capacity development

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The Smallholder Pig Value Chain Development (SPVCD) in Uganda project, which is led by ILRI, has established partnerships with private sector organizations to offer advisory services through trainings for pig farmers in Uganda. In February 2015, ILRI collaborated with Pig Production and Marketing Uganda Limited on a training workshop on piggery management for small and medium-scale farmers. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Apr/2015

Improving value chains performance is high on the agenda of Livestock and Fish country value chain programs. Public-private partnerships can identify stakeholders with a significant interest in value chain programing, allowing for mutual trust building and understanding to accommodate different roles, responsibilities, interests, joint design and co-delivery of research for development work. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Mar/2015

In 2014, the International Livestock Research Institution (ILRI) undertook a survey with partners in targeted Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program value chains in four countries (Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Nicaragua) to ascertain their gaps in gender capacity related to integrating gender into agricultural programming. In all four countries, the primary obstacles to integrating gender included lack of financial resources, lack of staff training and lack of appropriate gender tools. The results from the survey motivated the Livestock and Fish Program to commission a more systematic gender capacity assessment. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Mar/2015

This week I am attending a workshop organized by our CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish to refine frameworks and tools for a new Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system based on the program’s Theory of Change and Impact Pathways, aiming to ensure common understanding of theories, to discuss how they can be used for planning, critical reflection and accountability; and to develop change pathways for the pilot value chains in which it will be tested. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Feb/2015

Through training fish farmers on “best management practices”, the Improving Employment and Income through Development of Egypt’s Aquaculture Sector (IEIDEAS) project aims to sustainably strengthen this growing industry by helping farmers to increase the productivity and profitability of their ponds. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Feb/2015

Capacity development is a priority in the Livestock and Fish Program gender strategy. As part of this strategy, the program has embarked on an initiative to strengthen the capacity of its national partners in mainstreaming gender in their work to achieve gender equity, improve food security, nutrition and agricultural development. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Dec/2014

The global dominant development issue this year Sustainable Development is front and centre. Though sustainability means different things to different people, one thing becomes clearer: Convergence on the importance of Capacity Development and Partnerships with over ten references made in the UN Sustainable Development Goals document. 2014, my first full year working for ILRI and … Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Dec/2014

Increasing the productivity of small-scale production systems to make animal-source foods more readily available to poor consumers is a complex issue which requires a multi-faceted approach. With this concept in mind, scientists are working alongside territorial alliances to generate knowledge and initiatives to improve resource management through research. An example of this initiative, called the Learning Alliance. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Dec/2014

Reflecting on the report by the UN Secretary General’s Data Revolution Group, Diana Brandes explores ways the data revolution mean for organizational and human capability development? Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Nov/2014

Conducting Research for Development is at the heart of the Research Program on Livestock and Fish's value chain approach. Diana Brandes argues that, in a world of complex sustainable development challenges, the solution(s) to ensure program outputs respond to localized demands to facilitate value chain transformation is a puzzle, where any number of rural communities, organizations, institutions may hold different pieces. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Nov/2014

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Brenda Wandera Gache
Market and Capacity Development Manager
Ewen Le Borgne
Team leader Knowledge, Engagement and Collaboration
Gail Amare
Head of Administration, Ethiopia Campus
Iddo Dror
Head of Capacity Development
Jacqueline Muithya
Admin Assistant
Kindu Mekonnen (PhD)
Crop-Livestock Systsems Scientist
Lance W. Robinson
Environmental Governance and Resilience Specialist
Mamusha Lemma Woldegiorgis
Capacity Development and Innovation Expert
Tigist Endashaw
Adminstrative Officer - DG Representative / Head of Admin Offices

People working on capacity development

Brenda Wandera Gache
Market and Capacity Development Manager
Ewen Le Borgne
Team leader Knowledge, Engagement and Collaboration
Gail Amare
Head of Administration, Ethiopia Campus
Iddo Dror
Head of Capacity Development
Jacqueline Muithya
Admin Assistant
Kindu Mekonnen (PhD)
Crop-Livestock Systsems Scientist
Lance W. Robinson
Environmental Governance and Resilience Specialist
Mamusha Lemma Woldegiorgis
Capacity Development and Innovation Expert

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