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Invitation to join the One CGIAR Common Board

The world is changing, and so is CGIAR. To achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, food systems—the way we grow, catch, transport, process, trade, and consume food—must be transformed, while meeting the challenges of climate change, and restoring the natural environment. The Covid-19 pandemic further highlights the need for an integrated approach to food systems, and human, animal and environmental health.

In the face of these interdependent challenges, CGIAR, as the world’s largest public research network on food systems, is undergoing a dynamic transformation of its partnerships, knowledge, assets, and global presence. Emerging as One CGIAR, we are sharpening our mission and impact focus to 2030, in line with the SDGs. We are integrating management, policies, and services; finding new, more impactful ways of doing research; sharing and investing more, pooled funding; and unifying our governance, including creation of the One CGIAR Common Board.

CGIAR’s Nominations Committee invites applications from qualified individuals to serve as members of the One CGIAR Common Board (anticipated appointment 1 September 2020). Board members will be central to the transformation of CGIAR and its mission to deliver on global goals. The role presents opportunities to work with leaders across the CGIAR System, forging new linkages and partnerships in pursuit of an innovative, vital agenda.

For more details and to apply, please click here.

To discuss further, contact SRI Executive representatives Helen McGardle ( or Susanne André (


CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food-secure future. CGIAR science is dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources and ecosystem services. Its research is carried out by 15 CGIAR Centers in close collaboration with hundreds of partners, including research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, development organizations and the private sector.