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 / 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

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

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 / 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 / CapDev / CKM / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRIComms / Innovation Systems / Knowledge and Information / PIL

An innovation platform writeshop: Capturing and scaling out learning

In May 2013, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) convened a ‘writeshop’ on innovation platforms in Nairobi. Twenty individuals worked together, with expert facilitation and artistic support to produce 12 ‘practice briefs’. A contribution to the CGIAR Humidtropics research program, the briefs draw on experiences of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food, several CGIAR centers and partner organizations. Continue reading