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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...

Asian vegan and vegetarian cuisine with many hot and spicy dishes

12/09/22

A food contest to raise environmental awareness

As part of a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of protecting human and animal welfare, as well as conserving the environment, the European Union (EU) Representation in Laos collaborated with the Lao government to organize the One Health Fair last weekend.

Délégation botswanaise au Muséum de Toulouse

30/07/22

Botswana archaeological delegation in Toulouse: seminar and field visits

From June 5-12 a delegation from the Botswana National Museum visited its French research partners in Toulouse and discussed archaeology, heritage, conservation, and Franco-Botswanese scientific collaboration.

Formation projet Rocket

14/07/22

First training of the Rocket project

In the frame of the ROCKET project (Research on Crickets), we organized a first training in July in the village of Tinkham, which is situated at about 4 km from the Cricket Lao farm.

Buffles dans un point d’eau en forêt - Buffarm project

28/06/22

Field missions to Nan in the framework of the Buffarm project

During its last two missions from 20 to 26 May and from 2 to 10 June 2022, the Buffarm project team collected ethnological, botanical and environmental data on various components of the buffalo farming system from the Lua community in the village of Ban Huai Phan (Chieng Klang district, Nan Province...

Forêts humides - IRD le Mag'

20/06/22 - 24/06/22

Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2022 : IRD and CNRS are showing up!

The Sustainable Research and Innovation Congress took place on 20-24 June, 2022 remotely and in-person at Future Africa, the campus of the University of Pretoria, in South Africa.

Tri de graines de Sacha Inchi

16/06/22

NUTRILAO: a sustainable development project supported by the Fond d'Innovation pour le Développement (FID)

The Development Innovation Fund (DIF) will support the pilot phase of the NutriLao project.

bandeau offre emplois

16/06/22 - 15/09/22

Tenure Track Junior Professorship : "Migration, Borders and International Circulation: Controlling Mobility and Reconfiguring the Migration Issue in the World"

♦ Chair attached to URMIS Migration and Society Research Unit, Nice, Université Côte d’Azur Contact : urmis-concours@listes.univ-cotedazur.fr ♦ Planned tenured position as IRD Research Director after a 5-year contract ♦ Key words: Border studies - Borders - Obstacles - Encampment -M igration control...

Nettoyage du poisson, Ethiopie

03/06/22

Gender Studies Seminar Series in East Africa

The Institute of Ethiopian Studies of Addis-Ababa University (IES-AAU), IRD and the French Center for Ethiopian Studies (CFEE) have organized a series of gender studies seminars since 2021 and recently, on June 3, 2022, a workshop. These activities are conducted by a group of researchers led by...

French Ambassador, Mrs. Siv-Leng Chhuor, accompanied by the Vice-Governor of Phongsaly province launches the IAMLao project in Bounneua

30/05/22

IRD joins a project to fight against child malnutrition

This week, a project against child malnutrition was launched by UNICEF, the World Food Programme, the Lao Ministry of Health and IRD, and financed by the French government. Researchers from the IRD will bring their expertise on the subject.

Cinéma Nang Lit, ville de Khaysone Phomvihane (Savannakhet)
"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.
Africités

17/05/22 - 21/05/22

9th Africities Summit in Kenya

Africities is a Pan Africa conference that brings together the leadership of cities and sub national governments and their associations for the advancement of decentralization and local governance aimed at improving the living standards of the citizens. Africities Summits take place every 3 years...

Visite USSH
Visit to the Department of Anthropology of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH)
Edmond Dounias, IRD representative for Vietnam and the Philippines, and Nguyen Cong Thanh, scientific cooperation officer at IRD Vietnam, were received at the Anthropology Department of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH) by Nguyen Van Suu, Director of the Anthropology Department...
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.

Salle de l'exposition Matrimoine au Centre culturel de la jeunesse de Luang Prabang

07/04/22

The "Matrimony" exhibition was presented in Luang Prabang

On 31 March and 1 April, the photographic exhibition "Matromony" was held at the Luang Prabang Children’s Cultural Centre. This event was very popular with the public, thanks to the series of augmented reality photographs.

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...

Repas d'une famille laotienne

29/03/22

A survey to help fight malnutrition

While malnutrition still affects many children in Laos, the government has decided to act. It wants to make therapeutic food products adapted to the tastes of Lao children. In this context, two doctors assigned by the UMR QualiSud and the IRD in Laos are going to carry out a field survey to...

Repas d'une famille laotienne

29/03/22

A survey to help fight malnutrition

While malnutrition still affects many children in Laos, the government has decided to act. It wants to make therapeutic food products adapted to the tastes of Lao children. In this context, two doctors assigned by the UMR QualiSud and the IRD in Laos are going to carry out a field survey to...

visuel lancement revue GA

10/03/22

A multidisciplinary and multilingual journal addressing the future of the African continent in response to global challenges

The members of the Global Africa consortium – University Gaston Berger in Saint-Louis (UGB, Senegal), National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD, France), the Laboratoire d'études et de recherche sur les dynamiques sociales et le développement local (LASDEL, Benin/Niger) and...

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".