Africa / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / CRP37 / Dairying / Event / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Training

Livestock and Fish program gives communication skills training to Tanzania Dairy Development Forum partners

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) recently held a three-day training for communication staff working with the Tanzania Dairy Development Forum. Continue reading

Ethiopia / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Presentation

Navigating monitoring and evaluation with a knowledge management compass

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) often feels as a burden that to be complied with. It is often equated with bean-counting and providing meaningless reports. Yet M&E also offers the promise of great learning – if done well. It can be a real instrument for smart adaptive management to deal with complex organizational agendas. How do … Continue reading

Ethiopia / Event / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Training

ILRI hosts DSpace Ethiopia user meeting and CGSpace training

From 28 October to 1 November 2013, International Livestock Research Institute knowledge management team in Addis Ababa held an informal first Ethiopia DSpace Interest Group Meeting and a DSpace Technical Training for staff and other DSpace users. On the first day, about 25 people came to ILRI from various organizations in Ethiopia and abroad to meet, … Continue reading

Agriculture / CRP2 / CRP37 / East Africa / Event / PTVC / Uganda

Storytelling experiences from the AgrifoodChain workshop

ILRI events are often designed to explore alternative methods of engagement that maximize sharing and learning. The recent AgriFood Chain Toolkit Conference – Livestock and Fish Value Chains in East Africa was one of these events. The conference was sponsored by two CGIAR Research Programs (or CRPs) - ‘Livestock and fish’, and ‘Policies, Institutions and Markets’. Its purpose was … Continue reading

ASSP / Ethiopia / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / people

Photofilm training to better document and communicate research in Ethiopia

Originally posted on Africa RISING:
On the way back to Addis Ababa after the field work in Goshe Bado Kebele (image credit: ILRI\Zerihun Sewunet ) A key part of the Africa RISING communication strategy is to really engage with and document the knowledge and experiences of the communities where it works. Alongside more classical research…

CRP12 / East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information

Nile BDC planning and consultation meetings: Where communication becomes central

Between November 2012 and February 2013, the Nile Basin Development Challenge (NBDC) ran two major events to help steer its efforts in this last year of the Challenge. On 15 and 16 November, a largely internal planning workshop gathered 25 participants representing the four NBDC  projects. On 20-21 February 2013, about 70 people – project staff, partners and other related parties … Continue reading

East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information

Reporting and communication help power FAO agriknowledge ShareFair in Addis Ababa

In October 2012 the Knowledge Management and Information Services (KMIS) team at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa worked day and night to help make a success of an AgriKnowledge ShareFair ‘Towards Food and Nutrition Security in the Horn of Africa.’ The Horn of Africa has suffered several droughts in the last … Continue reading

Agriculture / Article / Ethiopia / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Livestock / people

‘Livestock Live Talks’- A new way to foster discussions on ILRI’s research

Seminars are a key instrument to unravel the power of ‘conversations’ in any research institution. In the case of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), seminars are meant to generate agendas within research groups, partners, would-be partners, donors and the public at large. They help take ILRI to the next level as a convener, thought leader and … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Climate Change / Ethiopia / Event / Knowledge and Information

Media a key role in getting our messages out; and in Ethiopia’s development

On April 29th, 2012 a full house of national journalists from government and private media joined UN Communication Officers in a national workshop on the status of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Ethiopia and the role of media in taking these forward. The presenter from UNDP coordinating the MDG programme in Ethiopia highlighted that … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Asia / Countries / CRP11 / Event / ILRI / ILRIComms / India / Knowledge and Information / Livestock / Mozambique / South Asia / Southern Africa

imGoats project draws on communication support to maximise impacts

The imGoats project aims to increase incomes and food security in a sustainable manner by enhancing pro-poor small ruminant value chains in India and Mozambique. It is running until December 2012 and five months before its end, project members recently examined what the project can contribute in terms of useful lessons and outputs of different sorts … Continue reading