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2014-03-06 12:22:14

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) have announced today the selection of four multi-partner research initiatives aimed at tackling the impacts of climate change in Africa and Asia. Funded under the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) program, a seven-year, $70 million research initiative, this work takes a fresh approach to...

2011-02-27 17:00:00

Co-funded grants aim to reduce poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia as world food prices mount LONDON and SEATTLE, Feb. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a coordinated effort to reduce hunger and poverty in developing countries by supporting agricultural research projects to help small farmers increase their yields and incomes. DFID and the foundation will work together...

2010-03-11 03:00:00

Housed at the World Bank, CGAP Technology Program working for poor people to get safe ways to send, receive, and save money WASHINGTON and LONDON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CGAP, an independent microfinance center based at the World Bank, today announced a new partnership with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to expand ongoing global efforts to use information and communication technologies (ICT), especially mobile phones, to increase access to basic...

2009-02-24 11:02:00

New support will accelerate development of new tools to help women protect themselves from HIV SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) announced today that it has received a total of US $130 million in grants from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, reinforcing the global commitment to address the HIV epidemic in women. Globally, 7,000 new cases of HIV...


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