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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...

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.

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...

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.

visuel lancement revue GA

10/03/22

A multidisciplinary and multilingual journal addressing the future of the African continent in response to global challenges

The members of the Global Africa consortium – University Gaston Berger in Saint-Louis (UGB, Senegal), National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD, France), the Laboratoire d'études et de recherche sur les dynamiques sociales et le développement local (LASDEL, Benin/Niger) and...

Angelique Lazarus observant un nid de Républicains sociaux (Social Weavers)

08/03/22

[Vidéo] #SciChat 4 - Meet Angelique Lazarus

#SciChat is a mini interview-series on the African counterparts of our IRD, CNRS or Cirad French scientists leading research in the region (Southern Africa, East Africa and the Indian Ocean). For this fourth video and on the occasion of International Women's Day (March 8), we chatted with Angelique...

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.

Jean-Marc Dubost enquête sur le terrain à Elephant Conservation Center

15/02/22

PhD defense on self-medication of animals and traditional medicine

On Friday 18 February, Jean-Marc Dubost, PhD student in Eco-anthropology, will defend his thesis at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris. This thesis has been realized thanks to a 12 months field study in Laos.

Proteas

14/02/22

New researchers appointments in Southern Africa

Our joint office is pleased to welcome three researchers in the region: Virginie Rougeron and Franck Prugnolle posted at IRL REHABS, and Isabelle Robene at the University of Stellenbosch.

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.

Remise d'un kit d'échantillonnage des sols IRD au Laos

31/01/22

Handing over of equipment to DALaM and MouNoy Dev

Thanks to its close partnerships with Laotian structures, IRD is providing equipment to the DALaM research centre and to the MouNoy Dev strat-up.

Chercheurs réalisant un échantillonnage d'eau et de sédiments au Laos

20/01/22

Creation of six new research programs in Laos

In 2022, IRD is supporting the creation of five new research structures with activities in Laos. These research and training programs have various modes of operation and over a wide range of disciplinary fields (health, ecology, biology, geology, land use planning).

Installation d’un pluviographe sur fortes pentes (45%). Formation in situ des partenaires et étudiants. Na Noï district, Province de Nan, Nord Thailande. Projet : Soil Erosion in Agricultural Watershed (JEAI SEAWEED)

18/01/22

Creation of three new research programs in Thailand

In 2022, IRD is supporting the creation of three new research structures with activities in Thailand. These research programs have various modes of operation and cover a wide range of disciplines from geology to epidemiology.

Plastic Debris pollution plastique

18/01/22

Plastic marine debris in the nets of IRD, AFD and partners in Indonesia, and presentation of GDRI-South PASSPORT-2C

Plastic debris accumulated at sea represent a growing concern because of their potential impact on marine and coastal ecosystems. Where are such wastes concentrated? Which areas are most affected by the accumulation of macroplastics? What are the impacts of this pollution and related additives that...

couverture pollution

14/01/22 - 02/03/22

Exhibition “Plastic: Pollution and solution”

The documentary exhibition "Plastics: pollution and solutions" will tell us about the life of plastic from the place of production to the place of consumption in daily life, until it is dispersed in soil and water environments. Although addressing the situation in Vietnam but not limited to a...

Koh Talabeng, Krabi, Thailand

22/12/21

Lanta Bay Project: A new look at the maritime heritage history of Lanta Bay

After the discovery of archaeological remains last March, an interdisciplinary French-Thai scientific team carried out a campaign of excavation, surveys and interviews from 28 November to 14 December 2021. This expedition allowed for a more in-depth study of the sites previously identified in the...

Exposition photographique sur le thème "Vivre avec / Live with it" à l’Institut Français du Laos

10/12/21

A photographic exhibition on the topic "Vivre avec / Live with it" at the French Institute of Laos

The photographic exhibition features choreography by actors and dancers who artistically interpret IRD's ethnographic work on the everyday lives of people living with HIV in Laos.

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.