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 / Gender / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Value Chains

Piecing together the (gender) research for (capacity) development puzzle

Conducting Research for Development is at the heart of the Research Program on Livestock and Fish’s value chain approach. Diana Brandes argues that, in a world of complex sustainable development challenges, the solution(s) to ensure program outputs respond to localized demands to facilitate value chain transformation is a puzzle, where any number of rural communities, organizations, institutions may hold different pieces. Continue reading