Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Reflections from a Career in Research for Development

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    09:30 am > 11:00 am
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John McDermott, Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), presents experiences and insights gained over four decades of research, including reflections on academia and development in Africa; managing research teams and institutions; and setting the agenda and building partnerships at the intersection of agriculture, nutrition, and health.

He will also share thoughts about the future of research for development and engage with colleagues and audience members on future efforts toward addressing global development goals.

McDermott has served as Director of A4NH since its inception in 2012. He will retire at the end of 2021.