‘Livestock live talks’ is a new series of high-level monthly institutional one-hour seminars hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).
The new seminar series aims to address livestock-related issues, mobilize external as well as in-house expertise and audiences and engage the livestock community around interdisciplinary conversations that ask hard questions and seek to refine current concepts and practices.
ILRI’s director general, Jimmy Smith, explained: ‘We want to provide a space and platform for conversations around pro-poor livestock for development issues’.
‘Livestock live talks’ will be held monthly, usually on the last Wednesday of the month, from 3–4pm (come at 2:45 to grab a coffee or tea). They will be conducted live from ILRI’s principal institutional bases in Nairobi and Addis Ababa, with some talks later generated in other regions. We’ll use WebEx to give all ILRI staff and partners the opportunity to listen to, and participate in, these new livestock talks.
Every talk will be facilitated to ensure strong participation, will be promoted in various print and online channels and will be documented on Twitter, Facebook, Slideshare, Yammer, ILRI’s blogs and other social media.
Livestock live talks include:
- April 24,2013: Seeding new ideas in agriculture, by Rob Burnett
- March 27,2013:Commodities, innovation and action research in Ethiopia, by, Dirk Hoekstra, Azage Tegegne and Berhanu Gebermedhin
- February 7,2013:The Water Footprint of Livestock Products, by creator of the ‘water footprint’ concept Arjen Hoekstra
- January 18, 2013: People, the planet, and sustainable livestock, by an internationally recognized authority on agricultural innovation systems Jeroen Dijkman
- December 11,2012: Livestock and mobile technology, by an agriculturalist and social entrepreneur Susan Kahumbu
- November 28, 2012: Livestock and climate change, by ILRI agricultural systems analyst Mario Herrero
- October 31, 2012: ‘The deadly gifts of livestock‘, by ILRI veterinary epidemiologist Delia Grace
- September 26, 2012: ‘Feed the Future: Using crop by-products to intensify and sustain food production‘, by ILRI animal nutritionist Michael Blümmel
‘Livestock live talks’ is a seminar series at ILRI that aims to address livestock-related issues, mobilize external as well as in-house expertise and audiences and engage the livestock community around interdisciplinary conversations that ask hard questions and seek to refine current research concepts and practices.
All ILRI staff, partners and donors, and interested outsiders are invited. Those non-staff wanting to come, please contact Angeline Nekesa at a.nekesa[at]cgiar.org (or via ILRI switchboard 422-3000) to let her know. If you would like to give one of these seminars, or have someone you would like to recommend, please contact Silvia Silvestri at s.silvestri[at]cgiar.org (or via ILRI switchboard 422-3000).