16th CGIAR System Council Meeting

The 16th meeting of the CGIAR System Council will be held on 20 July 2022, virtually.
The Indicative Provisional Agenda can be found below and at this link. Documents related to the meeting will be shared closer to the event.

Pre-meeting drop-in sessions (18/19 July)

Excellence in Breeding Evaluation: Drop-in Sessions for System Council members, with System Board members invited also to participate – in two slots to accommodate time zones:

  • Monday 18 July – 10:00-11:00 DC time (16:00-17:00 Paris time)
  • Tuesday 19 July – 03:00-04:00 DC time (09:00-10:00 Paris time)

SC16 Meeting – Wednesday 20 July – 07:00-10:00 Washington D.C. time

1 Meeting opening
a. Chair’s welcome
b. Appointment of Co-Chair
c. Indicative Provisional Agenda
d. Declarations of interest(s) on the Agenda
b. For appointment
c. For adoption
d. Action as needed
2 Overall progress towards One CGIAR
Mid-year progress report and key priorities for the balance of 2022
For information and discussion
3 CGIAR’s Action Plan in response to the global food crisis For information and discussion
4 The 2022-2024 Investment Portfolio
a. Timetable for revised CGIAR Initiative Briefs and Update on Technical Reporting Arrangement
b. Proposal for CGIAR Initiative “Accelerating Crop Improvement Through Genome Editing”, informed by the System Board’s
For information and discussion
For approval of Initiative Proposal
5 Learning from independent advice and evaluations
a. Evaluation of Excellence in Breeding Platform
b. Learnings from 2021’s Synthesis of Learning from a Decade of CGIAR Research Programs – how these are being taken forward
For endorsement
For information and discussion
6 Other Business
a. Consent Agenda
b. Other Business
For approval as a package
As required


All meeting documents


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    • Virtual
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    • Virtual
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