RESEARCH TO INFORM AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD SECURITY POLICY AND PRACTICE IN KENYA – 1ST SECOND COHORT TRAINING WORKSHOP
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Date and time: 
Thu, 2019-02-14 (All day)
Location / Venue: 

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University of Nairobi’s researchers (Stephen Mureithi, Cecilia Onyango, DaselKaindi, Jane Mutune, and Esther Kanduma) completed a postdoc training on translating science to policy in 2018, facilitated by ILRI with funding from AgriFoSe2030 Programme. The main objective of the ILRI/AgriFose training initiative was to enhance the capacity of recent PhD graduates to undertake policy relevant research and analysis and disseminate their work to the policy making community in support of agriculture and food security in Kenya. As part of creating a network of young scientists doing research for policy, the first cohort trainees are offering similar training to a second cohort of postdocs from the University of Nairobi using the knowledge they gained from the training by ILRI. The first training Workshop for the Second Cohort was held at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences on Thursday 14th February 2019, from 9am-5pm.

The Workshop was officially opened by the Dean - Faculty of Agriculture, Prof. George Chemenigwa. During this Workshop, the mentees were exposed to the following topics: Policy making process in Kenya, role of research in policy, systematic review, communication part 1, and policy advocacy. The mentees presented the problem they plan to address in coming up with their policy briefs, which will be one of the key outputs for the training. Three more training workshops are planned in 2019: • ILRI Workshop: 11-12th March 2019 • Second Workshop: 2-3rd May 2019 • Third Workshop: 25-26th July 2019

Expiry Date: 
Sun, 2021-02-28 (All day)
Contact Person: 

Dr. S Mureithi