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.
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.
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.
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.
Steve Kemp, CTLGH Deputy Director
Regina Njeru, Lab Manager
Christian Tiambo, Access Benefits Sharing (ABS) Officer
CTLGH resources in Addis Ababa are centred on the state-of-the art poultry breeding facility commissioned by ILRI in 2018.
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.
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.’