Theme Leaders for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) are selected from program participants and partners in a competitive process overseen by the Independent Science Panel, and in consultation with the CCAFS Lead Center Director‐General.
Host Institutions of Theme Leaders receive three-year renewable contracts to host these personnel. The performance of Theme Leaders is evaluated on an annual basis.
The Program Management Committee for CCAFS is built from selected Theme Leaders, with additional recruits where appropriate.
Terms of reference: Theme Leaders
- Research leadership: Defining strategic directions for a specified Theme of this CGIAR Research Program, communicating them clearly and transferring them into workplans and budgets in collaboration with regional program leaders.
- Program coordination: Assisting in implementing this CGIAR Research Program in a coordinated manner across themes and regions, so as to ensure outcomes and impacts, including contributing to synthesis products and activities.
- Program Management Committee: In the cases of those individuals on the Program Management Committee, to contribute to the work of this committee.
- Theme coordination: Overseeing research in a specific Theme from Program Participants and coordinating actions that lead to coherent implementation of the Theme
- Conducting research: Developing a number of core research activities with partners to contribute to research outputs that are critical to achieving the Theme goals
- Developing partnerships: Developing long‐term and equitable partnerships with a core list of key partners crucial to the Theme implementation
- Publishing: Continue scientific output in journals, books and reports
- Communicating: Communicating theme research outputs and strategy through innovative means in order to project a highly professional image for CCAFS
- Fund raising: Levering resources for the theme and this CGIAR research program
- Liaising with the Host Institution on management and administrative issues as appropriate