BRIEFING ON THE CGIAR for GPDD Coordinating Task Force May 23, 2006 Selcuk Ozgediz. CGIAR at a glance Governance in the CGIAR Global Water Partnership (GWP) On successful partnerships. OUTLINE. 1. CGIAR at a glance. Created in 1971 64 public and private members
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CGIAR at a glance
Governance in the CGIAR
Global Water Partnership (GWP)
On successful partnerships
Created in 1971
64 public and private members
- Including 25 developing and 22 industrialized countries
4 Cosponsors (World Bank, FAO, IFAD, UNDP)
15 CGIAR Centers
8,000 scientists and staff
To achieve sustainable food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through scientific research and research-related activities in the fields of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, policy, and environment.
Agile, world-class knowledge alliance
Working at frontier of science, linking science and the poor
Provider of public goods that will not be addressed by private sector research
Partnerships as key element
Mobilizer of resources (finance, knowledge, intellectual property)
Generation of international public goods (IPG)—knowledge, technology, policy, services- Not national public goods- Not delivery systems- CGIAR works with others who generate national public goods or are involved in delivery
For every dollar invested in CGIAR since 1971, $9 worth of additional food has been produced.
Source: David A.Raitzer, 2003. Benefit-Cost Meta-Analysis of Investment in the international Agricultural Research Centres of the CGIAR.
More than 75,000 developing country scientists and researchers have been trained by CGIAR Centers.
Without CGIAR research, world food production would have been four to five percent lower, and over 13 million more children would be malnourished.
Source: R.E. Evenson and M. Rosengrant, 2003. The Economic Consequences of Crop Genetic Improvement Programmes. Pages 473-497 in R.E. Evenson and D. Gollin (eds), Crop Variety Improvements and its Affect on Productivity- The Impact of Agricultural Research, CABI Publishing, UK.IFPRI, 2003
Sustainable production (35%)
Germplasm collection (12%)
Independent technical advice
identifies critical knowledge needs at global, regional and national levels
helps design programs for meeting these needs
serves as a mechanism for alliance building and information exchange on integrated water resources management.
Consulting Partners (Members)-- Steering Committee-- Financial Partners
Regional Water Partnerships
Establishing partnerships and mobilising political will
Building strategic alliances for action
Promoting good practice in Integrated Water Resources Management
Developing and implementing regional actions
Associated Programs:-- INBO - Developing and Strengthening River Basin Organisations-- CAPNET - International Network for Capacity Building in IWRM-- Mainstreaming Gender in Integrated Water Resources Management-- Flood Management - Global Coordination-- The Ground Water Management Advisory Team (GW-MATE)
Regional Water Partnership Programs
Capitalizing on existing institutions of excellence
Building institutional capacity, including networks
Strong focus on communication and “ToolBox” development
Shared decision making
Open and frank communication
Simplicity of governance
Rules of Market Exchange