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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.

Our Nodes


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

Appolinaire Djikeng, Centre Director


Esther Kamau, Programme Development Manager


Jen Meikle, Finance Officer & Centre Administrator


Maggie Bennett, Communications & Knowledge Exchange Officer



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


Regina Njeru, Lab Manager


Christian Tiambo, Access Benefits Sharing (ABS) Officer



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



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.’