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Natural Resources expert joins ILRIs People Livestock and the environment team

Lance W. Robinson has joined ILRIs People Livestock and the Environment theme as post-doctoral scientist based in Nairobi. He will be working with the team Reducing Vulnerability of Livestock Based Livelihoods working on climate change and the vulnerability of marginal systems and peoples. His areas of expertise include capacity strengthening, drylands, environment, livelihoods, pastoralism, resilience … Continue reading

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Downie appointed horn of Africa Consortium Coordinator

Katie Downie has been appointed the Coordinator for the Technical Consortium to Build Resilience to Drought in the Horn of Africa.  Katie holds a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Edinburgh and has 20 years of experience working in East Africa.  She most recently worked at Oxfam GB as Resilience & Horn of Africa … Continue reading

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Collaboration in research needed to end poverty in humid tropics

Understanding the different conditions of regions and adjusting development activities to the unique circumstances of each area is key to ending poverty. This is one of the conclusions that the global planning team for the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics. The team working on this program met in Nairobi June … Continue reading

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Collaboration in drylands research will achieve greater impact

Collective skills and collective knowledge will be very useful and achieve greater impact as the 15 members of the CGIAR consortium move into the new research methods under the CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs). This was said by Iain Wright, the director of the People Livestock and Environment Theme at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). … Continue reading

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ILRI post-doc Didier Zida returns to Burkina Faso

Didier Zida, a post-doctoral scientist has returned to Burkina Faso following a six- month stint with ILRI’s People, Livestock and Environment theme in Nairobi. Zida is also working with PLE to implement the Livelihood diversifying potential of livestock based carbon sequestration options in pastoral and agro pastoral systems in Africa project. He said at the … Continue reading

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Wildlife conservancies come under scrutiny

Wildlife conservancies will today come under scrutiny in a workshop to discuss wildlife tourism as a response to climate change. The workshop is organized under the auspices of the Enabling livestock based economies in Kenya to adapt to climate change: A Review of payment for ecosystem services from wildlife tourism as a climate change adaptation … Continue reading

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ILRI-PLE hosts policymaker, practitioner and community user workshop

The Permanent Secretary in Kenya’s Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources, Mr Ali Mohammed (EBS) will on Tuesday 14th February 2012 give the opening address at a policy workshop hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Mr Mohammed was recently elected as Vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The … Continue reading