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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.

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...

Vue depuis NMU, campus de George

17/09/21

French – South African cooperation to advance Sustainability Science

On Thursday 16, the French Delegation visited Nelson Mandela University at George Campus to discuss the opportunities and existing tools of the French – South African collaboration to foster sustainable science.

Elevage de grillons au Laos

19/08/21

No skipping meals with crickets!

Creation of an international consortium to empower women in extreme poverty in Laos through sustainable, low-cost, high-tech production of edible crickets.

Brad Pit cartographie du site

07/07/21

Dominique Gommery (CNRS) and Nonhlanhla Vilakazi (UJ), recipients of the grant “Tremplin”: HOMEN, a remarkable long-term partnership

On April 13, 2021 Dominique Gommery (CNRS), Senior Scientist, and Dr. Nonhlanhla Vilakazi (University of Johannesburg) received the French-African bilateral cooperation research grant “Tremplin”. On this occasion, the CNRS has wished to highlight the remarkable long-term partnership between both...

Enquête de terrain sur le comportement alimentaire des éléphants apprivoisés

04/06/21

OHSEA: « One Health in Practice in Southeast Asia »

The steering committee of the OHSEA project "One Health in Practice in Southeast Asia" was held in May 2021.

Road-related deforestation in West Papua

14/05/21

PREZODE Regional Workshop with Asian partners

The PREZODE “ PREventing ZOonotic Disease Emergence” initiative, launched by France with the support of EU, aims to prevent emerging pandemic risks from animals while ensuring food security and livelihood for the poorest communities, and strengthening cooperation within and between several regions...

Aerial view of Saint-Louis, Senegal

01/04/21

Announcing the launch of Global Africa, a new african academic journal

The Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis in Senegal (UGB) announced the launch of Global Africa in Dakar. This international and interdisciplinary academic journal is part of a wider effort to promote African research, with €1.5 million of support from the Agence française de développement (AFD)...

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.

Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2021

22/03/21 - 24/03/21

Urgently tackling environmental issues: a series of events to address policy-makers in South-East Asia

From March 22 to 24, IRD researchers will be speaking at several side events held alongside the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2021 (APFSD) to urge decision-makers in Southeast Asia to tackle without delay the environmental problems that threaten our future and that of our children.

Call for projects.

31/01/21

CNRS call - International Research Projects in Humanities and Social Sciences

The 2021 International Research Project call launched by the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences is open until 9 April 2021.

3e session GEMMES

17/12/20

GEMMES VN Webinar/seminar series - 3rd session

After the success of the two sessions of the GEMMES VN webinar series in the last two weeks, we are pleased to invite you to attend the 3rd session this coming Thursday, which will deal with the macroeconomic impacts of climate change as well as present a dynamic platform on future climate scenarios...

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.

Moustique anophèle pouvant être vecteur du paludisme

26/11/20

Malaria elimination in India at the heart of a new book

Malaria elimination is on everyone's lips. In light of the achievements of recent years, scientists hope to eradicate malaria worldwide by 2050. An ambitious but not unattainable mission, as Dr Vas Dev demonstrates in his latest book entitled "Vector Biology and Control - An update for malaria...

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.

Colobathristide bug (ordered Heteroptera), Pilchicocha (Ecuador).

21/09/20

Solving global challenges using insect research

IRD researchers and their partners have published a special issue in the Current Opinion in Insect Science journal. Using an interdisciplinary approach and based on examples from international research, they explain how insects can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)...

Daily life in Madagascar.

07/09/20

Scientific stopovers on the coastline of the Indian Ocean

Imagine yourself travelling along the coasts of the Western Indian Ocean… From the Cape of Good Hope to Zanzibar, via the long beaches of Mozambique and the Reunion Island idyllic lagoons, to the mangroves of Madagascar, Tanzania and Kenya. These shores do not only inspire tourists forced into...

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.

Nuage de fumée illustrant la pollution atmosphérique

17/07/20

New grant for a study on transboundary haze pollution and BRI in Southeast Asia

The Henry Luce Foundation Initiative for Southeast Asia, has awarded a four-year research grant to a team led by University of Hawai’i and IRD to study transboundary air pollution and the socio-ecological Impact of China’s BeltRoad Initiative in the Mekong Sub-Region. This grant complements the...