Africa / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / East Africa / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / PIL / Uganda / Value Chains

Bringing piggery to the fore: ILRI partners with private sector to train 150 smallholder pig producers in Uganda

In Uganda, the ‘MorePORK’ project has engaged Enterprise Uganda, a specialist in capacity building for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to conduct a series of entrepreneurship and business management trainings that will benefit 150 pig farmers in Kabonera and Kyanamukaaka subcounties of Masaka District. Continue reading

Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / Ethiopia / Food Security / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Partnership / Tanzania / Value Chains

Capacity development for sustainable food security: Role of public private partnerships

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

Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Opinion Piece

Are you game for (Theories of) Change in an unpredictable world ?

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

Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / CGIAR / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research

What does it take to make capacity development happen in a research for development program?

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

Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / CGIAR / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Value Chains

Capacity development: facilitating the leap from individual learning to sustainable livelihood outcomes

The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish is leading a major initiative to consolidate research and development efforts for a pro-poor transformation of smallholder value chains. This multi-centre research program will make its scientific research relevant by fostering the leap from individual learning to sustainable livelihood outcomes and impacts through an integrated capacity development approach. Continue reading

Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / Communications / Dairying / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge & Information / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Tanzania Dairy Development Forum partners trained in communications approaches and tools

In May, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) hosted a training workshop in Nairobi for communication staff working for the Tanzania Dairy Development Forum (DDF). Katarina Mungure of the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) reflects on the event. Continue reading