French Institute of Research for sustainable Development(IRD)

The IRD (Institut de recherche pour le développement) is a French research organisation, original and unique on the European development research scene. Emphasizing interdisciplinarity, the IRD has focused its research for over 65 years on the relationship between man and its environment, in Africa, Mediterranean, Latin America, Asia and the French tropical overseas territories.
Its research, training and innovation activities are intended to contribute to the social, economic and cultural development of southern countries. Three major ambitions support the strategy and the modernization of the Institute:
- Support multidisciplinary partnership research in support of the major sustainable development challenges in the intertropical and Mediterranean areas, adressing most especially Climate and environmental changes, social inequalities, and sustainable management of natural resources
- Place research for sustainable development at the center of training, sharing of knowledge and responsible innovation
- Making IRD as a scientific reference on the common challenges of sustainable development

Contact in Kenya :


United Nations Avenue, Gigiri

P.O. Box 30677 - 00100 Nairobi


Tel : +254 (20) 722 47 58

Fax : 722 40 01

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Dernière modification : 09/02/2018

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