CSOs and the CGIAR: from Dialogue to Action
Civil society organizations (CSOs) - by which we mean the
non-profit sector, including NGOs, farmer organizations, advocacy
groups, universities and advanced research institutions - are key
partners in the CGIAR.
The 15 Centers and 4 Challenge Programs it supports together
work with as many as a thousand CSOs. These partners, by helping
ensure the relevance of our research for development and by
boosting its effectiveness, contribute to accomplishing our shared
goals of strengthening food security, reducing poverty and
improving natural resource management in the developing world.
With the aim of further improving this collaboration, the CGIAR
developed the Strategic Framework for Engagement between the
CGIAR and CSOs in 2006, which offers a series of
recommendations designed to give civil society a stronger voice in
the CGIAR and foster mutual learning in our joint endeavors.
As a start toward implementing its CSO engagement strategy, the
CGIAR organized various events in connection with the CGIAR Annual General Meeting 2006
(AGM06), held in Washington, D.C., during early December. These
events - the Virtual Conversation, Innovation Marketplace and
CSO-CGIAR Forum - gave rise to a constructive dialogue among CGIAR
stakeholders, which we believe will facilitate steady improvement
in CSO engagement.
In the course of this dialogue, we expect to receive many
innovative ideas and solutions from CSO colleagues, which will help
strengthen current partnerships and build new ones, resulting in
greater development impact. To support that process, we will offer
in this website a steady supply of information and resources on the
CGIAR's evolving relationship with CSOs.
examples of CGIAR-CSO partnerships in English
de asociaciones entre el CGIAR y la Sociedad Civil en