CGIAR Center Directors Committee Minutes, Presiding Chair: M. Nour
CGIAR Center Directors Committee
Minutes of the Meeting of Center Directors, June 27 to July 2, 1983 follow up on previous discussions on systemwide collective purchase/use of computer software and public relations/information activities (including a GTZ sponsored bookfair), procedure for selection of the Center Directors Chair, an FAO proposal for germplasm movement, nutrition in international agricultural research, management reviews, retirement and pension plans, and an IDRC initiative on cross-center information/data management. Extensive discussion with the representative of IIE on services provided such as group medical and life insurance, SOS international assistance, bridging medical insurance and trustee liability insurance and a proposed salary review study are also reflected in the minutes. Under new issues the minutes record center directors’ views on the classification of special projects as restricted core, budget formats, trustee remuneration, division of responsibility and coordination of mandate terminology among centers, disciplinary procedures and center cooperation in Southern Africa. Other topics covered include discussion with the Executive Secretary CG nominees to center boards and donor relations, CG sponsored fellowships for recruitment of young scientists, international status and acquisition of tax exempt status (501 C-3) under US law. A report from FAO on the establishment of an International Convention for Plant Genetic Resources and an International Gene Bank and an initiative by the Rockefeller on IARC’s and new biology are also recorded in the minutes.
|Germplasm exchange, Nutrition, IARC information technology, IARC compensation, Special projects, Plant genetic resources|