Governance

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 Board

The CGIAR System Board is the governance body of the  CGIAR System Organization and is responsible for providing dynamic leadership and governance for One CGIAR in the delivery of its mission, and for appointing and overseeing the Executive Management Team.

Executive Management Team

CGIAR is led by an Executive Management Team (EMT), comprising two Managing Directors.

The EMT works with leaders across the CGIAR System, forging new linkages and partnerships, in pursuit of an innovative, vital, and coherent agenda, and playing the key role of ensuring unified and coordinated leadership, decision-making and oversight of One CGIAR research to deliver, with partners, measurable success.

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.

Integration Framework Agreement

On February 22, 2023, the CGIAR Integration Framework Agreement (IFA) was approved by the boards of all One CGIAR Centers and signed by their Board Chairs.

The IFA, developed by Center Boards and CGIAR leadership, was created to confirm and clarify the path to One CGIAR. Its successful completion paves the way for a united CGIAR to move forward with confidence.

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.

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  • 11th CGIAR System Management Board Extraordinary Meeting

    • Virtual
    • 25.10.18

    The CGIAR System Management Board held an extraordinary meeting on Thursday 25 October 2018.

  • 10th CGIAR System Management Board Meeting

    • Nairobi, Kenya
    • 26.09.18 > 27.09.18

    The CGIAR System Management Board held its tenth meeting on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 September 2018.

  • 6th CGIAR System Council Meeting

    • Berlin, Germany
    • 16.05.18 > 17.05.18

    The 6th meeting of the CGIAR System Council took place on 16 and 17 May 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

  • 9th CGIAR System Management Board Meeting

    • Montpellier, France
    • 10.04.18 > 11.04.18

    The CGIAR System Management Board held its ninth meeting on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 April 2018.

  • 2nd General Assembly of the Centers

    • Rabat, Morocco
    • 23.01.18 > 24.01.18

    The second General Assembly of the Centers was held on 23 and 24 January 2018, hosted by ICARDA in Rabat, Morocco.

  • 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.