Better lives through livestock: ILRI strategy 2013-2022

In 2012, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) developed a new strategy covering the years 2013-2022. We used this space to share progress and solicit inputs and comments.

On 1 April 2013, the final strategy document was published online. As well as the full document, we are making available summaries and supporting multimedia resources.

In December 2012, the ILRI Board of Trustees approved the new strategy document, ‘with some small tweaks’. These were completed in early 2013.

On 15 September 2012, we sent the final draft out for final comments.

In July and August 2012, to validate and improve the analysis and directions, ILRI hosted five consultation meetings with external partners. In total, 91 people excluding ILRI staff joined the discussions in Accra (15 August), Addis Ababa (24 July), Delhi (6 August), Gaborone (30 July), Nairobi (21 August) and Pretoria (31 July). We also had a further internal round of discussions on the same questions.

In June 2012 we published a synthesis of the feedback we received on our strategy storyline of May 2012. We also published a summary of feedback on the three ‘tough issues’!

In May 2012, we worked up an initial ‘storyline’ setting out some general directions for our strategy.

We also identified several ‘tough issues’ where we face some big choices. Tell us what you think about:

In April 2012, following discussions with the ILRI Board of Trustees, we developed a ‘strategy storyline’ and asked staff for feedback on this.

In March 2012, the ILRI Board reviewed the annotated outline‘ of a possible new strategy, providing feedback on its content and the process to get it developed.

In February – March 2012 we asked staff for initial inputs to help develop an outline document for our Board of Trustees. We also asked them to suggest a tagline that best captured our work.