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International Development Research Centre

Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on March 28, 2022 in Announcements

The Government of Canada has launched a public appointments process for the position of Chairperson of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Board of Governors.

IDRC is aiming to achieve gender parity and diversity on its Board of Governors by seeking to attract qualified Canadian candidates for the role of Chairperson, who will help to reflect Canada’s diversity in terms of linguistic and employment equity groups (i.e., women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities).

Applicants are asked to apply online by March 29, 2022.

IDRC is one of the world’s leading institutions in the generation and application of innovative research to meet the challenges facing developing countries. IDRC provides technical support and funds researchers from the Global South to help address the problems they identify as crucial to their communities.

IDRC’s core mission is to support Canada’s global affairs and development efforts and to strengthen international development research. IDRC is a crown corporation that is accountable to the Parliament of Canada, reporting through the Minister of International Development. For more information about IDRC’s work and Strategy 2030, please visit the Centre’s webpage.

If you have any questions about the opportunity, please feel free to reach out to IDRC Secretary Ruth Onyancha (