Strategy 2014-20

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Strategy 2014-20 / External Advisers panel

External Advisers panel

Nine high-level global, regional, and thematic experts from academia, the private sector, and international agencies were selected to form an advisory panel. Their principal role is to reflect and advise on key positions, analyses, and proposals generated by the revision process.

bryan_keating Dr. Bryan Keating
CSIRO Sustainable Agriculture Flagship
 eduardo_trigo Dr. Eduardo Trigo
Director, Grupo CEO
 etienne_hainzelin Dr. Etienne Hainzelin

Advisor to the President, CIRADAs an agronomist by training, with a PhD in genetics and plant breeding, I’ve worked in a wide array of contexts and countries. I have held long-term positions in Ivory Coast, Réunion Island, Canada, Brazil and France, as well as gone on missions in close to 40 countries.My scientific efforts have centred mostly on corn and sugar cane. Over time, given my responsibilities as a director of research and strategy, I became interested in the links between the social sciences and agronomics in general, with a special focus on the interactions between social dynamics, governance models and global transformations in rural settings. Between 2007 and 2010, I worked as research and strategy director for CIRAD (Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement), a research institute in France that has some 900 scientists working in partnerships across more than 40 southern hemisphere countries.CIRAD focuses on the prime issues surrounding the role of agriculture in southern hemisphere nations, both from the traditional perspectives (production, transformation, food production and processing, etc.) and from its newer angles (environmental impact, ecological services, poverty reduction, land management, multi-functionality, etc.). At CIRAD, I played an active role in recasting and redirecting the research issues and scientific strategies of the major French, European and international centres and institutes in the field. I am a member of the board of Fondation Française de la Biodiversité and of scientific councils of Fondation Agropolis and AgroParisTec.

 fernando_chaparro Dr. Fernando Chaparro

Director Society, Knowledge and Innovation ProgramCentral University, Bogotá, ColombiaFernando Chaparro is the Director of the Society, Knowledge and Innovation Program of Universidad Central in Bogotá, Colombia.  Born in Colombia, he holds an M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in sociology from the University of Princeton (N.J., USA).  Has been Director General of the Colombian Agricultural Research Corporation (CORPOICA), Director General of COLCIENCIAS, Executive Secretary of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) based in Rome, Italy, and Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean of IDRC of Canada.

 joachim_von_braun Dr. Joachim von Braun
Director of Center for Development Research (ZEF)
 masa_iwanaga Dr. Masa Iwanaga
President, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)

Dr Masa Iwanaga has served as the President of the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Science (JIRCAS) since April 2011. He was previously Director General of the National Institute of Crop Science located in Tsukuba, Japan and served as the Director General of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico.       








 melissa_wood Dr. Mellissa Wood
Director of the Australian International Food Security Centre (AIFSC) based in the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) in Canberra Australia.
 nguyen_van_bo Dr. Nguyen Van Bo

President Viet Nam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS)Dr. Nguyen Van Bo is President of the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Science, Vietnam (VAAS). He began his career in 1978 as a soil and plant nutrition scientist and subsequently worked in soil fertility, fertilizer efficiency, farming systems, land use policy and environmental monitoring. His current work focuses on food security, biofuels, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.Dr. Bo is vice-chair of the Science and Technology council of the Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Development, and a member of steering committee on climate change mitigation and adaptation program in agriculture.Dr. Bo worked as Director General of the National Institute for Soils and Fertilizers (1994-1999) and Director General of the Department of Science and Technology and Environment, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (1999-2005) before becoming President of VAAS in 2006.Dr. Bo holds a PhD in Biology from the Moscow State University, Russia.


 segenet_kelemu Dr. Segenet Kelemu
Vice President-Programs, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
 yolanda_kakabadze Dr. Yolanda Kakabadze
President, World Wildlife Fund
 Greg_Traxler Dr. Greg Traxler

Interim Deputy Director –Agricultural Policy, Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationGreg Traxler is a Senior Program Officer of the Agricultural Development at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to this position he was professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. His research interests include the process and impacts of agricultural research, the economics of intellectual property rights, the distribution of benefits from biotechnology innovation, and the coordination of public and private sector agricultural research.Dr. Traxler obtained a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Iowa State University, an M.S. in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota, and a B.B.A. from the University of Portland.



Guy Henry, Chair of CIAT Strategy Taskforce
Skype: guyherny
+57 2 4450 124

Maria Fernanda Reyes, Secretary to CIAT Board of Trustees
Skype: mariafreyesdiaz
+57 2 4450 076