CGIAR Center Directors Committee Minutes, Presiding Chair: J. Williams
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Minutes of the Center Directors Meeting of June 1987 provide the outcome of a series of meetings such as the Pan-Arab Meeting to initiate collaborative projects funded by Arab donors, the CG Documentation and Information Services meeting to explore cooperation among IARC information services, the Ad hoc genetic resources meeting to discuss technical knowledge, practices and center policies. Other topics discussed and recorded in the minutes include SPAAR/CGIAR relationships, the Center training initiative, the Dillon paper on boards, financial support to NARS, a sustainability paper, the agro-ecology position and seed position papers, external review processes—such as greater emphasis on internal center reviews, the role of donors in the monitoring process, TAC’s participation in EMRs, and evaluation of board performance. The Minutes also contain the topics discussed by the Deputy Directors on the preservation and dissemination project, records management, financial manuals, CGIAR Annual Report, Special Project Overheads, Cost of Living Allowance, Binsack Report and financing national programmes. A report by the Africa Committee covers the inventory of CGIAR activities in sub-Saharan Africa and collaborative projects such as the CGIAR initiative on mid-elevation maize-based systems, the West Africa Study on Maize and Cassava, a comprehensive analysis between NARS priorities and IARC activities, and an initiative for the Sahel.