This report contains updates on the CGIAR Secretariat’s activities in
support of the CGIAR System and outcome of ExCo efforts (not discussed elsewhere in the agenda) on behalf of the CGIAR. Report was presented by CGIAR Director Ren Wang during the AGM08 meeting in Maputo, Mozambique. It states that a considerable portion of CGIAR efforts and activities since AGM07 have been devoted to the CGIAR Change Management Process and Independent Review. It also covers communications and outreach activities, funding plans and goverance and accountability.