‘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’ are 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:
- August 14, 2013: Can smallholders mitigate global warming? by Klaus Butterbach-Bahl
- June 26, 2013: Dairy hubs in East Africa – Lessons from the East Africa Dairy Development project, by Isabelle Baltenweck and Gerald Mutinda
- 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 Gebremedhin
- February 7,2013:The Water Footprint of Livestock Products, by Arjen Hoekstra
- January 18, 2013: People, the planet, and sustainable livestock, by Jeroen Dijkman
- December 11,2012: Livestock and mobile technology, by Susan Kahumbu
- November 28, 2012: Livestock and climate change, by Mario Herrero
- October 31, 2012: ‘The deadly gifts of livestock‘, by Delia Grace
- September 26, 2012: ‘Feed the Future: Using crop by-products to intensify and sustain food production‘, by 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.