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 / 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

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

Africa / Caribbean / ICT / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information

ODK used by ILRI for livestock data collection

Data collecting is a vital part of research for development work, as the results inform good decision making. Paper based system have been used to collect data in the field and for monitoring and evaluation of projects in rural areas. However, this approach is time consuming, labour intensive, error prone that may affect productivity and … Continue reading