Science Talk: ISDC Science Forum 2024, Agricultural Systems Special Issue Launch on Inclusive Innovation

  • Date
  • Time
    02:00 pm > 04:00 pm UTC+03:00
  • Location
    United Nations, Conference Room 3, Nairobi, Kenya

Thematic Areas: Scaling innovations, Gender & Inclusion

Since 2021, ISDC has focused on inclusive innovation and what that means to CGIAR. The work started with a brief that led to a literature review, which inspired a Science Forum series on inclusive innovation and a special issue in Agricultural Systems (impact factor 6.6). This special issue explores institutional culture, regulatory, and governance dimensions of inclusive innovation in public and private agrifood research organizations. 

The 2024 Science Forum will take place during CGIAR’s first Science Week in Nairobi and will serve as a launch event for this special issue with four corresponding and/or lead authors presenting research related to CGIAR


  • Laurens Klerkx, Editor, Agricultural Systems & Professor of Agrifood Innovation and Transition, Universidad de Talca, Chile & Wageningen University, The Netherlands (remotely) 
  • Holger Meinke, Special Issue Guest Editor & ISDC Chair(remotely)
  • Amy R. Beaudreault, Special Issue Managing Guest Editor & ISDC Secretariat Lead
  • Md. Mofakkarul Islam, Special Issue Guest Editor & Senior Fellow of Behavioural Sciences (Food and Nutrition Security), University of Greenwich
  • Nompumelelo Obokoh, ISDC Vice Chair & CEO, South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP), South Africa
  • Marc Schut, Senior Innovation Portfolio Management Advisor, CGIAR & Senior Scientist at Wageningen University
  • Chun Song, Spatial Econometrician, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
    • Erin McGuire, Director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture, a U.S. Agency for International Development-funded Feed the Future initiative program based at the University of California, Davis