A4NH / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / Communications / ILRI / Knowledge and Information / Nutrition / Open access

Open-access Knowledge Bank tackles malnutrition

Developed through the mNutrition Initiative, the Nutrition Knowledge Bank (going live today) aims to help bridge the gap between information providers and users by providing an open-access store of both nutrition-sensitive agricultural approaches and nutrition-specific health interventions. Continue reading

Capacity Strengthening / Event / ILRIComms / Participation / Research / Training

Developing ILRI’s capacity in participatory decision-making, from out in and in out

Participatory decision-making is essential to international agricultural research programs. Facilitation helps tackle it head-on and methodically. ILRI has understood this and is investing in this skill through training various staffs and further developing in-house capacity for group facilitation beyond the training. Continue reading

Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / ILRI / Knowledge and Information / POD / RMG / Training

ILRI emerging career researchers learn to use ‘paperless’ data collection techniques

Emerging career researchers (ECRs) at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) were recently trained to better collect, organize and manage the data they generate during their day-to-day research activities, starting from data collection in the lab or field through to publishing of research results and archiving. Continue reading

Capacity Strengthening / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / PIM / Social media / Training

Extending the use of social and multimedia in Somaliland’s IGAD Sheikh Technical and Veterinary School

Earlier this month, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)’s Communications and Knowledge Management (CKM) team led a five-day Communications and Knowledge Sharing training workshop with research and teaching staff at the IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School and Reference Centre (ISTVS) in Somaliland. Continue reading

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

Capacity Strengthening / CCAFS / Climate change / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Social learning

Doing, documenting and assessing social learning with the CCSL framework and toolkit

There has been much talk about social learning in CGIAR over the past decade. In recent years we have seen additional actions driven by the CCSL initiative; it has now produced a climate change communication and social learning framework and toolkit to help social learning beginners and experts do, document and assess social learning. Continue reading