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Vegetable farm in Maputo outskirts.

03/05/20

[Meet a scientist] Dinis Juizo: Making sure that water flows under every bridge

Spread along the Mozambican channel and crossed by 9 major cross-border rivers, Mozambique and its 30 million inhabitants have to share the limited fresh water resources they are offered. Dinis Juizo is a civil engineer, specialised in hydrology and water resources management at the Eduardo Mondlane...

Gov4Nano project.

30/04/20

South Africa leads the dynamic African cooperation with European research

The European Union H2020 Programme is coming to an end with not less than €80 billion dedicated to research and innovation over the last 7 years. The new framework programme, Horizon Europe, will follow from 2021 to 2027.

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.

Buoy on the deck.

19/03/20

[Meet a scientist] Pierrick Penven, the ocean at heart

Pierrick Penven and South Africa share a long history. The scientist has been studying the currents bordering the country for more than 20 years. We met him during his last visit in Cape Town, at the crossing of three oceans.

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...

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.

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.