Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / East Africa / Kenya / Knowledge and Information / POD / Training

Why publish? ILRI graduate fellows and early career researchers trained in scientific writing and publishing

ILRI’s Capacity Development (CapDev) Unit working in collaboration with People & Organizational Development (P&OD) Unit and the Training Centre for Communication (TCC), recently delivered a highly interactive and practical workshop designed to give ILRI graduate fellows, post-doctoral fellows and early career researchers, an opportunity to understand the process of scientific writing and publishing Continue reading

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