BRI Townhall

Breeding Resources Initiative Townhall

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    12:00 am > 12:00 am
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Date/time: November 10, 2022: 7:00-7:50AM Mexico CST / 1:00-1:50PM Accra GMT / 4:00-4:50PM Nairobi EAT / 9:00-9:50PM Manila PST

Participants: CGIAR / NARES breeders, leaders and program teams, breeding informatics network members, breeding operations specialists, donors, private sector and other interested partners


As part of CGIAR’s new portfolio, Breeding Resources Initiative is already supporting breeders, operations teams, informatics and data experts and others to get help CGIAR/NARES breeding networks reach operational excellence.

This virtual event aims to build understanding, demonstrate what we are delivering, and hear your questions and feedback.


  • Young Wha Lee, Initiative Lead 
  • Sharifah Syed Alwee: Initiative Lead & Senior Director, Integrated Breeding and Research Services
  • Sonja Vermeulen: Managing Director, Genetic Innovation
  • John Derera: Senior Director, Plant Breeding and Pre-Breeding


Time Topic Who
00:00 Intro and welcome Young Wha
00:05 CGIAR & BRI Sonja
00:10 Overview:  What is BRI, WPs, Staff. Key achievements and progress Young Wha
00:25 Next steps: BRI $ IBRS, big goals 2023, How you can work with BRI Sharifah
00:35 Breeding & Pre-Breeding: working with BRI John
00:40 Questions and feedback
00:50 Ends

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We would like to thank all funders who support this research through their contributions to the CGIAR Trust Fund. And thank you to the supporters  and partners of CGIAR Excellence in Breeding, particularly the funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.