Second Meeting of the Executive Council, April 16-17, 2002, London: Summary Record of Proceedings
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Summary record of proceedings of the second meeting of the Executive Council, held in London, 16-17 April 2002. Discussion of the report of the 2001 financial outcome was followed by a presentation of guidelines to be used for 2003 financial planning. Discussion of the pilot and regular processes for challenge programs raised concerns over participation of NARS and other stakeholders, which it was decided should be a necessary condition before proposed challenge programs should be considered by the Interim Science Council. The representation within the Executive Council of civil society organizations (small farmers' groups in particular) and of regional development banks was considered as well, while larger farmers would be represented within the Private Sector Committee. Meeting participants discussed the composition and chairmanship of the Executive Council Finance and Program Committees. The Director described a planned Executive Council working group to guide the process of TAC's transition into a Science Council. Non Secretariat members of the Council evaluated the service and performance of the CGIAR Secretariat. IPGRI Director General Geoffrey Hawtin's briefing on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources, conclusions of the Genetic Resources Policy Committee, and establishment of the Global Conservation Trust, was followed by an overview of preparations for the World Summit on Sustainable Development and World Food Summit + 5.The report of the External Programme and Management Review of CIP, progress in the conduct of reviews of ISNAR and the systemwide programs on Collective Action and Property Rights and Integrated Pest Management, and scheduled reviews of IPGRI and ICRISAT were presented. The funding stability of systemwide programs, and their relationship to challenge programs were discussed.