ILRI takes open access seriously, adopting open licences for its products, setting up a dedicated repository as a publishing tool for all its products and establishing a portal for its data. Open access isn not just mandatory, it offers significant opportunities for its research to travel further and be applied. Continue reading
Category Archives: Research
Social learning opportunities for CGIAR’s new research programs
Social learning approaches take learning and behaviour change beyond the individual to communities, networks and systems. Through facilitated processes of working together, interactive dialogue, exchange, learning, action and reflection, shared ways of knowing emerge that lead to changes, and improvements, in practice. Continue reading
Dust off your presenting and public speaking skills – our research depends on it
This presentation is about giving presentations. It’s about constructing, designing and delivering (academic) presentations that make a difference. Continue reading
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
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
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