Facilitation and reporting

Workshops, events, conferences – these are among the primary mechanisms used by ILRI staff and partners to plan and review research and to share, validate and communicate knowledge.

Using the power of social media (blogs, twitter, facebook, and the like), and giving attention to design and facilitation, we help improve the effectiveness of these events.

See the full list below:


  1. Informal discussion to advance feeds and forages for dairy in Rwanda (January 2021)


  1. CGIAR-IFAD webinar series
  2. CRP Livestock country projects 2nd virtual learning week – (December 2020)
  3. RDDP Livestock Feed Development Virtual workshop to consolidate intervention plans – (December 2020)
  4. AHH Annual meeting –  (December 2020)
  5. Ethiopia COVID-19 proposal writing process – (December 2020)
  6. Irrigated fodder in Ethiopia webinar (IWMI and ILRI’s collaboration project) – (November 2020)
  7. ILRI Ethiopia Administration retreat – (November 2020)
  8. Big data platform session on Data-driven innovations for food and nutrition security and animal health and animal welfare in the livestock sector – (November 2020)
  9. ILRI Ethiopia Administration Action, Reflection, Revision Meeting – (October 2020)
  10. Overcoming lock downs: How digital dynamism powers agile, adaptive CGIAR research – (October 2020)
  11. BUILD Uganda project stakeholder meeting – (October 2020)
  12. GLF One Health Session – (October 2020)
  13. ILSSI-IWMI multi-stakeholder workshop – Ethiopia – (September 2020)
  14. GASL anglophone africa regional meeting – (September 2020)
  15. ILSSI-IWMI multi-stakeholder workshop – Ghana (August 2020)
  16. Introduction to Market Systems Approaches in Project Implementation training course – Uganda – (August 29020)
  17. UNEP-ILRI Report Media Briefing – (July 2020)
  18. CRP Livestock review and planning meeting – (June 2020)
  19. Global Landscape forum session – (June 2020)
  20. CRP Livestock Health flagship meeting  – (June 2020)
  21. CRP Livestock Vietnam country meeting – (June 2020)
  22. CRP Livestock Ethiopia country meeting – (June 2020)
  23. CRP Livestock Uganda country meeting – (June 2020)
  24. CRP Livestock Genetics flagship meeting – (June 2020)
  25. BUILD UGANDA project annual review meeting – (May 2020)
  26. ILRI SLS team retreat – (May 2020)
  27. GLAD project Evidence to Action workshop – (May 2020)
  28. GLAD project Gender narratives discussion – (May 2020)
  29. CRP Livestock country projects virtual learning week – (April 2020)
  30. CTLGH dairy strategy workshop – (April 2020)
  31. ILRI IRMC – (March 2020)
  32. CGIAR Gender Platform research coordinators meeting – (January 2020)


