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A monthly blog about innovative projects in the developing world presented by Canadian Geographic and Canada’s International Development Research Centre

Buddhist nuns in Myanmar take and examine pictures of each other in 2015. Myanmar has rapidly become digitally connected to the rest of Asia and world in the last few years. In 2013, about 10 per cent of the population had phones; today, 90 per cent do. (Photo: Courtesy of LirneAsia)

Photo: Courtesy of LirneAsia
After years of falling behind the rest of Asia in information and communications technology, Myanmar is quickly catching up

Restaurants and cafés line the banks of the Ourika River in Morocco in spring and summer (left), but when flooding occurs, the river’s flow can be much more powerful and dangerous, damaging homes, businesses and infrastructure. The GIREPSE project is teaching locals to adapt to such changes, many of which are climate-change related. (Photos: Courtesy of GIREPSE)

Photos: Courtesy of GIREPSE
How one project is helping a part of the North African country innovate to weather the effects of a changing climate

An employee at a print shop in Peru carries a stack of paper on his head. By recycling and using new printing techniques, the shop is seeking to reduce its environmental impact — something other small and medium-sized businesses across South America are learning more about as they begin to play a key role in sustainability in the region. (Photo: Courtesy of CENIT)

Photo: Courtesy of CENIT
A look at how small and medium-sized businesses on the continent are starting to play a bigger role in environmental sustainability
A member of the Mahila Samakhya program outside her home.

A member of the Mahila Samakhya program outside her home in Sangur Panchayat, Karnataka. Women who joined the program are helping India’s Centre for Budget and Policy Studies evaluate its effectiveness. (Photo: Courtesy of the Institute for Financial Management and Research LEAD)

A member of the Mahila Samakhya program outside her home.
How evaluating an educational program that helps women in India empower themselves could help ensure its future
A Bolivian fisherman on a tributary of the Amazon River
A Bolivian fisherman on a tributary of the Amazon River paddles back to shore with his catch of paiche. (Photo: Fernando M. Carvajal-Vallejos)
Photo: Fernando M. Carvajal-Vallejos
Exploring ways to get fish on the table in Bolivia
Students from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences outside the organization's building in Cape Town, South Africa
Students from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences outside the organization's building in Cape Town, South Africa. The institute is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate education, research and outreach in mathematical sciences, with locations in Senegal, Tanzania, Cameroon and Ghana. (Photo: AIMS/Yasmin Hankel) (Photo: Yasmin Hankel)
Photo: Yasmin Hankel
How the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences is helping shape the continent's future
Una Hakika community ambassadors in the town of Kipini, Kenya
Una Hakika community ambassadors in the town of Kipini, Kenya, in June 2014. (Photo: Adrian Gregorich)
Photo: Adrian Gregorich
The text-messaging technology that’s helping quash misinformation and save lives in Kenya
Technicians and farmers watch as an alternating-current solar-powered pump in Talagang, Pakistan
Technicians and farmers watch as an alternating-current solar-powered pump meant to be used with a high-efficiency sprinkler irrigation system is tested at a farm in Talagang, Pakistan, in December 2015. (Photo: HI-AWARE project team/Pakistan Agricultural Research Council)
Photo: HI-AWARE project team/Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
How solar-powered water pumps are helping Pakistani farmers adjust to climate change
Protestors in Kampala
Protestors in Kampala march to court in 2012 to deliver a complaint following the court's delay in delivering judgment on the CEHURD case involving Sylvia Nalubowa and Jennifer Anguko, two women who died in childbirth. (Photo : Courtesy of CEHURD)
Photo : Courtesy of CEHURD
How one organization is using the law to improve maternal and child health in Uganda
A member of the intermittent irrigation project team
A member of the intermittent irrigation project team (left) helps a local farmer conduct a test to measure rice yields near the town of Guadalupe in Northern Peru. (Photo: Esther Montalvan)
Photo: Esther Montalvan
Changing irrigation practices to combat malaria in Northern Peru
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