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How we work

Our research infrastructures, coordinating activities and key contacts are focused at hub nodes in Edinburgh, Nairobi and Addis Ababa. The nodes are strategically located and allow us to leverage how we work with world-class facilities and expertise to achieve our mission.

Centre Director

Professor Appolinaire Djikeng

With a background and interests in genomics, Professor Djikeng brings a wealth of experience in developing and leading biosciences research and development and capacity building programs across agricultural development and public health initiatives. He is based at the Edinburgh node.

Nodes

Edinburgh

The CTLGH Edinburgh node, with its institutional links to the University of Edinburgh, Roslin Institute and Scotland’s Rural College, assembles strategic partners and stakeholders representing the highest concentration of expertise in livestock and livestock-based livelihoods anywhere in Europe.

Key contacts

Jen Meikle, Finance and Administration Officer

jen.meikle@ctlgh.org

Maggie Bennett, Communications & Knowledge Exchange Officer

maggie.bennett@ctlgh.org

Nairobi

CTLGH maintains laboratory facilities and specialist management resources at the International Livestock Research Institute’s (ILRI) Nairobi campus.

Key contacts

Steve Kemp, CTLGH Deputy Director

s.kemp@cgiar.org

Regina Njeru, Lab Manager

r.njeru@cgiar.org

 

Addis Ababa

CTLGH resources in Addis Ababa are centred on the state-of-the art poultry breeding facility commissioned by ILRI in 2018.

Key contact 

Olivier Hanotte, Principal Scientist

o.hanotte@cgiar.org

Partnerships

Partnerships are crucial to how we work and to the success of CTLGH and the mobilisation of research and resources to the development and delivery stage. In addition to coordinating the joint research programmes of its strategic partners, CTLGH extends the global reach and impact of tropical livestock genetics and health research by continually identifying, highlighting and partnering with other relevant programmes and institutions focused on diverse livestock species, systems and regions.

Annual meetings

CTLGH scientists, collaborators, investors and other stakeholders convene annually to review progress, launch new partnerships and programs and plan the future of tropical livestock genetics and health research, development and delivery.

Since the first meeting in Naivasha, Kenya in 2016, the event has attracted a growing and diverse participant list, and is rapidly becoming a ‘must attend.’ Our most recent meeting in September 2018 had a record number of attendees for us, with 124 people present.

This year’s Annual meeting will return to Edinburgh, and will be held at the Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club, September 23-26.  Watch for announcements!