Capacity development

Capacity development at ILRI

Capacity development at ILRI involves the development of attitudes, skills, institutional set ups as well as knowledge in agricultural research and development. ILRI works with individuals, organizations and institutions engaged in research and development as well as those making agricultural investment decisions at all levels across the sector.

ILRI views its capacity development work as an integral element to successful livestock research for development. This refers to the intentional and purpose-driven efforts to increase the capacity of its stakeholders to undertake and use research to generate development outcomes and scale up in a sustainable manner. In this respect, capacity development is an integral and essential part of successful livestock research for development that delivers outcomes and impact. People, results and outcomes are thus associated with many units and projects at ILRI; leadership is provided by ILRI’s Capacity Development Unit.

From 13-15 September, eight researchers and partners working in Vietnam under the ‘Market-based approaches to improving the safety of pork in Vietnam’ project which is known as SafePORK, were recently trained in integrating gender and social aspects in their project interventions. Continue reading →
ILRI Asia, Sep/2017
Africa RISING in collaboration with the private Faji Apple farm in Debre Birhan organized a series of training sessions on apple production and management for scaling-up partners in North Shewa Zone, Amhara region in July 2017. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Aug/2017
By Jane Githinji, assistant director of veterinary services, Kenya and ABCF alumnus As head of the virology laboratory at the Central Veterinary Laboratories in the Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) in Kenya, my responsibilities include lab...
Beca-ILRI Hub, Aug/2017
The Africa RISING project team is taking improved technologies to scale targeting thousands of farmers beyond the communities where the validation was done. This wider focus is changing how the project team is going about the business of agricultural extension. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Aug/2017

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Capacity development is a prominent feature of ILRI’s strategy, setting the context for the capacity development agenda of the institute. In line with this, there are over 70 staff across the institute working on capacity development at different levels of investment, with over 15 of these working exclusively on CapDev issues / projects.

Consistent with the approach of embedding CapDev work into ILRI projects and CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs), the majority of the staff are embedded directly into various ILRI programs.

The staff members below all work on capacity development to varying degrees. Click here to see a more structured breakdown of ILRI’s investment in capacity development.

Agnes Njeri Mburu
Technical Assistant
Andrew Mude
Principal Economist
Azage Tegegne
Principal Scientist; LIVES Project Manager; Deputy to the Director General's Representative in Ethiopia
Berhanu Gebremedhin
Senior Scientist-Agricultural Economist and Research Coordinator, LIVES
Brenda Wandera Gache
Market and Capacity Development Manager

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The International Livestock Research Institute, and other partners in the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics (Humidtropics) have released eight briefs to help CGIAR Research Programs integrate key ‘capacity development in systems’ concepts into their work. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Nov/2016

In mid-2016, ILRI's capacity development unit will use the services of ProctorU to test the extent to which partner organisations (LCPs) in the mNutrition project have mastered online content before committing its trainers to running in-country workshops. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2016

ILRI is a ‘host’ and ‘home’ institute for the CIRCLE program which is integrated into ILRI’s graduate fellowship program and coordinated by the Capacity Development unit with support from the Livestock Systems and Environment (LSE) program and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Continue reading

ILRI clippings, May/2015

What is the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish doing to develop capacity to enhance smallholder agricultural value chains in Asia, Africa and Latin America? Take a look at this wonderfully animated 6-minute video to find out. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/2015

Call for Applications for a Netherlands Funded Tailor-Made Training Program initiative (TMT) for Kenya Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Nov/2014

The International Foundation for Science (IFS) calls for individual research grants by early-career scientists in the developing world to undertake research on the sustainable management of biological and water resources Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Nov/2014

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