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.

The British High Commissioner to Kenya, His Excellency Mr Nic Hailey, made a courtesy visit to the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) on Tuesday, 31 July 2018. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Aug/2018
Global Livestock Advocacy for Development (GLAD) has been a two-year project whose main objective has been to raise investor interest in livestock-related research-for-development issues. It has done this largely by distilling and presenting evidence and creative content about smallholder livestock systems and their critical roles in sustainable food systems and development. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Aug/2018
Farmer feedback workshops carried out in Nandi and Bomet counties in Kenya address various challenges faced by dairy smallholders. Based on results from previous data collected, training sessions on various aspects of dairy farming are delivered. Continue reading →
Mazingira, Jul/2018
Local sociocultural norms and an individual’s ability to meet socially constructed roles determine our understanding of the ‘empowerment’ of women and men in rural communities. These were the findings of a study in Ethiopia that tested the suitability of an existing survey-based Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index's (WEAI) domains and indicators. Continue reading →
Policies, institutions and livelihoods, Jul/2018

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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.

Emmanuel Karanja Kinuthia
Research Assistant III
Eric Fevre
Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
Eunice Magoma Machuka
Research Associate
Fred Unger
Veterinary Epidemiologist & CIM Expert
Gebremedhin Woldewahid
Regional Coordinator

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The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering up to seven (7) research grants for young Kenyan academics and scientists for the academic year 2015/2016 to pursue a PhD in Germany. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jun/2014

Stakeholders involved in Humidtropics platforms from Africa, Asia, and Central America came together for the Humidtropics Capacity Development workshops held between April 29 and May 2, 2014, in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshops covered different approaches to agricultural innovation and were measurably successful in increasing knowledge and changing attitudes. Iddo Dror reflects on the learning that took place during the workshop. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jun/2014

From 29 April to 2 May 2014, the Humidtropics CGIAR research program held a capacity development workshop in Nairobi. The main topics of discussion were agricultural innovation systems, design and implementation of multi-stakeholder platforms (MSP), capturing knowledge and learning in MSPs, and reflexive monitoring of MSPs.
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ILRI clippings, May/2014

New guidelines for the graduate fellowship program at ILRI are now in place that will enable the program to better serve the needs of graduate fellow researchers at ILRI. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Apr/2014

Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announces a call for International Awards for young agricultural researchers. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Apr/2014

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