CGIAR: Reflections by the CEO

An update on CGIAR reform: reinvigorating global research on agriculture

July 24, 2012
12:15 pm to 1:45 pm EDT (Please join us for lunch beginning at 11:45 am); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time

Chair: Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI; Speaker: Frank Rijsberman, CEO, CGIAR Consortium

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International Food Policy Research Institute
2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
Fourth Floor Conference Facility


The CGIAR has been transformed through a reorganization over the last three years. What has been achieved? What is still left to be done? Securing a food secure future without wrecking the planet is the greatest challenge facing humanity in coming decades. Is the new CGIAR ready to face this challenge? The new CEO of the CGIAR Consortium will discuss his priorities to ensure that the reform delivers on its promise.

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In May 2012, Frank Rijsberman was appointed CEO of the CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future. He will be responsible for driving the implementation of the ongoing CGIAR reform, which is transforming the world’s largest system of publicly-funded research on agriculture. There will be a new focus on a coherent portfolio of CGIAR Research Programs to improve food security and reduce rural poverty and malnutrition while protecting the environment. IFPRI is one of 15 international agricultural research centers that are members of the CGIAR.