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MARECO, Marvel Junior Academy, Mombasa

07/06/22 - 12/06/22

IRD is taking action for the Ocean Week in Kenya

The Ocean Week in Kenya is organized by the Alliance française of Mombasa from June 7 to 12, 2022. In this context, three actions are planned by IRD: an awareness activity on coral reefs with the participatory tool MARECO in 3 schools of Mombasa, the participation of an IRD scientist in a debate on...

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...

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...

Signataires du FSPI santé HepWek

11/05/22

Signature of agreements for the FSPI Health HepWek in Kenya

On May 11, 2022, two agreements were signed between the French Embassy in Kenya and Somalia, IRD and the National Research Foundation, marking the launch of the HepWek Health FSPI - Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Western Kenya: risk factors, early diagnosis and surgical treatment.

UCA delegation to Kenya

11/11/21

Signature of a cooperation agreement initiated by IRD between UCA and the CUEA in Kenya

From October 13-15, 2021 Jeanick Brisswalter, President of the University of Côte d'Azur and Marie-Pierre Ballarin, Vice-President Southern Politics, went to Nairobi, Kenya to sign a cooperation agreement with the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. This new collaboration enables the University...

Watamu Mangrove

19/10/21

Project Mikoko: Kenyan scientists visit French partners in Montpellier

As the FSPI Mikoko on conservation and rehabilitation of the Kenyan mangroves is coming to an end (IRD-Cirad-Kenya Forest Service, coordination D. Williamson - J. Prosperi - J. Mwang'ombe), 3 young Kenyan scientists visited their partners in Montpellier (UMRs Espace-Dev and AMAP) and at Aix...

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...

Littoral

01/06/21

Launch of the DiDEM program: « Kick off » and CoPIL events

The DiDEM program (Dialogue Science-Decision Makers for Integrated Management of Coastal and Marine Environments) has been initiated in July 2020 and covers zones in the Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles and Tanzania. DiDEM has officially launched with two events on May...

Mangroves Kenya

28/05/21

Project Mikoko: final workshop and launch of the participative digital platform

On May 26, 2021 the IRD, CIRAD and KFS organized the last workshop of the project Mikoko entitled “Mangrove, a flagship socio-ecosystem for the blue economy” taking place at the Neptune Hotel, DIani, Kenya. On May 27, a mangroves tour at Gazi Bay was also organized.

Marine tilapia farm in Kenya.

28/04/21

Webinar - Towards sustainable marine aquaculture in Africa

The AfriMAQUA research network organises a webinar on marine aquaculture in Tanzania, Namibia and Kenya. Join the event online!

Journalist in the field.

18/12/20

Giving journalists means to alert the population and policy-makers to mangrove conservation

On December 15th, Kenyan journalists were invited to a thematic workshop on mangrove conservation and resilience in order to better apprehend this complex ecosystem.

Call for projects.

18/12/20

CNRS call - Support Action for collaborations with Sub-Saharan Africa

In the framework of its African roadmap, the CNRS launches a call for supporting collaboration projects between CNRS research units and research organisations from Sub-Saharan Africa.

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.

In an icipe lab.

06/12/20

icipe 50th anniversary: “a science that serves both the academic world and civil societies”

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), one of the long-standing partners of IRD in Kenya and East Africa, celebrated its 50th anniversary in November 2020. Valérie Verdier, IRD CEO, congratulated this excellent scientific institute.

Soil study in South Africa.

04/12/20

Farmers and soils: two allies for climate change mitigation

Did you know that the soils we walk on every day are one of the key levers in the fight against climate change? Isn’t that surprising? As part of the celebrations of World Soil Day, seize the opportunity to follow IRD specialists in East Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean, as they study...

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.

An aquaculture farm cage during feeding.

26/10/20

Aquaculture: a key element to food security in Africa

Freshwater and marine aquaculture have an extensive growth potential all across Africa and could contribute to feeding the continent’s rapidly increasing population. However, the challenge is to find solutions to ensure seafood farming expands in a sustainable manner in the next years. The AfriMAQUA...

Abalone farm.

15/10/20

Aquaculture and Food Security - Follow-up on the webinar

Watch the webinar recording or download the speakers' presentations.

Abalone farm.

30/09/20

[Webinar] Ensuring food security in Africa through sustainable aquaculture

Did you think about where the last prawn or fish you ate came from? Chances are that they grew in an aquaculture farm! For a few years now, the majority of seafood we consume has not been coming from fisheries.

The IRD representative office in Nairobi.

14/09/20

Dominique Dumet, new IRD representative in Kenya and East Africa

We warmly welcome Dr Dominique Dumet, senior researcher at the French Research Institute for Sustainable Development, who took office on September 1, 2020.