CGIAR System Council

The CGIAR System Council is the strategic decision-making body of the CGIAR System that keeps under review the strategy, mission, impact and continued relevancy of the System as a whole.

CGIAR System Management Board

The CGIAR System Management Board is an integral part of the CGIAR System, comprised of 9 Voting members, 1 Ex-Officio Non-Voting member and 5 Active observers, and is responsible for providing strategic direction and effective governance and leadership of the CGIAR System Organization.

General Assembly of the Centers

The General Assembly of Centers is a forum for CGIAR Research Centers to discuss issues relevant to Centers, including those related to the CGIAR System and CGIAR System Organization, it is therefore an important linking mechanism for the CGIAR System as a whole.

See How we Work for more information on CGIAR’s Governance model and find below information on meetings and documents related to CGIAR’s Governance bodies.

All meeting documents


  • Inaugural General Assembly

    • London, United Kingdom
    • 24.01.17 > 25.01.17

    The Inaugural General Assembly of Centers took place on 24 and 25 January 2017 at The Royal Society in London, UK.

  • 8th CGIAR System Management Board Meeting

    • Washington D.C., United States of America
    • 11.12.17 > 12.12.17

    The CGIAR System Management Board held its eighth meeting on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 December 2017.

  • 5th CGIAR System Council Meeting

    • Cali, Colombia
    • 09.11.17 > 10.11.17

    The 5th meeting of the CGIAR System Council took place on 9 and 10 November 2017 in Cali, Colombia.

  • 7th CGIAR System Management Board Meeting

    • Virtual
    • 27.09.17

    The CGIAR System Management Board held its seventh meeting on 27 September, 2017, virtually.

  • 4th CGIAR System Council Meeting

    • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • 10.05.17 > 11.05.17

    The System Council hosted its 4th meeting on 10 and 11 May 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  • 6th CGIAR System Management Board Meeting

    • Virtual
    • 18.04.17

    The CGIAR System Management Board held its sixth meeting on 18 April, 2017, virtually.