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Centers' and Members' Day

Centers' and Members' Day took place on December 3, 2007 at the Beijing International Convention Center (BICC). It was a full day designed to provide opportunities for dialogue among Centers and Members, on the basis of the work conducted by the Centers. The agenda included a variety of opportunities for interaction and discussion from plenary discussions to one-on-one dialogues.

l Agenda


Agenda Item

Chair and/or presenter

9.00 - 9.15

Introduction and welcome

Jim Godfrey, Chair of the Alliance Board
Welcome remarks, Kathy Sierra, CGIAR Chair

9.15 - 9.45

Presentation of the Alliance's position on the current reform process (an update on the "The way forward for the CGIAR System' in light of the discussions on November 30 and December 1)

Emile Frison, Chair of the Alliance Executive

9.45 - 10.15

Comments by panelists

E. Pehu, World Bank
A. El-Beltagy, GFAR
M. Jones, FARA
F. Moore, USAID

10.15 - 11.30

Plenary discussion

Jim Godfrey

Emile Frison


Flex-time: open for Centers to organize meetings with Donors. Meeting space is available in Exhibition Hall and individual rooms.

For additional room allocation by Center, click here.

12.30 - 2 pm: Lunch Presentations

  • CIFOR's Initiative on Forests and Climate Change, Room 311A
  • Oasis: Research Program and Stakeholder Input, Room 307
  • Partnerships: Experiences from China, India and Brazil, Room 308
  • Gender and Diversification in Agricultural R&D, Room 302
  • Livestock Asia: Research for Poverty Reduction, Room 310
  • Challenge Program on Water and Food, Room 311B
  • Meeting on the Poorest and the Hungry, Room 306

Afternoon until 16.30

Flex-time :open for Centers to organize meetings with Donors. Meeting space is available in Exhibition Hall and individual rooms For additional room allocation, by Center, click here.

This page was updated on December 10th, 2007.