CGIAR International Centers Week, Washington, DC, October 23-27, 2000: Summary of Proceedings and Decisions
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Summary report of the annual meeting of the CGIAR held October 23-27, 2000, in Washington, D. C., Ian Johnson presiding. Some changes in CGIAR structure and governance were approved and would be implemented. A Change Design and Management Team (CDMT) would prepare other proposals for approval at MTM 2001. A Steering Group was appointed by the Chairman to coordinate the process, which is outlined in a Chairman's Paper: Guidelines for Next Steps found in a separate record and in the summary.The Group received and endorsed reports from the Cosponsors, TAC, CBC, CDC, and the Consultative Council. Also from the Oversight, Finance, Genetic Resources Policy, NGO, Private Sector, and Science Partnership committees. See Annexes, and/or separate records. The Group endorsed a Finance Committee recommendation that the Long Term Financing Strategy be implemented in the context of the overall change management process. It approved the Financing Plan for 2001, and a Financial Planning Framework for 2002. The CGIAR endorsed the EPMR of CIAT, and a review of plant breeding methodologies in the CGIAR. After a seminar on climate change, the Group supported a center work plan in this field. It endorsed the work program of the Integrated Natural Resources Management Task Force. After a presentation, not in the collection, by Hans Binswanger of the World Bank, it agreed that the CDC should develop a center code of conduct on HIV/AIDS policies, and take account of the relationship between HIV/AIDS and food security in work programs.The Group endorsed efforts to improve CGIAR-NARS partnerships in Africa It adopted a statement on the proposed multilateral system for plant genetic resources urging that it include crops of greatest importance to the CGIAR, and restated its commitment to the FAO/CGIAR agreement on genetic resources. WARDA received the King Baudouin award for improved rice varieties (Separate record).