Affiliation: International Livestock Research Institute, International Livestock Research Institute
Keywords: South East Asia, Communication technology, Hosts
Countries: Philippines
Bio: I'm Jules Mateo (full name: Julie Christine, which I rarely use), a regional communications specialist for an international nonprofit organization - International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) - headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. I work for ILRI's East and Southeast Asia region (regional office in Hanoi, but I'm hosted by IRRI in Los Banos, Philippines) and provide research communications support for the region, as well as the CGIAR Research Programs working here. I maintain our regional blog, ILRI Asia (, and another blog that focuses on pig value chain research in Vietnam, Vietpigs ( My communications tasks also include advocacy and awareness, and publishing and curation for the region.