Communications / Ethiopia / Genetics / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / Tanzania

Strategizing communication and knowledge management for a new ILRI project: why, what and how?

A new project with the visibility and scale like the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project deserves a strong communication approach, especially when the project team is keen on earmarking resources and attention for it.
This post tracks back the development of the ACGG communication plan and some of the challenges and opportunities in the process… Continue reading

Africa / Event / ILRIComms / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIM / Value chains

Creative (graphic) facilitation to support a dairy value chain seminar

The intention of the organizers of the ‘African Dairy Seminar’ (21-24 September 2014) was, from the start, to organize a ‘different kind of event’, realizing that a lot of workshops are run in a rather standard kind of way. The difference this time? Good content and questions, a good mix of participants, and useful (graphic) facilitation – with all that this encompasses… Continue reading

Africa / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / Dairying / Event / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / LIVESTOCK-FISH / 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

Africa / Asia / CCAFS / East Africa / Event / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Latin America / LIVESTOCK-FISH / South America / South Asia / Southeast Asia / Southern Africa / West Africa / WLE

Getting knowledge management and communication into CGIAR programs

In many CGIAR programs and activities, communication and knowledge management are invited too little and too late. This means that the results of their science may fall into oblivion. Much can be achieved by bringing communication and knowledge management right into the heart of CGIAR programs – to support engagement with partners, research uptake and … 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

Africa / Climate change / Ethiopia / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / LIVESTOCK-FISH / people / Social media

Goats and Trees: 10 weeks as a KMIS intern at ILRI, Addis Ababa

On 26 January 2012, Kara Brown travelled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to begin a 10-week internship with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Knowledge Management & Information Services (KMIS). Here she reflects on her days in Addis Ababa – the ideas were initially shared with ILRI colleagues on 30 March 2012. It was my very … Continue reading