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event design page 6–7 November 2014 Day 2 (ILRI campus)

0830 Recap of the first day / process for day 2 Facilitators: Peter Ballantyne, Ewen Le Borgne
Displaying photos from the previous day?
0900 DG Intermission / hard talk Interviewer: Brian Perry
Interviewees: ILRI directors general: Hank Fitzhugh, Carlos Sere, Jimmy Smith ("What was our thinking then and what is it now about livestock")
0930 Plenary: Livestock and the world in 2054 Feedback from Day 1
Three roundtables give short interventions on: ‘In the year 2054, planet earth has 10 billion citizens XXXX….’ (this could be fun, imaginative, and should be challenging) Ideally they present an overall vision/challenge.
Final take by Iain Wright on what was heard in the morning...
Perhaps with comms person (1 slide synthesis on what happened).
1015 Arrangements for parallel group work Introduction of spaces, assigned facilitators, the general flow, information about the lunch and coming back in the afternoon.
1030 Break
1100 Parallel sessions
* Livestock and the environment (Mats Lannerstad / Steve Kemp) at InfoCentre
* Livestock and sustainable food and nutritional security (Peter Thorne / Julie Ojango) at Lalibela
* Livestock and economic wellbeing (Isabelle Baltenweck/Vish Nene) at Lalibela
* Livestock and healthy lives (Delia Grace / Eric Fevre / Barbara Szonyi) at main tent
Four parallel sessions organised by ILRI teams, including partners and others – each can organise how they wish, with the aim of coming with ‘solutions’ as to how the livestock sector will deliver on the 2054 promises/vision (emerging from day 1 and the 0930 plenary). These can be a mix of presentation, discussion, panels, etc.
1230 –
Buffet lunch This can also be used as ‘food for thought’ interactive discussions part of the parallel sessions.
1400 Parallel sessions continue
1500 Refreshments available
1530 Board intermission / hard talk
Interviewer: Brian Perry
ILRI board chairs: Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Neville Clark
Or possibly some ILRI Alumni instead of Board members?
Research for/in development (capacity development)
1600 Feedback from parallel sessions
* Livestock and the environment
* Livestock and sustainable food and nutritional security
* Livestock and economic wellbeing
* Livestock and healthy lives
8 minutes each (plus 5 mins for challengers plus 2 mins to respond).
Some kind of Dragons' den/challenge format.
Reports back should be in the form of ‘solution-driven vision and actions to reach Need ‘challengers.’
1700 ILRI@40: what did we learn?
One bright somebody
Really brief highlights from all the Addis events (by the bright somebody)
And reflections on the whole series of ILRI@40 events (Shirley)
And some words on what will happen next…
1720 Closing remarks
Lindiwe Majele Sibanda
2100 Close

PROCESS notes for the PARALLEL sessions

  • Role of Conveners:

Key role is to mobilize others to contribute to the session Will work with CKM staff (Peter and Ewen) on the format/style of their sessions. Aim is to balance ‘interaction’ with ‘delivery’ of outputs. Guide preparation of any materials to ‘support’ the session [overall ILRI40 event will help to harvest previous conversations and insights).

  • Sessions:

Sessions will be engaging and interactive, will focus on the overall livestock agenda and will be split along thematic areas as per the ILRI@40 theme – Livestock-based options for sustainable food and nutritional security, economic well-being and healthy lives Parallel sessions should build on earlier inputs and contributions (visions and challenges to 2054) to: 1) set out a vision or challenge for their livestock issue area in 2054; 2) specify solutions/opportunities that need to be overcome/grasped in the coming 40 years; 3) identify areas where investment is needed to deliver on the futuristic vision/challenge. In the report back, teams should document then present their livestock vision/challenge and its significance and set out the agenda to realize it. The visions will be challenged in plenary. Incorporate wild cards (positive and negative).

  • Participants:

Mix of people from across ILRI and participants (IS as well as BioS). Conveners to identify key participants (internal and external to ILRI) that MUST attend and contribute.

Session process facilitators: Peter, Ewen, Muthoni, Tsehay.

The discussions will be supported in documenting and communications from CKM team.

  • Sidney, Susan, Doreen, Tezira; plus Paul, plus social media etc.
  • And Keith Sones will also document the sessions / report about them.

Livestock and the Environment #env

Aim: Generate a 2054 livestock research ‘challenge’ or challenges (vision of success, scenario); as well as associated ‘solutions’ as to how the livestock sector will deliver on the 2054 promises/vision (emerging from day 1 of the conference and the 0930 plenary).

Time Length Topic Speaker
11:00 5 min Process intro
11.05 15min Livestock and the environment: Past, Present, and Future

Reactions to day 1 / plenary before the parallel
* Polly Ericksen
11.20 20 min Provoking Presentation / Interventions

* Tara Garnett (video)
* Henning Steinfeld
11.40 50min ‘L&E’ research scenario to 2054?
Setting ourselves a big challenge


Can we agree ‘the’ L&E challenge for researchers to aspire to? A vision of success?

