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Laboratory work on emerging diseases.

09/07/20

Regional focus: Infectious diseases in the centre of the scientists’ target

Their names are Florian, Muriel, Andres, Veerle, Louis-Clément... Each morning, a community of IRD researchers working in Southern, Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean wakes up with a simple idea in mind: fighting communicable diseases having significant effects among the region’s populations.

Call for projects.

25/06/20 - 23/09/20

CNRS Call - International Emerging Action

The CNRS launched its annual call for the creation of International Emerging Actions, one of its international collaboration tools.

Virus Covid-19

20/06/20

Covid-19: our partners at the forefront of the fight - Zimbabwe

Numerous scientific partners of IRD, in France and in the countries of the Global South, are at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic, through actions of research, in the field and in support of public decision. Meet Prof. Pfukenyi, from the University of Zimbabwe.

Call for projects.

09/06/20 - 07/07/20

CNRS INSB call - International Research Projects and Networks

The 2020 call for the creation or renewal of International Research Projects (IRP) or International Research Network (IRN) in the field of biological sciences is open until July 7, 2020.

The CAZCOM project studies bats among other animals.

08/06/20

Zimbabwe: Research carries on, from laboratory to remote working

Florian Liégeois, an IRD virologist, has been hosted by the University of Zimbabwe, in Harare, for the past few months. The country having implemented lockdown regulations since last April, he and his partners needed a new organisation so that their research on coronaviruses continues.

Bat.

22/05/20

Covid-19: improving knowledge on coronaviruses carried by bats to protect human populations

IRD, Cirad and the University of Zimbabwe, long-standing research partners in animal and zoonotic diseases, launched a new project on the genetic diversity of coronaviruses found in Zimbabwean bats.

The Unamat forest in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios department, Peru.

14/04/20

Safeguarding biodiversity is essential to prevent the next COVID-19

Experts share their insights on the link between biodiversity loss and emerging infectious diseases.

Coronavirus

23/03/20

Covid-19 : expertise and IRD's partnership against the pandemic

The experience of IRD researchers in intertropical zones provides valuable lessons in terms of pandemic analysis, epidemiology, treatment and public health policy orientation.

Water point in the Hwange national park, Zimbabwe.

[Project] HUM-ANI - Contacts among animals and humans and infectious risk

HUM-ANI - Contacts among wildlife, livestock & human in Africa and Infectious Risk

African elephant walking across a river in the Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe.

[Project] TEMPO - Remote sensing and spatial modelling of animal mobility

January 2018 – January 2021 Zimbabwe

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Presentation of IRD, CNRS and Cirad in Southern Africa

Since 2011, the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) have a joint office located in Pretoria, at the Innovation Hub. The French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (Cirad) joined this...

Delphine Thibault donnant une formation sur les planctons en Afrique du Sud.

Training and capacity building in Southern Africa

Guided by the twofold conviction that scientific research can offer solutions to development issues, and that development can be brought about by reinforcing scientific communities in the South, IRD makes a point of including capacity-building actions in the projects it undertakes. It also develops...

Vibration tests

Partnership in Southern Africa

In order to conduct their research, the IRD, the CNRS and Cirad cooperate with numerous research organisations and universities in Southern Africa and promote the creation of long-term partnership tools.

Teenagers experimenting science at the French School in Johannesburg.

Innovation and scientific culture in Southern Africa

Let’s disseminate science! The IRD-CNRS-CIRAD joint office in Southern Africa organizes several scientific culture events each year. Their objective is simple: bringing science to all and create dialogue between society and scientists.

Young marked female impala in Hwange National Park.

[Project] Hwange Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research site

May 2011 - December 2021 Zimbabwe

The CAZCOM project studies bats among other animals.

[Project] CAZCOM - Control of animal and zoonotic diseases

FSPI CAZCOM - Improving the CApacities of Zimbabwe for the COntrol of animal and zoonotic diseases

HOMEN researchers excavating Bolt's Farm, near Johannesburg.

Research in Southern Africa

Research projects are defined and carried out jointly by the researchers and their counterparts in Southern Africa.

Resting rhinoceros, in South Africa.

[Project] REPOS - Animal resting in anthropized landscapes: disturbances and behavioural responses using biologging

July 2020 – December 2023 South Africa, Zimbabwe

Water point in the Hwange national park, Zimbabwe.

[Project] LANDTHIRST - The landscapes of thirst: behavioural adjustments to face water scarcity in a changing climate

September 2016 - September 2020 South Africa, Zimbabwe

River in Zimbabwe.

[Project] ProSuLi – ProSuLi – Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods in TransFrontier Conservation Areas

2018-2021 Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe