CCAFS / CKM / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / LIVESTOCK-CRP / Participation / Research / Social learning

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

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

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

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