Promoting Gender Transformative Approaches to Research and Capacity Building for the SDGs

About this video

Dr Charron provide insights into the important work of the IDRC to advance gender equality and inclusion in science for development by supporting research led by local researchers and targeting local needs in the developing countries. Particular focus is placed on advancing women at early career stage and seek breakthroughs in finding solutions to important problems.



About the presenter

Dominique Charron

Vice-President, Programs and Partnerships, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, ON, Canada



Dominique Charron is IDRC’s Vice-President, Programs and Partnerships. Prior to being Vice-President, Dominique was the Director of IDRC’s Agriculture and Environment program area. She supervised research focused on increasing agricultural productivity and food security, reducing vulnerability to climate change, and protecting the public against infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases. Dominique joined the Centre in 2006 as head of the Ecosystems and Human Health program. Previously, she managed research programs at the Public Health Agency of Canada. Dominique Charron holds a PhD in epidemiology and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Guelph.