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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.


Mekong Initiative research awardees announced


The Greater Mekong Subregion Research Network (GMS-Net), together with IDRC, launched a call for proposals to gather high-quality development research on better job prospects for youth, women, and low-skilled workers in the Mekong countries. The...

Lebanon becomes public health global hub


​The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized the Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center as a leader in evidence-informed policy and practice, and the American University of Beirut (AUB) as a global hub on tobacco control. Supported by Canada’s...


Gary Kobinger – Building capacity, fostering collaboration: The best defense against dangerous pathogens in Africa


Gary Kobinger Award-winning scientist; Chief of the Special Pathogens Biosafety Level 4 program at the National Microbiology Laboratory; Co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases Detection, Diagnosis, Reference...

Symposium to address urban violence, crime reduction in West Africa


​Researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and other experts will come together to identify and debate the causes of and solutions to urban violence and social exclusion in West and Central Africa. The Symposim on Local strategies to fight violence...

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