Chairperson, International Development Research Centre

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 it 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). I would be very grateful if you would share the Notice of Appointment Opportunity, with a particular emphasis on members of your networks and communities of practice who come from diverse communities.


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.

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