The future of research for development: building resilient food, land and water systems

A World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue Side Event
October 12, 2020 at 7:45 AM CDT

About the event

CGIAR, the world’s largest global agricultural research organization, has this year embarked on a reformulation of its partnerships, knowledge, assets and global presence as “One CGIAR,” aiming for greater integration and impact in the face of the interdependent challenges facing today’s world. To achieve the CGIAR mission of “Ending hunger by 2030 — through science to transform food, land and water systems in a climate crisis,” and deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an inspiring new CGIAR 2030 Research Strategy has been developed.

Ensuring food security and nutrition for all requires multi-stakeholder approaches and transformative partnerships for change. Crucially, the new research portfolio provides an opportunity for revitalizing and strengthening CGIAR’s partnerships to have impact at scale. This Side Event aimed to allow participants to: 1) gain a better understanding of One CGIAR and the opportunities for renewed partnerships that it provides; and 2) influence the type of research that CGIAR will do as it develops its new research portfolio to address the emerging challenges in food, land and water systems.


7:45–7:50 Opening remarks by the Chair Patrick Caron University of Montpellier
7:50–8:05 Introduction to One CGIAR and the CGIAR 2030 Research Strategy Claudia Sadoff CGIAR System Organization
8:05–8:10 Feedback linking to CGIAR’s contribution to the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) Kanayo Nwanze CGIAR Special Representative to the UNFSS
8:10–8:15 Feedback from the perspectives of gender equality and women’s empowerment Jemimah Njuki IDRC
8:15–8:20 Feedback from the perspectives of nutrition and food systems Lawrence Haddad GAIN
8:20–8:40 Q&A
8:40–8:45 Wrap-up by the Chair Patrick Caron University of Montpellier


CLAUDIA SADOFF Managing Director, Research Delivery and Impact CGIAR System Organization LAWRENCE HADDAD Executive Director Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
KANAYO NWANZE CGIAR Special Representative to the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS)Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Facility for Youth Development (FAYODE) JEMIMAH NJUKI Senior Program Specialist and Coordinator International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
PATRICK CARON CGIAR System Board Member CGIAR System Organization Vice President for International Affairs University of Montpellier

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