  1. Strategy Development for International rangelands, Rome (November 2019)
  2. BESST feasibility study validation workshop (13 Nvmb 2019)
  3. CRP Livestock Vietnam country project workshop, Hanoi (5-7 November 2019)
  4. Strategy Development for Africa Rangelands Initiative, Nairobi (October 2019)
  5. Maziwa Zaidi agribusiness forum – Identifying profitable dairy innovation packages for Tanzania agri-entrepreneurs, Moshi, Tanzania (17-18 October 2019)
  6. Co-infection Launch (September 2019)
  7. Green Economy workshop, Addis Ababa (September 2019)
  8. ILRI institute planning meeting (17-19 September 2019)
  9. Feasibility study for a Better Enforcement of Standards for Safer Trade (BESST) initiative for OIE countries in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula: Stakeholder Workshop, Nairobi (4 September 2019)
  10. ILRI PIL program recasting exercise, Nairobi (11-12 July 2019)
  11. CRP Livestock Uganda country project workshop, Kampala (1-3 July 2019)
  12. CRP Livestock Tanzania country project workshop, Dar es Salaam (11-13 June 2019)
  13. ILRI-BMZ investment package on animal health in Uganda: Project Planning Meeting, Kampala (5-6 June 2019)
  14. One CGIAR- Greater than the sum of its parts, agriculture research for development knowledge share fair,, Addis Ababa (15 May 2019)
  15. CRP Livestock Vietnam country site selection meeting (27-30 May 2019)
  16. CRP Livestock Ethiopia country project workshop, Addis Ababa (22-24 May 2019)
  17. CRP Livestock Vietnam country planning meeting (8-10 April 2019)
  18. ILRI Southeast Asia Regional Retreat, Danang, Vietnam (March 2019)
  19. CRP Livestock priority country planning workshop, Nairobi (26-27 March 2019)
  20. ILRI CGIAR AMR Hub Launch (21-22 February 2019)
  21. Assessing ILRI’s strategy environment: Phase 1 – Critical uncertainties and agri-food system scenarios, Nairobi (4-6 February 2019)
  22. Ethiopian 1st national poultry forum, Addis Ababa (15-16 April 2019)
  23. ILRI and EIAR partnering together – experience sharing workshop, Addis Ababa (7 August 2019)
  24. Capacity building workshop on genetic resource policies for CGIAR scientists and partners in East Africa, Addis Ababa (4-7 June 2019)
  25. Health of Ethiopian Animals for rural Development (HEARD) inception workshop for all stakeholders, Addis Ababa (29 March 2019)
  26. Africa RISING review and planning meeting, Addis Ababa (21-22 May 2019)
  27. SAIRLA – 5th International learning alliance meeting, Addis Ababa (12-14 November 2019)
  28. International Women’s Day 2019, Addis Ababa (12 March 2019)
  29. National genetic improvement strategy for pigs in Uganda workshop, Kampala (3 July 2019)


  1. Transforming livelihoods in South Asia through sustainable livestock research and development,
    Kathmandu (13-14 November 2018)
  2. Building a common sustainable food system agenda at CIAT, Nairobi (20-23 February 2018)
  3. Global nutrition symposium – The missing link: increasing availability of animal-source foods through greater production and marketing of quality feeds, Addis Ababa (24-25 January 2018)
  4. Ethiopian’s livestock transformation agenda pillars and ILRI’s contribution, Addis Ababa (27 November 2018)
  5. Regional synthesis and research dialogue on appropriate mechanization in Eastern and Southern Africa, Addis Ababa (23-24 October 2018)
  6. CRP Animal genetics flagship: 2018 annual review and 2019 planning meeting, Nairobi (18-19 September 2018)


  1. CGIAR Gender Platform Annual Scientific Conference and Capacity Development Workshop (December 2017)
  2. Global Livestock Advocacy for Development stakeholder consultation (October 2017)
  3. FAO mid-term review stakeholder meeting (October 2017)
  4. African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) fourth program management team meeting (September 2017)
  5. African Chicken Genetic Gains Gender validation workshop (September 2017)
  6. LIVESTOCK CRP Animal Genetics flagship planning meeting (September 2017)
  7. Dubai annual PRISE program meeting (July 2017)
  8. Africa RISING program coordination team and science and advisory group meeting (June 2017)
  9. Livestock CRP Ethiopia small ruminants project (June 2017)
  10. ILRI internal group facilitation skills training (May 2017)
  11. Inclusive investment opportunities in Tanzania’s dairy value chains: Exploiting the evidence. Maziwa Zaidi Policy Forum, Dar es Salaam (May 2017)
  12. Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock 7th Multi-stakeholder Partnership Meeting, Addis Ababa (May 2017)
  13. Small Ruminant value chain Transformation in Ethiopia (SmaRT Ethiopia) workshop on developing intervention packages for small ruminant value chain target sites, Addis Ababa (April 2017)
  14. One Planet workshop on Earth imaging and remote sensing in support of Climate Smart Agriculture (March 2017)
  15. Improved vaccines for the control of ECF in cattle in Africa, 2017 Consortium workshop (February 2017)
  16. Africa RISING West Africa review and planning meeting (February 2017)
  17. Africa RISING science for impact workshop (January 2017)
  18. GIZ team building retreats (March 2017)
  19. ADGG annual planning and review workshop, Nairobi (20-24 February 2017)
  20. M-BoSs project review and planning workshop, Addis Ababa (29-30 June 2017)
  21. N2Africa annual partners review and planning workshop, Addis Ababa (16-17 March 2017)
  22. Value chains learning hubs workshop, Addis Ababa (31 October – 1 November 2017)


