The 9th meeting of the CGIAR System Council
The 9th meeting of the CGIAR System Council took place on 13-14 November 2019 and was hosted by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), in Chengdu, China.
The main discussion point was One CGIAR.
One CGIAR. is a dynamic reformulation of CGIAR’s partnerships, knowledge and physical assets – building on an energized, interconnected, and diverse global talent pool. It aims to drive major progress in key areas where innovation is needed to deliver on the SDGs by 2030, anchored in more unified governance, institutions, country engagement, and funding.
Delivering CGIAR’s mission requires an integrated approach to research and partnerships – which the climate crisis makes even more imperative and urgent. CGIAR’s governance and institutions need to be united as ‘One CGIAR’ in order to tackle the complex and interrelated challenges of the 21st century. These recommendations by the System Reference Group (SRG) reflect an unprecedented, System-wide process over the past 18 months to achieve this with urgency.