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Kenya - ILRI

International Livestock Research Institute

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya has hosted two high school interns since 1999.

Established in 1994, ILRI has worked on eradicating poverty through the use of livestock, bringing high-quality science and capacity-building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development.

ILRI carries out research and development in agriculture, rural livelihoods, livestock, and livestock systems.

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, with a second principal research center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ILRI also has research centers in South and Southeast Asia as well as in China.

Interns at ILRI work alongside world-renowned international researchers and experts - like Dr. Diane Roberston, Dr. Bill Thorpe, Dr. Steven Staal, Dr. Dannie Romnie, Dr. Amos Omore, and Dr. Joseph Methu - in the field villages of the Embu district and Addis Ababa.

The students also had the opportunity to travel around Kenya with their host families and colleagues to see sites such as the Maasi Mara National Reserve, National Museum of Kenya, Solar Ice Rink, Karen Blixen Museum, Kenya National Theatre, The Village Market, Nairobi National Park, and the Bird Islands.

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