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Cinéma Nang Lit, ville de Khaysone Phomvihane (Savannakhet)

17/05/22

"Heritage Buildings in Laos": First photo exhibition of the VIENGMO project

For the first time, Lao Modernist Architectural Heritage was highlighted in the photographic exhibition "Heritage Buildings in Laos" presented at the Living Library on 7 and 8 May 2022 by the European Union and the Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.

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".

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.

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...

Sustainable tourism in the Indian Ocean

27/09/21

World Tourism Day: Sustainable tourism as an economic and environmental driver in the Indian Ocean

On the occasion of World Tourism Day, celebrated each year on September 27th, countries and territories participating in the Indian Ocean Blue Year in 2021-2022 reaffirm their commitment to sustainable tourism, with the aim of reconciling economic and social development with the protection of the...

Année bleue de l'OI

12/07/21

IRD supports the accountable Blue Economy in the Indian Ocean

In parallel with the Indian Ocean Blue Economy Day on July 17, 2021, IRD is participating in the Indian Ocean Blue Year 2021-2022 and is deploying a research program in favor of a responsible blue economy in Comoros, Kenya, Mozambique, Madagascar and Seychelles. The study focuses on the development...

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.

Illustration de la Conférence Composing worlds with elephants

09/12/20

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.

Villageoise montrant une tectite trouvée au Laos

18/11/20

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...

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.

Landscape on the Mozambican coast.

[Project] ITANGO-MOZ - Innovative Tools and Approaches for Natural Resource Governance in Mozambique

Young team associated with IRD (JEAI) January 2020 – December 2022 Mozambique

Exposition Insectes

Insects to the planet’s rescue

Fascinating, insignificant, repulsive, awesome – whatever your view on them, insects are everywhere and essential! Some 400 million years of evolution have resulted in an incredible diversity of insects and they can be found in every corner of the world, even at the poles and in the oceans.

River in Zimbabwe.

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

2018 - March 2022 Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe

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

January 2019 - January 2022 Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

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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.

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.

Ours à lunettes

Oases in the Andes Mountains Tops

The Tropical Andes Highlands extend from Ecuador to Bolivia at an altitude of 4.000 metres. They are home to wetlands where Man and nature have been interacting for centuries. These genuine oases for biodiversity are home to populations that breed llamas and alpacas. These valuable ecosystems also...

Paysage corallien de Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée

Journey to the heart of the coral reefs

While celebrating the beauty of the coral reefs with wonderful photos, the exhibition highlights their essential place in the marine environment and for the development of the populations that depend on them.