  1. Technical Workshop on Validation of the Livestock Module in IMPACT (December 2016)
  2. National coordination and experience sharing forum on coordination of resilience-building initiatives in Ethiopia (December 2016)
  3. Africa RISING Ethiopian Highlands review and planning meeting (December 2016)
  4. African Chicken Genetic Gains third program management team meeting (November 2016)
  5. Livestock CRP Livelihoods flagship planning meeting (November 2016)
  6. ILRI internal group facilitation skills training (November 2016)
  7. Livestock and Fish synthesis workshop on ex-ante environmental assessment of livestock and fish value chain transformation (November 2016)
  8. Livestock CRP health flagship planning meeting (November 2016)
  9. Livestock and Fish health flagship synthesis workshop (November 2016)
  10. Livestock CRP feeds and forages flagship planning workshop (October 2016)
  11. Meeting to scope the tropical feeds and forages knowledge base (October 2016)
  12. Livestock CRP environment flagship planning meeting (October 2016)
  13. Livestock CRP genetics flagship planning workshop (October 2016)
  14. African Agricultural Research Programme (AARP) Proposal development workshop (October 2016)
  15. Livestock & Fish genetics flagship planning workshop (October 2016)
  16. Livestock & Fish genetics flagship synthesis workshop (October 2016)
  17. ILRI Institute Planning Meeting (October 2016)
  18. Africa RISING East and Southern Africa inception and planning meeting (October 2016)
  19. Ethiopia site integration planning meeting (September 2016)
  20. CTLGH Annual Meeting (September 2016)
  21. ILRI-SRUC consultation meeting (September 2016)
  22. AGRF working session: Transforming dairy value chains in Africa: pathways to prosperity (September 2016)
  23. African cattle genomics exchange, first online workshop (August 2016)
  24. Innovation Lab on Small-Scale Irrigation workshop (July 2016)
  25. Livestock CRP proposal revisions internal meeting (July 2016)
  26. Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab Mechanization workshop (June 2016)
  27. ILRI internal group facilitation skills training (May 2016)
  28. ILRI internal IRMC meeting May (2016)
  29. Tanzania dairy board communications review workshop (April 2016)
  30. CGIAR Ethiopia site integration writeshop (April 2016)
  31. ISPC Science Forum 2016: Agricultural research for rural prosperity: rethinking the pathways (April 2016)
  32. Africa RISING West Africa Review and Planning meeting (March 2016)
  33. African Chicken Genetic Gains second Ethiopia national innovation platform meeting (March 2016)
  34. ILRI-ICAR Workshop on Communication and Knowledge Management in Animal Science Research and Development (March 2016)
  35. Improved vaccines for the control of ECF in cattle in Africa, 2016 Consortium workshop (February 2016)
  36. Africa RISING Ethiopian Highlands review & planning meeting (February 2016)
  37. Livestock CRP consolidation workshop (February 2016)
  38. Innovation lab on livestock systems consultation workshop (February 2016)
  39. N2Africa Ethiopia annual planning meeting (January 2016)
  40. African Chicken Genetic Gains second project management team meeting (January 2016)


