The System Council has two Standing Committees as follows:

1. Strategic Impact, Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (“SIMEC”)

The purpose of the SIMEC is to assist the System Council in review of research program evaluations, oversight the strategic direction of the CGIAR System Organization and the efficiency, effectiveness and impact of CGIAR Research.

The SIMEC is comprised of nine members, as appointed by the System Council. They are appointed until 30 June 2019 or such time as a successor is appointed:

NoSystem Council voting constituencyNominated member
1African Development BankDougou Keita
2AustraliaMellissa Wood
3Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationTony Cavalieri
4European CommissionBernard Rey
5Germany and BelgiumMichel Bernhardt (Chair)
6South AsiaRajendra Singh Paroda
7SwedenPhilip Chiverton
8United KingdomAlan Tollervey
9United StatesEric Witte

The approved terms of reference are available here.

2. Assurance Oversight Committee (“AOC”)

The purpose of the AOC is to provide the System Council with assurance of the completeness and effectiveness of the Internal Audit Function and the independence of external audit functions, a structured reporting line between internal and external auditors and the System Council and oversight system-wide governance, risk management and internal controls.

The approved Terms of Reference are available here.

Its membership and Chair will be shared as soon as available.