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ILRI@40 Nairobi Event: Wednesday 01 October 2014

Commemorative open day and learning event for past and present ILRI Nairobi staff and graduate fellows as well as research partners

Planning task force: Joyce Maru (chair), Anthony Warui, Catherine Mutuku, Ethel Makila, Henry Kiara, Jo Cadilhon, Loyce Mbwaya, Muthoni Njiru, Nadine Sanginga, Patrick Mbithi, Robert Oisebe, Tezira Lore (secretary)

Keynote address: Why invest in livestock-based options for livelihoods, healthy lives and a sustainable environment? Modibo Traoré, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) sub-regional coordinator for eastern Africa and representative to Ethiopia, the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Panel discussions Facilitated panel discussions will provide opportunities for regional and local actors, industry players and key partners in the livestock sector to look ahead to the next 40 years and identify the most critical livestock issues to invest in for better lives through livestock.

Moderator: Ed Rege, PICO-Eastern Africa


  • Bright Rwamirama, state minister for animal industry, Uganda Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
  • Fina Opio, executive director, Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)
  • Kipkirui arap Lang'at, chairman, Eastern and Southern Africa Dairy Association and Kenya Dairy Processors' Association
  • Joseph Kipkoech, senior advisor, vocational skills development, SNV
  • Ibrahim Idi-Issa, deputy executive secretary, Comité permanent Inter-Etat de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)

Meeting notes

ILRI@40 Nairobi: Communications Plan

ILRI@40 Nairobi Timed Agenda

ILRI Kenya Campus tours

ILRI@40 Nairobi venue set-up

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ILRI@40 Nairobi Flyer

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Sample invitation letters

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