CGIAR Center Directors Committee Minutes, Presiding Chair: L. Brader
CGIAR Center Directors Committee
The Minutes record CDC discussion in preparation for a meeting with the CGIAR Finance Committee on issues such as agenda versus non-agenda activities, financial reporting, coordination costs of systemwide initiatives, matrix funding, funding gaps, overhead and restricted funding. The CD discuss the balancing fund and conclude that they will handle their own risk management, absorb losses and benefit from gains. They report emerging consensus developing among the NARS and the centers about global agricultural research in general and the growing partnership between centers and the regional organizations. Under AIARC matters, the minutes record proposals for flexible retirement fund arrangements, and the decision to continue providing retiree insurance for existing employees, but explore other options for new retirees. Extensive discussion is recorded on progress of various initiatives undertaken by PARC concluding with the endorsement of a proposal to focus PARC’s next activities on countries whose funding to the CG is at greatest risk. CDC Committee reports discuss preparation of an inter-center training proposal to be submitted to the EU, revised guidelines for IPR, financial support to the IVDN by the Secretariat and discussions between the CDC, CBC and TAC on priorities and strategies.
|CGIAR Finance Committee, PARC, European Commission, Training, Priorities and strategies, IPR|