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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

Collapse of a garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Photo: Jaber Al Nahian/Wikimedia Commons
Four years after the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory killed more than 1,000 people in Bangladesh, a Dhaka-based think tank continues to push for wholesale changes to one of the country’s most important industries
Long considered pests, insects are now on the menu for farmed fish and poultry in Kenya and Uganda, where scientists are looking for cheaper, healthier ways to boost animal growth and develop the local economy
More than 95 per cent of women in Egypt have experienced sexual harassment at least once, but many citizens there turn a blind eye when it happens. The HarassMap project is aiming to change that attitude at home and abroad, empowering women and changing the attitudes of men in the process. 
Photo: Iván Reátegui Ismodes
How the Wawared project is using technology to collect and share health data that will improve the lives of women and, perhaps eventually, everyone in the nation
Photo: Riley Stewart/Munk School of Global Affairs
Ron Deibert, the director of Citizen Lab, the University of Toronto’s vaunted digital watchdog, explains the importance of the Cyber Stewards Network project, which supports building cybersecurity in places such as Asia, Africa and Latin America
Photo: Appeaning-Addo et al. 2015
In Ghana’s Volta River delta, the remotely-operated aerial vehicles are going where researchers can’t to help study coastal erosion, flooding and migration
Photo: Alfonso Caraveo/Archivo Colef
Illegal trading and the violence that can accompany it is a scourge along Latin America’s borders, but researchers from across the region are working together to find ways to combat the problem
Photo: Courtesy of LirneAsia
After years of falling behind the rest of Asia in information and communications technology, Myanmar is quickly catching up
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
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
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