CGIAR Center Directors Committee Minutes, Presiding Chair: W. Gamble
CGIAR Center Directors Committee
Minutes of the Center Directors Meeting of November 1984 provide a detailed analysis of and agreements reached at Eastern and Southern Africa Farming Systems Workshop on specific center responsibilities aimed at facilitating inter-center cooperation and enhancing work with national programs. A number of decisions made by Center Directors are covered in these minutes and include indexing minutes of meetings and hiring a consultant to undertake the task; greater collaboration with FAO, appointment of a Liaison Scientist to facilitate contact between Centers and SACCAR and inter-center cooperation on nutrition research based on a paper prepared by IFPRI. Center Directors’ reactions to a budget study that addresses the handling of core or base activities versus marginal priorities, the stabilization mechanism, depreciation, a communications workshop hosted by IDRC, the data transfer network undertaking, blocked currencies and establishment of an organization to receive tax deductible contributions from corporations as a means of augmenting system resources, establishment of a unit in the CG secretariat to work on fundraising jointly sponsored by centers and the Secretariat are also recorded.
|East Africa, South Africa, Nutrition, Farming systems, NARS, FAO|