Instructional design, helping researchers pass on their findings
Article / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / ILRI

Instructional design, helping researchers pass on their findings

Applying the principles of instructional design to the development of blended learning programs could help ILRI scientists pass on their findings to those actors and agencies in country, and help embed research into policy making and development processes. These are the findings in a nutshell of the latest brief produced by the Instructional Design Specialist, Deborah Wyburn, of the Capacity Development Unit of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Continue reading

Mobile technology-driven capacity development: Lessons from mNutrition and IBLI projects
Africa / CapDev / CCAFS / DRYLANDSCRP / Ethiopia / ILRI / Insurance / Kenya / Nutrition / SLS

Mobile technology-driven capacity development: Lessons from mNutrition and IBLI projects

With global mobile technology growing exponentially, the opportunities for resource- and infrastructure-poor countries to rapidly expand learning are huge. Two projects managed by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)—mNutrition and Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI)—have seized this opportunity and developed mobile technology solutions to challenges they encountered. Continue reading

Capacity development, and innovation systems and platforms
Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Innovation Systems

Capacity development, and innovation systems and platforms

Multi-stakeholder or innovation platforms are increasingly seen as a promising vehicle for agricultural innovation and development. In the field of agricultural research for development (AR4D), such platforms are an important element of a commitment to more intentional, structured and long-term engagement among sector stakeholders. See ILRI capacity development brief 5, Capacity development, and innovation systems … Continue reading

Developing future leaders in research, ILRI’s graduate fellows program
Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / ILRI / Research

Developing future leaders in research, ILRI’s graduate fellows program

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) graduate fellowship program has grown from strength to strength. In 2015, ILRI offered opportunities to more than 200 young scientists and graduate fellows from national agricultural research organizations (NARS), universities and other partner institutions globally. These emerging researchers undertake research for development activities within ILRI projects, access ILRI research facilities and are mentored by ILRI senior scientists, themselves engaged in cutting-edge agricultural research. Continue reading

A look at multi-stakeholder (aka innovation) platforms: From Africa RISING to MilkIT to imGoats to Humidtropics
ASSP / CapDev / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Innovation Systems / PIL / Research

A look at multi-stakeholder (aka innovation) platforms: From Africa RISING to MilkIT to imGoats to Humidtropics

Multi-stakeholder or innovation platforms are increasingly seen as a promising vehicle for agricultural innovation and development. In the field of agricultural research for development (AR4D), such platforms are an important element of a commitment to more structural and long-term engagement between stakeholders in the agricultural sector. Continue reading

CGIAR Innovation Platform Case Study Competition: And the winner is . . .
Agriculture / ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / Communications / Congo-DR / Event Report / Humid Tropics / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / PIL / Rwanda / Spotlight / Uganda

CGIAR Innovation Platform Case Study Competition: And the winner is . . .

In Nov 2014, to better assess the efficiency of these innovation platforms and to document their successes and challenges in different developing countries, Humidtropics launched an Innovation Platforms Case Study Competition. In Feb 2015, twelve candidates were selected to participate in a writeshop focused on writing­ strong, reflective and cohesive case studies. Earlier this month (Jun 2015), jury members in an editors’ meeting reviewed all the final submissions and chose eight cases to be featured in a Humidtropics Anthology to be published by an academic publisher before the end of 2015; the jury also recommended that two cases be published separately. Continue reading

ILRI at the CGIAR Development Dialogues: A ‘Storify’ collection of highlights
A4NH / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / Event Report / Food Security / FSZ / Human Health / ILRI / Knowledge and Information / LIVESTOCKFISH / North America / Participation / Policy / SLS / Spotlight / USA

ILRI at the CGIAR Development Dialogues: A ‘Storify’ collection of highlights

Click on the slides below to view a ‘Storify’ collection of highlights of inputs and outputs of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) at the CGIAR Development Dialogues, held at Columbia University, in New York City, last week (25 Sep 2014). Continue reading