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Small Grants for โ€œEnabling Bio-Innovations for Poverty Alleviation in Asiaโ€

"To enhance biological innovative capabilities, policies, and institutions to support just, equitable and sustainable social and economic development in developing countries" The Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, with support from Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has launched in February 2009 a small grants competition program to tackle bio-innovation and its social and policy implications for poverty alleviation in the Asian Region.

Selected research projects will last for 12 months and will focus mainly on bio-innovations demonstrated to be directly relevant to the social phenomenon of poverty โ€“ whether alleviating, worsening or creating new forms of poverty. The scope of poverty is further narrowed down to two important areas: on poor peopleโ€™s livelihoods and basic health. Readmore:

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