In this issue, learn more about IDRC’s research on tobacco control. We also announce our new initiative in Myanmar and IDRC board member Sophie D’Amours is the first woman rector elected at Université Laval.
IDRC Bulletin — June 2017
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Tobacco control research at IDRC
IDRC has supported international tobacco control research for more than 20 years and is recognized as a pioneer in treating tobacco as a development issue. Through partnerships on tobacco control, IDRC has successfully informed health policies.
|Canada’s Minister of International Trade meets IDRC-supported researchers in Chile
|Sophie D’Amours becomes first woman rector at Université Laval
|Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar
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IDRC contributes to UN Report
In March 2017, the United Nations High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment published its final report on how to combat gender inequality in the formal and informal economy.
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Smoking: Africa fights back
There are over 1 billion smokers in the world, and 80% of them live in developing countries. Determined to prevent disaster, Senegal is taking the lead in the war against tobacco.
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Curbing tobacco use in Senegal
The Consortium pour la recherche économique et sociale helped to curb tobacco use in Senegal by generating an evidence base for reforming taxation of tobacco products.
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Lorne Babiuk, a Canadian virologist, developed a breakthrough five-in-one livestock vaccine that could transform the lives of millions in Africa and beyond. Presented in partnership with Canadian Geographic, these stories are published monthly on the Charting Change blog.
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|Careers and competitions
|Call for civil registration and vital statistics system experts
Deadline: June 30, 2017, by 11:45pm (EDT)
|Call for proposals for three Asian market-entry studies
Deadline: June 30, by 11:45pm (EDT)
|Call for expressions of interest for capacity development of Myanmar’s think tanks
Deadline: July 24, by 11:45pm (EDT)
|Call for concept notes for research on gender equality and decentralization in Myanmar
Deadline: August 7, by 11:45pm (EDT)
|IDRC Research Awards 2018 Call
Deadline: September 6, by 4:00pm (EDT)
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