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Etudiants du Lycée français Jules Verne à l'exposition The Bolt's Farm

25/11/22

The French Scientific Fair in South Africa

As part of the International French Scientific Fair (Fête de la Science), 57 students from the Lycée français Jules Verne spent a morning at the Ditsong Museum of Natural History, visiting the interactive exhibition "The Fossil World of Bolt's Farm: from field to exhibition", which traces human...

Visuel invitation presse Conf de presse

03/11/22

IRD Press Conference "Tackling climate change and biodiversity loss: Solutions are also in the Global South"

After an unprecedented hot summer in Europe, and as a prelude to COP27 Climate and COP15 Biodiversity, IRD scientists and their partners from Burkina Faso and Senegal are coming together for a hybrid press conference organized by IRD on 3 November 2022. They will present science-based solutions that...

BCOMING

03/10/22

BCOMING : protect biodiversity to avoid epidemic outbreaks

Human activity has reshaped natural habitats resulting in the biggest threat to biodiversity to date. Its destruction facilitates the transmission of zoonotic diseases, hence given all the changes our society has faced in the last couple of years due to the COVID‐19 pandemic and with a view to the...

Textile factory on the outskirts of Vientiane where many young migrant women from the northern provinces of Laos come to work

22/04/22

A scientific paper on social and social changes related to the feminisation of migration in Laos

This new scientific article published in the journal Espace populations sociétés addresses issues related to the impacts of the ever-increasing mobility of women in Laos. It focuses on the intergenerational dynamics, the effect on family structures and relationships.

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...

Mise à feu des essarts en zone montagneuse, Laos

09/03/22

Black Carbon Webinar

On Friday 11 March, from 09:00 to 11:00 (French time), the third CoSavez-vous? scientific seminar will be held on the theme "Black Carbon: the dark side of human activity".

Participants à l'atelier de cartographie au Mozambique

30/09/21

Mapping together the Western Indian Ocean deltas: a workshop organised by the GDRI-Sud Deltas and the DiDEM program

From 30 September to 4 October 2021, a delta-mapping workshop is being held simultaneously in Macaneta (Mozambique), Tananarive (Madagascar) and online. 25 participants from the 4 countries are trained to use Google Earth Engine and QGIS.

Baie de Koh Lanta

26/03/21

New archaeological sites discovered in Koh Lanta Bay

During its latest survey mission in Koh Lanta Bay from 6 to 13 March 2021, the French archaeological mission in Thailand-Burma Peninsula uncovered new archaeological sites containing remains and paintings from thousands of years ago.

On the way to Eldoret, crossing the East African rift.

18/11/20

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.

Voici l’objectif proposé par un nouveau projet de l’IRD au Laos financé par le Fonds Canadiens d’Initiatives Locales et conduit par l'anthropologue Pascale Hancart Petitet, en collaboration avec Thiane Khamvongsa, artiste et directrice de la Compagnie Les Bêtes sur La Lune, et la troupe de danse FangLao.   Pour mettre en scène les parcours de vie des femmes migrantes, la troupe s'est appuyée sur des entretiens ethnographiques conduits par des représentants d'associations de personnes vivant avec le VIH au L

24/08/20

A performance mixing science and dance highlights the vulnerability of migrant women in Laos

Raising awareness among decision-makers and the general public about social and health vulnerabilities of migrant women in Laos through the diffusion of the artistic performance "Live With it" built on scientific data.

Pirogue in Madagascar.

[Project] DELTAS - Environmental and social dynamics of Indian Ocean deltas

Groupement International de Recherche-Sud (GDRI-Sud) January 2019 – January 2022 Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania

The "door of no return" in memory of the slavery period in Ouidah, Benin.

[Project] SLAFNET - Slavery in Africa: a dialogue between Europe and Africa

July 2017 – July 2020 Kenya, Africa, Europe

rails

[Project] SALMEA - Self-Accomplishment and Local Moralities in East Africa

January 2019 - January 2022 Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

River in Zimbabwe.

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

2018 - March 2022 Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Mangrove trees.

Research in Kenya and East Africa

Research projects and programs are defined and carried out jointly by IRD researchers and their East African counterparts.

Fleuve Amazone

Rivers, Climate and People

Earth’s major rivers are essential to development due to their resources and transportation potential.

Vignette désertification

Desertification, A Challenge for Science

Desertification is a result of land degradation, mainly caused by human activity, in dry areas of the planet. Climate change amplifies the negative effects of these activities on soils and vegetation.

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Societies

Understanding the contemporary societies in the tropical and Mediterranean regions by fomenting analysis of their underlying dynamics: This is the main goal for researchers working on the topic of Populations.

Student training at the University of Western Cape, South Africa.

Research in Southern Africa

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