Headed by Susan MacMillan, this team develops communication strategies; creates ILRI’s brand; synthesizes ILRI messages; produces ILRI’s corporate publications, including annual report, film and multimedia products, issue briefs, posters and exhibits; writes news releases for the media and news stories for ILRI’s website and blogs (Paul Karaimu); develops online news rooms and manages media campaigns (Muthoni Njiru); and builds ILRI’s presence on other social media.
Over the last 20 years, researchers at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) have collected and generated an extensive range of spatial data layers. A number of these layers are directly related to livestock, such as distribution, health and production. Other layers, however, cover more general topics such as human population density, climate and infrastructure. Some of the datasets cover only specific project, while others are county-wide, regional, continental or even global.
This collection of data can be of great value for students, researchers, farmers, policy makers or anybody else interested in spatial analysis. There is therefore a need to share it with both our collaborators and the general public. For that reason we started cataloguing data available at the institute in an easy to access format and availing it over the internet/intranet. This effort has so far resulted in some of the layers being directly downloadable from this website. Efforts to organize, standardize, clean and document all available data and the exciting world of interactive online mapping is currently underway.
The ILRI GIS Group envisions a fast-growing network of partners sharing not only data, but also outputs of analysis and knowledge. It therefore facilitates the sharing of information among technical partners, brings together an array of spatially linked databases, and helps strengthen the capacity of regional and national partners in spatial data analysis.
Headed by Peter Ballantyne, the KMIS team facilitates processes and activities at ILRI to generate, capture and organize, exchange and share information and knowledge. We aim to:
Empower ILRI staff and our partners to capture, connect and share knowledge;
Collect, organize and license all ILRI research products and outputs for maximum re-use;
Extend the accessibility and visibility of ILRI’s research outputs;
Present the ‘evidence base’ from our works for others to easily find and use;
Enable better learning and communication across ILRI projects and locations;
Improve the effectiveness of ILRI-led projects and research.
What are some of the things we do?
We set up and manage web sites and web communication platforms (external, internal, for events and projects); we help design and facilitate workshops and events; we support learning, communication and knowledge management processes; we design and publish a range of print and digital products (reports, video, photos, posters, training materials ...); we organize and publish information resources online; and we provide information access services to ILRI staff.
CGIAR Collective Action in Eastern and Southern Africa, is the evolving, collaborative program of a network of the fifteen CGIAR Centers with Sub-Regional Organizations, FARA, regional networks and voluntary partners primarily from national agricultural institutes and universities that aims to add value to ongoing agricultural research in eastern and southern Africa.