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IDRC is guided by an international
Board of Governors, which provides our strategic direction, reviews all our activities, and approves budgets. The Canadian government appoints governors on the basis of their concern for, and expertise in science, management, and development issues.
The chairperson of IDRC’s board presents an annual report to Parliament through the Minister of International Development.
IDRC’s day-to-day operations are overseen by the President, who is the chief executive officer. He also sits on the Board. The Centre Management Committee supports the President in setting objectives, overseeing programs, and directing staff.


Call for proposals in immunology research


​IDRC, the Israel Science Foundation, the Azrieli Foundation, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research have issued the second call for proposals under the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research program.   Approximately six grants worth up to...

Climate change project wins prestigious UN award


An IDRC-funded project in Uganda has won a UN Momentum for Change award, one of 16 "game-changing climate action initiatives from around the world" to be honoured at the Paris climate conference in December 2015. The Climate Change...


Silence in the Courts: film of sexual abuse and impunity in Sri Lanka screens in Toronto, Ottawa


The film Silence in the Courts, by Sri Lankan director Prasanna Vithanage, will have two Canadian screenings during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence global campaign. Silence in the Courts is the story of two young Sri Lankan women’s...

IDRC receives award from Government of Bhutan


​The Government of Bhutan has awarded IDRC a certificate of appreciation for its contribution to measuring the well-being of the Himalayan nation’s citizens through its Gross National Happiness (GNH) index. Anindya Chatterjee, IDRC’s Regional...

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