About the Inter-Agency Donor Group (IADG)
The first 11 IADG annual meetings were held in different European countries to reflect the interest expressed in this initiative by the large donor community in that region. In 2011, however, in response to the interest of IADG members, the 12th annual meeting was held at the AU-IBAR Headquarters in Nairobi – and the focus of the meeting was on coordination challenges to livestock research in Africa. The success of the Nairobi meeting stimulated the IADG members to convene the next meeting outside Europe and the invitation by USAID and the World Bank to host the meeting in Washington in April 2012 coincided with this request.
The IADG’s interpretation of the term “donor” is broad and includes all those involved in improving livestock production for the benefit of the poor in the developing world, including representatives from bilateral, multilateral, private sector , philanthropic, and international research, educational and civil society institutions.
Tangible outputs achieved to date include: a greater awareness among donors of each other’s current and future research activities and priorities; evidence of greater collaboration between and among donors on common livestock research issues; the birth of new initiatives; increased attendance by new donors from the private sector.