  1. Ethiopia small ruminants breeding workshop (December 2015)
  2. ILRI CapDev week (December 2015)
  3. Ethiopia CRP country collaboration consultation (December 2015)
  4. Livestock CRP writeshop (December 2015)
  5. Forages and forage seed national consultation (November 2015)
  6. Livestock advocacy and communication convening (November 2015)
  7. CTA-ILRI Value Chain Hub meeting – Eastern and Southern Africa (November 2015)
  8. CIP Ethiopia learning platform meeting (October 2015)
  9. Livestock CRP Proposal Planning workshop (October 2015)
  10. Africa RISING Program Strategy Workshop (October 2015)
  11. Biogenetics for Farming in Africa / B4FA (September 2015)
  12. Africa RISING phase 2 design team meeting (September)
  13. Partner planning meeting of the Innovation Lab on Small Scale Irrigation / ILSSI (August 2015)
  14. Africa RISING Ethiopia writeshop (August 2015)
  15. Africa RISING East and Southern Africa review and planning meeting (July 2015)
  16. SDC tender consortium meeting (July 2015)
  17. Policy and institutional contexts for sustainable crop intensification (June 2015)
  18. Project Inception Workshop: More Effective and Sustainable Investments in Water for Poverty Reduction (June 2015)
  19. Livestock and Fish Ethiopia small ruminants value chain review and planning meeting (June 2015)
  20. CIRAD-ILRI partnership development meeting (June 2015)
  21. Africa RISING Program Coordination Team retreat (June 2015)
  22. Knowledge Management and Communication for CRPs writeshop (May 2015)
  23. AgKnowledge Innovation Process Share Fair (May 2015)
  24. African Chicken Genetic Gains – first project management meeting (May 2015)
  25. GIZ Hackathon (May 2015)
  26. ILRI institutional planning meeting (May 2015)
  27. Livestock and Fish Uganda smallholder pigs value chain review and planning meeting (May 2015)
  28. Africa RISING West Africa Review and Planning Meeting (March 2015)
  29. Livestock and Fish 2nd Review and Planning Meeting (March 2015)
  30. Forage and fodder tree selection for future challenges – linking genebanks to forage use (March 2015)
  31. MilkIT feed innovation writeshop (March 2015)
  32. Conference on Policies for competitive smallholder livestock production (March 2015).
  33. Improved vaccines for the control of ECF in cattle in Africa, 2015 Consortium workshop (February 2015)
  34. Legume CHOICE annual planning meeting, Nairobi, (January 2015)
  35. ILRI-N2Africa Annual Planning and Public-Private Partnership Validation Workshop, Addis Ababa (January 2015)


  1. MilkIT project final review and outreach meeting, Lushoto and Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania (December 2014)
  2. Ethiopian Agricultural Research System (EARS)-CGIAR consultative meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (December 2014)
  3. Africa RISING Ethiopian Highlands Review and Planning meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (December 2014)
  4. Africa RISING annual program learning event, Arusha, Tanzania (November 2014)
  5. Africa RISING monitoring and evaluation annual meeting, Arusha, Tanzania (November 2014)
  6. ILRI@40 Addis Ababa event “Livestock-based options for sustainable food and nutritional security, economic well-being and healthy lives” (November 2014)
  7. All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture “Livestock-based options for economic well-being”, Nairobi, Kenya (October 2014)”
  8. ILRI@40 Nairobi event “Livestock-based options for sustainable food and nutritional security, economic well-being and healthy lives” (October 2014)
  9. Livestock and Fish Vietnam smallholder pigs value chain strategy and implementation planning workshop, Daklak, Vietnam (September 2014)
  10. Humidtropics Development Triangle Situational Analysis and R4D Platform meeting, Dak Lak, Vietnam (September 2014)
  11. Feeding Innovation – Stocktaking workshop on a Feed Innovation Toolkit for Livestock in the tropics, Dak Lak, Vietnam (September 2014)
  12. African dairy value chain seminar (September 2014)
  13. Africa RISING East and Southern Africa review and planning meeting (September 2014)
  14. Side session at South Africa conference on ticks and tick pathogens (September 2014)
  15. Africa RISING innovation platform facilitation and M&E training for technical group members (September 2014)
  16. Community-based adaptation and resilience in the East and Southern African drylands (September 2014)
  17. TropenTag “Livestock-based options for sustainable food and nutritional security and healthy lives” (September 2014)
  18. 8th International Conference on Ticks and Tick-Borne Pathogen (TTP8) and the 12th  Biennial STVM Conference (August 2014)
  19. Livestock and Fish India small-holder dairy value chain strategy and implementation planning workshop (August 2014)
  20. Distribution, delivery and improvement of the Infection and Treatment Method vaccine for East Coast fever, Nairobi (August 2014)
  21. Livestock and Fish Nicaragua dual purpose cattle value chain strategy and implementation planning workshop (August 2014)
  22. Livestock and Fish Burkina Faso small ruminants value chain strategy and implementation planning workshop (July 2014)
  23. Livestock and Fish Tanzania dairy value chain strategy and implementation planning workshop, Dar es Salaam (June 2014)
  24. Climate Change Social Learning gathering evidence learning event (June 2014)
  25. Livestock and Fish Ethiopia small ruminants value chain strategy and implementation planning workshop (June 2014)
  26. Consultation meeting to establish ICARDA Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Program, Addis Ababa (May 2014)
  27. Inception meeting and planning workshop: More pork by and for the poor in Uganda project, Kampala (May 2014)
  28. Communications and knowledge sharing skills development for the Livestock and Fish Tanzania dairy value chain, Nairobi (May 2014)
  29. Side sessions at IFPRI 2020 Building resilience for food and nutrition security (May 2014)
  30. Livestock and Fish partnership roundtable with Wageningen UR (March 2014)
  31. Livestock and Fish Ethiopia small ruminants impact pathways workshop (February 2014)
  32. Africa RISING West Africa review and planning meeting (February 2014)
  33. USAID Global Learning and Evidence Exchange (GLEE) on scaling up agricultural innovations – Asia (January 2014)
  34. Sustainable Intensification and climate change workshop (January 2014)


