Independent Steering Committee

The Independent Steering Committee (ISC) of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is established to ensure independence of the programmatic directions of CCAFS. The ISC is accountable to, and appointed by, the CIAT Board of Trustees as the CGIAR Lead Center of CCAFS.

The ISC has a Chair appointed by the CIAT Board, seven members, and three ex officio members (one from the CIAT Board, representing CIAT on behalf of the CGIAR, one representing Future Earth and the Program Director). Ex officio members do not have voting rights. The ISC appoints one of its members as Vice-Chair.

The membership consists of internationally recognised scientists in the field of climate change and food security, as well as technical expertise drawn from civil society, development agencies and/or the private sector with a strong record of ensuring outcomes and impacts. Membership should be balanced in terms of disciplinary mix, gender and geographic diversity. The nomination process for ISC members will seek input from the ISC Chair and the ex officio members representing CGIAR and Future Earth, who will consult their constituencies.

Members are appointed for three years with possible reappointment for an additional period of up to three years to ensure a staggered rotation of members. 

Members

 

 

John Lynam

Chair, CCAFS ISC

 

 

Marion Guillou

Member, CCAFS ISC

Bruce Campbell

Member, CCAFS ISC

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Ashesh Ambasta

Member, CCAFS ISC 

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Chinwe Ifejika Speranza

Member, CCAFS ISC 

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Jane Olwoch

Member, CCAFS ISC 

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Carlos Nobre 

Member, CCAFS ISC 

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Dr. James Murombedz

Member, CCAFS ISC

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Edith Ofwona Adera 

Member, CCAFS ISC 

 

 

 

Meetings

The ISC generally meets twice a year, one of the meetings being virtual, in May and October.

Past meetings and minutes