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Highlight: Canadian High Commissioners call IDRC a catalyst for change

April 15, 2016

The High Commissioners for Canada to Pakistan, H.E. Heather Cruden, and to Sri Lanka, H.E. Shelley Whiting, visited IDRC's Asia Regional Office on March 4, 2015. 

The Commissioners spoke with IDRC staff on a number of topics, including food security, agricultural productivity, access to water and sanitation, land tenure systems, vulnerabilities of small and marginal farmers, and partnerships with the private sector. The important issues of climate change, urban violence, and transportation systems were also discussed. IDRC highlighted the issues of child marriage and health systems responses to early and forced marriages in Pakistan, including the IDRC-supported work of Shirkat Gah - Women Resource Centre.

The Commissioners commended IDRC on the catalytic and transformative role it plays in the regions.

Read more about IDRC in Asia

Read about the work of Shirkat Gah - Women Resource Centre