  1. Participatory Agricultural Research: Approaches, Design and Evaluation (December 2014)
  2. Knowledge management and communication for CGIAR research programs workshop (December 2013)
  3. USAID Global Learning and Evidence Exchange (GLEE) on scaling up agricultural innovations – Africa (December 2013)
  4. Challenge Program for Water and Food communication and knowledge management workshop (December 2013)
  5. Safe Food Fair Food project meat inspectors training (November 2013)
  6. Nile Basin Development Challenge final events (November 2013)
  7. Africa RISING – CSISA Monitoring and Evaluation meeting (November 2013)
  8. ICT4Ag  – the digital springboard for inclusive agriculture (November 2013)
  9. CGIAR Knowledge Day (November 2014)
  10. Africa RISING Ethiopia project review and planning meeting (October 2013)
  11. CLEANED project expert meeting (October 2013)
  12. IWMI Spate Irrigation workshop (October 2013)
  13. Africa RISING annual program learning event (September 2013)
  14. Volta Basin Development Challenge Science week (September 2013)
  15. Agrifood chain toolkit conference: Livestock and fish value chains in East Africa (September 2013)
  16. Africa RISING East and Southern Africa Review and Planning meeting (September 2013)
  17. Sixth African Agriculture Science Week (July 2013)
  18. Agricultural Innovation Systems in Africa conference (May 2013)
  19. Livestock and Fish 1st Annual Program Review and Planning Meeting (May 2013)
  20. Global CIARD consultation (May 2013)
  21. Techfit development meeting (May 2013)
  22. Targeting Action Research on Small Ruminant Value Chains in Ethiopia: Multi-stakeholder Workshop for lowland sheep and goats (April 2013)
  23. Targeting Action Research on Small Ruminant Value Chains in Ethiopia: Multi-stakeholder Workshop for Highland sheep (March 2013)
  24. TechFit workshop (March 2013)
  25. CGIAR Livestock and Fish Feeds Component planning meeting (March 2013)
  26. LIVES research planning meeting (March 2013)
  27. 9th CAADP Partnership Platform meeting (March 2013)
  28. CCAFS annual science meeting 2013 (March 2013)
  29. IDS Climate Change Knowledge Exchange (March 2013)
  30. Bio-Innovate regional scientific conference (February 2013)
  31. Nile Basin Development Challenge / National Land and Water Management Platform meeting (February 2013)
  32. Africa RISING Ethiopian Highlands project planning workshop (February 2013)
  33. UNEP Wollo/Kabe Watershed end of project workshop (February 2013)
  34. Humidtropics CGIAR research program Scientific Research Theme team meeting (February 2013)
  35. Livestock and Fish theory of change and evaluation plan workshop (January 2013)
  36. Africa RISING West Africa stakeholder meeting (January 2013)


