complex ecosystem.
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.
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.
icipe 50th anniversary: “a science that serves both the academic world and civil societies”
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), one of the long-standing partners of IRD in Kenya and East Africa, celebrated its 50th anniversary in November 2020. Valérie Verdier, IRD CEO, congratulated this excellent scientific institute.
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...
IRD celebrates Thailand National Science and Technology Fair 2020
IRD, alongside Cirad and the French Embassy in Thailand, took part together in the National Science and Technology Fair in Bangkok. Organised by the National Science Museum (NSM), this event attracts more than a million visitors every year from all over the kingdom to discover the latest advances...
Malaria elimination in India at the heart of a new book
Malaria elimination is on everyone's lips. In light of the achievements of recent years, scientists hope to eradicate malaria worldwide by 2050. An ambitious but not unattainable mission, as Dr Vas Dev demonstrates in his latest book entitled "Vector Biology and Control - An update for malaria...
Laotian tektites reveal the recording of a giant impact at very high pressure
800,000 years ago, the impact of a large asteroid in Indochina projected a large quantity of drop-shaped or teardrop-shaped fragments of glassy rocks, known as tektites, resulting from the continental surface fusion throughout Southeast Asia and as far as Antarctica. A particular type of tektite...
Claire Médard, geographer, settles in Eldoret
The city located on the highlands around the Rift Valley, hosts the Moi University, where Claire Médard, an IRD specialist in the region, has recently been assigned.