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.
- Action learning: Teaching others to engage with learners
- Capacity needs assessment (CNA): CNA framework and tools for the partners of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock CRP
- Capacity development for a policy network in Kenya
- Making connections, enabling innovation—Capacity development: strengthening institutions, skills and knowledge
- Enhancing gender capacity in the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock: Report of a Gender Training Workshop for partners in Ethiopia
- Participatory Impact Assessment following training of smallholder pig farmers on biosecurity for the control of African swine fever in Uganda
- Guideline for participatory training on African swine fever control for smallholder pig farmers in Uganda
- Africa RISING Mali: Capacity needs assessment
- Approaches to strengthen the capacity to integrate gender in agricultural research programs
- CIMMYT smallholder’s mechanization strategy for sustainable intensification agriculture
- SENTINEL: Social and environmental trade-offs in African agriculture
- Research and learning for sustainable intensification of smallholder livestock value chains in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Tanzania
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
On what (and how and when) to measure when measuring impacts of agricultural research for development
By ILRI's Iain Wright: On 6–8 Jul 2017, I attended a conference at ICRAF on Impacts of International Agricultural Research: Rigorous Evidence for Policy organized jointly by the CGIAR ISPC's SPIA and PIM. I welcomed the delegates at this meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, on behalf of ICRAF and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the two CGIAR centres headquartered in Nairobi. A modified version of my address and personal reflections on impact assessment in CGIAR follows. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Aug/2017
The Going Places project, in collaboration with the ACGG Ethiopia team, organized an open 'Doro family day', a special event for children and their parents, at the ILRI campus in Addis Ababa on 10 June 2017. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Jul/2017
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.
Lance W. Robinson
Capacity Development Manager
Mamusha Lemma Woldegiorgis
Capacity Development and Innovation Expert
Martina Mueni Kyalo
Research Associate - Crops