Report of the sixteenth meeting of the CGIAR Private Sector Committee, held in London, UK on February 13-14, 2002, Chairman Sam Dryden presiding. Ian Johnson, CGIAR Chairman, and Francisco Reifschneider, CGIAR Director attended part of the meeting. The Committee also interacted with Keith Palmer, consultant to DFID and Tony Kalm, Global Conservation Trust.
The Committee discussed the three challenge program proposals recommended by the Interim Science Council, the role of the Private Sector Committee, and the Global Conservation Trust. Paul Zuckerman, a guest at this meeting but who was unable to attend, shared his views through a memo on private sector finance of CGIAR initiatives.
The document contains two attachments: Attachment 1: PSC letter to CGIAR Executive Council containing its views on the Interim Science Council recommendations on pilot challenge programs. Attachment 2: Some observations on private sector finance for CGIAR initiatives, by Paul S. Zuckerman.