By 2054, …
* Polly Ericksen
* Tim Robinson
* Lindiwe Sibanda
* Steve Kemp
* Mats Lannerstad
12.30 90min Food FOR Thoughts - Interactive Lunch
All around scenarios and solutions
Environmentally sustainable lunch.
* What you are eating – from livestock means what?
* What does Big Facts mean in Ethiopia? (CCAFS big facts)
* Food safety
* Film, 10min (on repeat mode)
* 10-15 posters
* Discussions
PhD students
Junior researchers
14.00 10min Thoughts FROM Food
What did we learn from lunch
14.10 5 min Sharing ‘best bet’ Big Future solutions – process intro
Present, no questions.
Rapid, lively, fun.
14.15 5min Big Future solution – Big data; small farms Mark van Wijk
14.20 5min Big Future solution - Water and livestock Mats Lannerstad
14.25 5min Big Future solution - GHGs Klaus Butterbach-Bahl
14.30 5min Big Future solution – Animal genetics Ulf Magnusson
14.35 50min Synthesis and debate into statement
Starting from our challenge?
What are the most promising interventions
Any threats we might face along the way
Likelihood of success
Mix of contrasting and outspoken panellists
Capture on PPT or similar

Maybe needs to be tiny brainstorms; voting; short comments
* Mark Eisler
* Henning Steinfeld
* Steve Kemp
* Simon Fraval
* Fiona Flintan
15.25 5min End and thank you Chair
16:00 8 min Present proposition to Plenary

The big research challenge [vision of success]
The big ‘researchable’ solutions
The big threats
Likelihood of success
* Polly Ericksen

“Issue Posters”

  • Ex-ante, multi-criteria analyses, environmental frameworks, trade-offs
  • GHGs and CC – Klaus et al (and Mariana Rufino as ex ILRI)
  • Nutrients and monitoring – Klaus Butterbach-Bahl and David Pelster and lab ILRI
  • Drylands and resilience – Silvia Silvestri, Polly Ericksen, Mohammed Said and Lance Robinson
  • Water and livestock – Ylva Ran and Mats Lannerstad and Jens Heinke
  • Spatial distribution and environment – Tim Robinson

Supporting “Project Posters”

  • Catherine Pfeifer – NBDC work. Participatory Mapping, Engaging Community, a “way of working”
  • Alan Duncan – NBDC work. Knows more about Catherine’s or similar work?
  • LiveGene

Livestock and sustainable food and nutritional security #SI

Aim: Generate a 2054 livestock research ‘challenge’ or challenges (vision of success, scenario); as well as associated ‘solutions’ as to how the livestock sector will deliver on the 2054 promises/vision (emerging from day 1 of the conference and the 0930 plenary).

Tentative agenda:

  • 11.00 welcome (Boni) + process intro (facilitator)
  • 11.10 Julie introducing the session contents as one whole presentation (slideshow including videos and visuals about the different scenarios) + referring to the previous day's challenges.
  • 11.20 (4x3’) Brief position / plenary statements presented by group conveners to tease out interest from participants to go for any of the sub-groups. These statements address: Where have we been, where are we now, what are the possible trajectories for the future – for four scenarios (conveners in brackets):

Technology-based “agro-industrialization” (Skalazo Dube); Sustainable intensification at multiple scales (Fantahun Mengiste); Radical departures – all free-thinking allowed (John McDermott); Business as usual (Jean Hanson).

  • 11.35 Group work session 1 hoping to do the following: Revisiting statements with the key points to come up with a crisper picture by 2054 (possibly starting with visioning until 2024) - How might 'sub-group xyz' contribute to sustainable food and nutritional security (promising germs of solutions)?
  • 12.30 Lunch break
  • 14.00 Group work 2 with the research / killer ideas / enabling environment
  • 14.30 Synthesis session: Negotiating across the 4 sub-groups what background information about the scenarios, what germs of solutions etc. can be presented - hopefully because they can be integrated with one another...
  • 15.00 Close (and the group conveners to prepare the 8-minute plenary feedback - or possibly anyone else in the group that feels comfortable doing it):
  • 16.00 8-minute presentation to plenary.

Candidate Scenarios

See concept note about this session with candidate scenarios explained... File:ILRI @ 40 - SFNS Proposal 14-10-22.docx Each scenario could look at the possibility of constructing a qualitative or semi-qualitative forecasting model for discussion support, looking at the following drivers:

  • Population
  • Population distribution (rural vs urban)
  • Resource conservation / degradation
  • Improvements in productive efficiency / productive potential
  • Political conflict
  • Land resources
  • Input availability
  • Balance of trade
  • Others?

The forecasting model would characterize the interactions between these drivers but users could adjust their intensity and the impacts of each scenario on them. Response variables would be things like social equity, food sufficiency, GDP from agriculture.

Posters to use for / in relation with this session

“Issue Posters” to use

  • Sustainable intensification
  • Technology-based “agro-industrialization”

Supporting “Project Posters”

  • Africa RISING
  •  ?

Livestock and economic wellbeing#eco

Aim: Generate a 2054 livestock research ‘challenge’ or challenges (vision of success, scenario); as well as associated ‘solutions’ as to how the livestock sector will deliver on the 2054 promises/vision (emerging from day 1 of the conference and the 0930 plenary).

