Pursuant to the Charter of the CGIAR System Organization, the General Assembly of Centers shall be a forum for Centers to discuss issues related to the CGIAR System and CGIAR System Organization. The Centers meet as often as necessary, but at least once in each calendar year as a General Assembly of Centers. The rules of procedure of the General Assembly provide the arrangements to conduct meetings.

At the General Assembly of the Centers, each Center shall have a single vote. The quorum for a meeting and decision-making shall be a two-thirds majority of all the Centers.

The General Assembly of Centers is Co-Chaired, on an annual rolling basis, and the Co-Chairs set the time, date and place of the meetings. The current Co-Chairs are:

  • Convener of the Chairs of the Boards of Trustees of the CGIAR Centers: Nicole Birrell, Chair of the Board of Trustees of CIMMYT
  • Convener of the Directors General of the CGIAR Center: Matthew Morell, Director General of IRRI

All General Assembly of the Centers meetings and documents

  • 3rd General Assembly of Centers

    • Bogor, Indonesia
    • 30.01.19 > 31.01.19

    The third General Assembly of Centers was held on 30 and 31 January 2019, hosted by CIFOR in Bogor, Indonesia.

  • 2nd General Assembly of Centers

    • Rabat, Morocco
    • 23.01.18 > 24.01.18

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

  • 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.