Here are some short courses that can be completed at your own pace. We suggest that you keep a checklist and notes of each part of the course or study series, and complete them in the order provided.
Library Access for Success: Finding Literature for Livestock Research. Here are free resources for researchers from developing countries.
Integration of gender and nutrition into livestock research projects: Learn about how nutrition and gender deserve attention within research projects.
In Phase 2 (2020-2025), we will be moving from what we call Capacity 1.0 that focuses on particular types of technical and soft skills, such as lab management, statistical analysis, teaching, communication skills, etc. to Capacity 2.0. USAID’s forthcoming approach to local capacity development (LCD) argues that every organization has a system which needs to be appreciated. Previous efforts often focused on improving an organization’s ability to manage USAID projects and directives and less on strengthening system capacity. Capacity 2.0, then, is a combination of Capacity 1.0 focused on management, governance, strategic planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning, plus collaboration and creating social value through organizational and institutional strengthening. Going forward, our focus will be on capabilities of various livestock research organizations (collective ability) and competencies (of individuals within the broader research organization system) and apply LCD systems-wide approaches to engage policy and key decision makers to support and sustain changes in the system.
The priorities in Phase 2 will focus on:
Our LCD activities involve three interrelated processes, based on the Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems (CDAIS) toolkit:
The HICD team is led by Dr. Sandra Russo and Dr. Nargiza Ludgate from the University of Florida’s Office for Global Research Engagement.
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems (click for Home page) is part of Feed the Future
This work was funded in whole or part by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Food Security under Agreement # AID-OAA-L-15-00003 as part of Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems. Additional funding was received from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed here are those of the authors alone.