Experiences of the ExCo Ad Hoc Committee from the First Cycle of the New CGIAR Nomination Process
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The new CGIAR nominee process was approved by the CGIAR in 2004 and subsequently launched in early 2005. Although the new process is scheduled to be piloted for two years, some lessons can be drawn at this early stage . The ExCo Ad Hoc Committee, acting on behalf of ExCo in the nomination process, identified three major weaknesses in the agreed procedures: (1) inconsistency in the criteria applied for the selection of CGIAR nominees, (2) lack of awareness and knowledge about the new process, and (3) tight tentative time schedule for each step in the nomination. As a result, two options for taking the exercise forward have been identified: 1. Pilot another cycle using the same procedures, and introduce refinements only after two or more cycles are completed, consistent with the CGIAR decision of AGM 04. 2. Pilot another cycle, benefiting from the lessons learnt so far and make amendments to the procedures which will be implemented in the second cycle. The ExCo Ad Hoc Committee suggests following option 2. This document contains a note from Uwe Werblow, ILRI Board Chair. This document was discussed at the Business Meeeting at AGM2005.