CCAFS People: Organised for Success

Independent Science Panel (ISP)

  • Fatima Denton, African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
  • Ariel Dinar, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California (USA)
  • Takeshi Horie, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) (Japan)
  • Thierry Lebel, Laboratoire d'étude des Transferts en Hydrologie et Environnement (LTHE) (France)
  • Holger Meinke, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) and the School of Agricultural Science at the University of Tasmania (UTAS) (Australia)
  • Thomas Rosswall, Chair (France)
  • Mary Scholes, Vice-Chair, School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)
  • Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) (South Africa)
  • Ram Badan Singh, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (India)
  • Christof Walter, Christof Walter Consulting Ltd (UK)
  • Charles W. Rice, University Distinguished Professor, Kansas State University (USA)
  • Steven Wilson, Executive Director, International Council for Science (ICSU) (France)
  • Bruce Campbell, ex officio, Program Director, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) (Colombia)

Program Management Committee

  • Pramod Aggarwal, Regional Program Leader (South Asia), International Water Management Institute (IWMI) (India)
  • Andrew Jarvis, Theme Leader (Long-term adaptation), International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) (Colombia)
  • James W. Hansen, Theme Leader (Climate risk management), Columbia University (USA)
  • Eva 'Lini' Wollenberg, Theme Leader (Low emissions agriculture), University of Vermont (USA)
  • Philip Thornton, Theme Leader (Integration for decision making), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) (Kenya)
  • Bruce Campbell, ex officio, Program Director, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) (Colombia)

CGIAR institutional contact points

  • AfricaRice, Paul Kiepe
  • Bioversity International, Jacob Van Etten
  • Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Louis Verchot and Mariana Rufino
  • International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Aden Aw-Hassan
  • International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Peter Läderach
  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Lieven Claessens
  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Alex De Pinto
  • International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Piet van Asten
  • International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Polly Ericksen
  • International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Clare Stirling
  • International Potato Center (CIP), Roberto A. Quiroz
  • International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Reiner Wassmann
  • International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Vladimir Smakhtin
  • World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Henry Neufeldt
  • WorldFish Center, Doug Beare

CCAFS Staff

Coordinating Unit

  • Bruce Campbell, Program Director, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) (Colombia)
  • Torben Timmermann, Head of Program Coordination and Communications, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Sonja Vermeulen, Head of Research, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Gloria Cecilia Rengifo, Senior Manager, Finance, Contracts and Liaison, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) (Colombia)
  • Misha Wolsgaard-Iversen, Program Manager, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Ratih Septivita, Events and Program Support Consultant (Indonesia)
  • Vanessa Meadu, Communications and Knowledge Manager (Denmark)

Theme Leaders

  • Andrew Jarvis, Long-term adaptation, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) (Colombia)
  • Andrew Challinor,Long-term adaptation, University of Leeds (UK)
  • James W. Hansen, Climate risk management, Columbia University (USA)
  • Eva 'Lini' Wollenberg, Low-emissions agriculture, University of Vermont (USA)
  • Philip Thornton, Integration for decision making, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) (Kenya)
  • Patti Kristjanson, Linking Knowledge with Action, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) (Kenya)

Regional Program Leaders

  • Pramod Aggarwal, South Asia, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) (India)
  • James Kinyangi, East Africa, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) (Kenya)
  • Robert Zougmoré, West Africa, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) (Mali)
  • Leocadio Sebastian, Southeast Asia, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) (Malaysia) - replacing Paul Fox, interim, (IRRI) (Vietnam)
  • Ana Maria Loboguerrero Rodriguez, Latin America, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) (Colombia)

Scenarios Leader

  • Polly Ericksen, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) (Kenya)

Science Officers

  • Osana Bonilla-Findji, Long-term adaptation, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) (Colombia)
  • Kevin Coffey, Climate risk management, Columbia University (USA)
  • Wiebke FörchIntegration for decision making, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) (Kenya)
  • Gopal Datt Bhatta, South Asia, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) (India)
  • Arun Khatri Chhetri, South Asia, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) (India)
  • Joost Vervoort, Scenarios, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford (UK)
  • Maren Radeny, East Africa, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) (Kenya)
  • Abdoulaye Saley Moussa, West Africa, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) (Mali)
  • Ioannis Vasileiou, Policy Analysis, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) (USA)
  • Christine Jost, Linking Knowledge with Action, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) (Kenya)
  • Deissy Martinez Baron, Latin America, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) (Colombia)
  • Jennifer Twyman, Long-term adaptation/Gender and equity, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) (Colombia)

Theme and Region Communicators

  • Alexa Jay, Climate risk management , Columbia University (USA)
  • Vivian Atakos, East Africa, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) (Kenya)
  • Dharini Parthasarathy, South Asia, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) (India)
  • Julianna White, Low emissions agriculture, University of Vermont (USA)
  • Sekou Fadiala Touré, West Africa, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) (Mali)
  • José Luis Urrea Benitez, Latin America, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) (Colombia)