CGIAR Annual General Meeting, Washington, DC, October 30 - November 1, 2001: Summary Record of Proceedings and Decisions
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Summary report of the CGIAR Annual General Meeting (AGM) held October 30 - November 1, 2001 in Washington, DC, CGIAR Chairman Ian Johnson presiding. AGM 2001 was the first general meeting combining the CGIAR's two annually held meetings, Mid Term Meetings and International Centers Weeks. The meeting was divided between a stakeholders' meeting for discussion of major issues, and a business meeting for decision making. Agenda items for the stakeholders' meeting included an Overview of the World Food Situation by IFPRI Director General Per Pinstrup-Andersen, presentation of proposed Global Challenge Programs, and the annual Crawford Memorial Lecture delivered by Nafis Sadik on the importance of population issues. Under change design and management, the meeting considered the membership and composition of the Executive Council, the size of the Science Council and its continuity of TAC's work on regional priority setting, and the terms of reference for the System Office. Agenda items for the business meeting included the fifth external program and management review of IITA, the review of the Systemwide Livestock Program, the 2002 CGIAR financing plan, and report of TAC Chair Emil Javier. A summary of presentations from the Centers' Forum, and CGIAR statement on the negotiations on the FAO International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture are provided as annexes.