The Alliance of CGIAR Centers reached an important milestone at its workshop 9-12 February 2010 in Rome. Partners from the Global Forum for Agricultural Research (GFAR) and the CGIAR Science Council joined the Alliance in making significant progress in the development of the Strategy and Results Framework and the portfolio of Mega Programs.
Immediately prior to the workshop a team of Deputy Directors for Research from the Centers met and advanced the thinking on better defining the impacts and outcomes in the Strategic Framework, the Mega Program portfolio as an organization framework and components of these that would form the operational units.
As pointed out by John McDermott from the International Livestock Research Institute, “the Strategy will address the big issues – food security, poverty and environmental sustainability – and this can be framed in a number of different ways. There is no unique portfolio of Mega Programs to address these issues. As we put together the evidence we can move forward in refining the details of what we work on within the portfolio. The major reform will be in how we work together with other research and development partners to contribute to agreed outcomes and impacts”
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