  1. CCAFS workshop on taking stock of CGIAR experiences with social learning (November 2012)
  2. NBDC planning meeting (November 2012)
  3. NBDC symposium: Water management modeling in the Nile Basin (November 2012)
  4. Mobilizing AR4D partnerships to improve access to critical animal-source foods, Uruguay (October 2012)
  5. AgriKnowledge ShareFair ‘Towards Food and Nutrition Security in the Horn of Africa’ (October 2012)
  6. Annual review and planning meeting for the Guinea Savannah region (October 2012)
  7. Annual review and planning meeting for the East & Southern Africa region (October 2012)
  8. Organizing, Managing, Communicating and Leveraging Information and Knowledge to Support and Deliver CRP Results (October 2012)
  9. Annual review and planning meeting for the Ethiopian Highlands (September 2012)
  10. Uganda Smallholder Pig Value Chains Development Planning Workshop (September 2012)
  11. Africa RISING ‘research for development’ early win project reflection meeting (September 2012)
  12. Africa RISING monitoring and evaluation expert meeting (September 2012)
  13. Africa RISING ‘Quick Feeds’ early win project synthesis meeting (September 2012)
  14. Facilitating multi-stakeholder processes: Training around uncertainty and complexity (August 2012)
  15. Workshop on a Research Framework for Africa RISING (July 2012)
  16. Ethiopia Small Ruminant Value Chain Consultative Meeting (July 2012)
  17. imGoats reflection and learning workshop (July 2012)
  18. Ethiopia Small Ruminants Value Chain Planning Meeting (June 2012)
  19. Ethiopia Livestock Feeds Synthesis meeting (May 2012)
  20. Ethiopia Quick Feeds ‘Early Win’ Project Inception Workshop (May 2012)
  21. CCAFS workshop on social learning and climate change (May 2012)
  22. India Dairy Value Chain Planning Meeting (May 2012)
  23. Vietnam Pork Value Chain Planning Meeting (May 2012)
  24. CIMMYT regional mechanization entrepreneurship workshop (April 2012)
  25. Volta Basin Development Challenge communication workshop (March 2012)
  26. Tanzania Dairy Value Chain Inception Workshop (March 2012)
  27. Ethiopia Livestock Feeds inception Workshop (February 2012)
  28. Africa RISING Inception Workshop: Sustainable Intensification of Cereal‐based Farming Systems in East and Southern Africa (February 2012)
  29. Africa RISING Design Workshop: Sustainable intensification in the Ethiopian Highlands (January 2012)
  30. MilkIT pre-inception workshop (January 2012)
  31. Project Design Workshop: Sustainable Intensification of Cereal-based Farming Systems in the Sudano-Sahelian Zone of West Africa (January 2012)
  32. From 2012 onwards, we have also been organizing and facilitating quarterly gatherings of the Knowledge Management for Development community of practice in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  1. NBDC national platform on land and water meeting (December 2011)
  2. SLP Crop residue tradeoffs project progress review meeting (December 2011)
  3. ILRI PLE Theme retreat (December 2011)
  4. CCAFS climate smart crop breeding workshop (December 2011)
  5. 3rd International Forum on Water and Food (November 2011)
  6. LiveSTOCK Exchange (November 2011)
  7. IFPRI Conference: Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Enhancing Food Security in Africa (November 2011)
  8. TechFit Workshop to Develop a Tool for Feed Technology Screening and Prioritization (September 2011)
  9. IPMS workshop on market-oriented smallholder agriculture in Ethiopia (June 2011)
  10. Conference on the future of pastoralism in Africa (March 2011)
  11. IPMS/ILRI gender and market oriented agriculture workshop (February 2011)
  1. Crop residue tradeoffs in crop-livestock systems: Project teams meet in Addis Ababa (December 2010)
  2. Final Workshop of the Fodder Adoption project (November 2010)
  3. Ethiopia National Dairy Forum (November 2010)
  4. 5th All Africa conference on animal agriculture (November 2010)
  5. CGIAR livestock-fish research program – audio and video (November 2010)
  6. Livestock fish mega program – report of the stakeholder discussions (September 2010)
  7. Livestock fish mega program – stakeholder workshop (August 2010)
  1. SLP Livestock Programme Group meeting (December 2009)

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