Agriculture / CKM / Communications / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Participation

When event support moves into strategic process support

ILRI’s CKM team recently supported the process leading to and facilitating a ‘National coordination and experience sharing forum (NCESF) in the area of food security and resilience building programs in Ethiopia’. This experience went well beyond typical event support and offered interesting opportunities for ILRI more widely. This post also looks at lessons learned in the process. Continue reading

Agriculture / Communications / Ethiopia / Event / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Social media

AgKnowledge innovation process share fair: Processing the process of all processes

An AgKnowledge Innovation Process Share Fair recently took place (25-26 May 2015) at the Addis Ababa campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) to discuss this central message. The fair focused on what too many people tend to forget often: the process (of innovation) and the need for process literacy. Continue reading

Agriculture / Article / CapDev / ILRI / Knowledge and Information / Research

Role of ‘critical research friends’ in mentoring emerging researchers: Reflections from a mentorship workshop

A key consideration in the graduate fellowship program is the need to understand and respond to the career and capacity needs of research fellows so that the mentoring supports them appropriately in designing and carrying out their work in developing-country contexts.

One of the ways in which ILRI is helping fellows is by giving them access to groups of ‘critical research friends’ made up of various mentoring supervisors. Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / East Africa / Event / ICT / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information

Facilitating large events – Lessons from the ict4ag Rwanda conference

This year’s most important event in the world of agricultural information and knowledge took place from 4 to 8 November in Kigali, Rwanda. ict4ag brought together over 400 participants eager to share ideas, questions, and applications supporting the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for agricultural development. The event was led by the Technical Centre … Continue reading

Agriculture / East Africa / Event / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / PIM / 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

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