CGIAR Executive Managing Director lauds IITA’s innovation scaling impact

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As part of activities to connect with CGIAR leaders, staff, and partners around the world and to identify challenges and opportunities existing in the integration of the centers towards increasing the impact and scalability of CGIAR’s work, Executive Managing Director Dr Ismahane Elouafi is touring the centers.

During her visit to IITA, Dr Elouafi revealed that she is interested in the various activities in the centers at country and global levels and intends to understand existing innovations in the centers and how to sustainably implement coordination and synergy among the 15 centers.

Giving a background to the Institute’s research innovations and impact areas, IITA Director General and CGIAR Regional Director for Continental Africa, Dr Simeon Ehui, raised pertinent questions on how IITA’s research can be leveraged to provide comprehensive innovations in CGIAR’s collaboration with government, the private sector, and other partners for the development and execution of food system improvement programs.

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