CGIAR Knowledge and Innovation to end hunger by 2030

Transforming food, land and water systems to ensure food and nutrition security in a climate crisis

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CGIAR Knowledge and Innovation to End Hunger by 2030 - Transforming food, land and water systems to ensure food and nutrition security in a climate crisis,” is a virtual event that will highlight CGIAR’s climate-focused Initiatives and help jumpstart the creation and development of new Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM4C) Innovation Sprints, highlighting examples of work that can be scaled up with more partnerships/funding.

Tentative agenda

Topic Speakers
Opening Remarks Rob Bertram, Chief Scientist, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Introduction to CGIAR’s climate Initiatives Ana Maria Loboguerrero Rodriguez, Lever Director, Climate Action, Alliance Bioversity-CIAT

Louis Verchot, Principal Scientist-Landscape Restoration, Multifunctional Landscape, Alliance Bioversity-CIAT

Santosh Nepal, Researcher, Water Resources and Climate Change, IWMI

Polly Ericksen, Program Leader, Sustainable Livestock Systems, ILRI

Maha Al-Zu’bi, Researcher, Agricultural Water Solutions, IWMI

Panel Discussion Moderator: James Stapleton, Head of Communications and Public Awareness, CIP


  • Bernard Kimoro, Livestock Climate Change Specialist, State Department for Livestock, Kenya
  • Ousmane Ndiaye, Director, Meteorological Office, Senegal
  • Susheel Chandra Acharya, Department of Water Resources and Irrigation, Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Michiko Katagami, Principal Natural Resources and Agriculture Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asia Development Bank (ADB)
Audience Q&A
Closing remarks Rachael Mcdonnell, Deputy Director General – Research for Development, IWMI-CGIAR