The specific focus of this session is to look at how technologies can be used to improve economic well being / livelihoods, i.e. make the link between technologies discovery, development and delivery on one hand, and their use and how they affect economic well being on the other hand.

11.00 Welcome and presentation of the process (Vish/Isabelle + dedicated facilitator)

11.05 Setting the scene and visioning Isabelle, Azage and Vish explaining how, in 2054, livestock research has had a major impact on people income (‘economic well being’) through discovery & delivery of relevant technological innovations that were adopted by millions of SHFs. They reflect on the work in 2014 and how research has evolved in order to address the 2054 challenges, with biosciences and social sciences working in ‘perfect symbiosis’. . Visioning exercise and out of the box big picture thinking, using projections of human population and demand for livestock products...

11.15 Unpacking the future of economic wellbeing through smart technology delivery Four theme conveners unpack that vision of the future with a short presentation about important themes for 'livestock and economic wellbeing' explaining how we hope to get to the overall vision through that particular theme (For example: 1. productivity gap will have been solved so we will work on waste management and drought resistance. 2. access to ICT universal so data collection and feedbacks using mobile technologies are mainstreamed; 3. Vaccine development takes 2 years instead of 20 years…). The four themes identified are (session conveners / presenters mentioned in brackets):

  • Feeds (E. Mukisira)
  • Genetics (??, Tadelle Dessie?)
  • Animal health (J.Jores)
  • Delivery of technological innovations and the 'last mile' challenge (A. Tegegne, L. Lapar, A. Omore).

Sequencing: Two presentations of 10' each, then 10' of clarification/discussion, then another two presentations of 10' and another 10' of clarification/discussion, then 15' of overall conversation about that future thinking.

12.30 Lunch break

14.00 Synthesis session:

  • 20' Going in groups to prioritize the 'solutions' from their topic
  • 30' Sifting through all the solutions as one group (specific process to be decided)
  • 10' Preparing the 8' plenary spiel (a small group with one rep from each rep work on stitching this up together for the plenary presentation)

15.00 Close (although the plenary presenters have more time to prepare).

16.00 8 min presentation to plenary

Candidate posters for this session

“Issue Posters”:

  • Impact of ITM
  • FEAST tool
  • Stage gate assessment
  • ?

Supporting “Project Posters”

  •  ??

Livestock and healthy lives#health

Aim: Generate a 2054 livestock research ‘challenge’ or challenges (vision of success, scenario); as well as associated ‘solutions’ as to how the livestock sector will deliver on the 2054 promises/vision (emerging from day 1 of the conference and the 0930 plenary).

11.00 Welcome (Delia Grace) and introduction of the process (facilitator).

11.05 Presentation: Where are we now, where we came from, possible future trajectories re: agriculture-associated diseases; references to ILRI's work in this area.

11.20 Thematic presentation: One Health / Ecohealth - a framework for thinking about interventions for agriculture-associated diseases, by Hung Nguyen.

11.35 Thematic presentation: Livestock & healthy lives (based on the poster): current practices and future trends, by Barbara Szonyi.

11.50 Teasing out other participants' experiences and expectations about the important trends affecting (process: 1-2-4-all or speed dating).

12.05 Generating and prioritizing the most important challenges and issues we are facing in the next 10 to 40 years (process: based on list of trends generated previously. The prioritization of these issues will be based on the likelihood of these issues to happen, and their potential impact both at horizon 2024 and 2054).

Possible scenarios to expand and discuss:

  • (Understanding and managing the) Impact of animal diseases on people in Africa...
  • Antimicrobial resistance - the emergence of the dreaded Super Bug
  • Emergence of new zoonoses from wildlife – reference to recent events: ebola
  • Emergence of new zoonoses from domestic animals –reference to recent events: avian, swine influenza
  • Emergence of new vector-borne diseases – reference to recent events: West Nile Virus, Bluetongue
  • The effect of conflicts and war on human and animal health - failing animal health systems
  • Pesticides, heavy metals, toxic chemicals entering global food chains
  • Increase in prevalence of neglected tropical diseases
  • others...

12.30 Lunch break

14.00 Working in sub-groups on deriving possible solutions for each of the 3-5 prioritized challenges/issues Big issues and priorities.

14.40 Negotiating what will make it back to the 8’ presentation - and preparing it (the time from 15.00 to 16.00 can also be used for that by the presenter(s))

15.00 Close

15.30 Plenary session (with everyone) starts again

16.00 Presentation of the solutions in plenary (8 minutes)


  • Brief position talks presented by the conveners: where have we been, where are we now, what are the possible trajectories for the future and framework(s) for identifying interventions and opportunities
  • Group work: we will identify and refine scenarios from a list and brain-storm to add others; we will then prioritize scenarios and select the top 2-3 for in-depth discussion. For selected scenarios, we will identify the key challenges, opportunities, possible interventions
  • Feedback and synthesis

Candidate posters

Issue Posters:

  • Livestock and healthy lives (in the room)
  • EID’s
  • Food safety
  • Ecohealth/One health
  • Zoonoses

Supporting Project Posters

  • Safe Food, Fair Food
  • Aflatoxins in food chains