Working as a System for the Public Good Joachim Voss Director General, CIAT Alliance Executive, Incoming Chair Outline 1. Improving Efficiency and Quality 5. New Approaches to Capacity Building 2. Rebuilding after Catastrophes 6. Global Challenge Programs 3. Improved Coordination of Our Efforts in Africa 7. New Opportunities 4. Making Global Public Goods Available Regionally 8. Future Harvest Alliance 1. Improving Efficiency and Quality System Office • CAS (Central Advisory Services • Human Resources for Intellectual Property Rights) • Internal Audit • ICT-KM (Information & • FHAO (Future Harvest Communication Technologies and Knowledge Management) • G&D (Gender and Diversity Program) Alliance Office) • Science Council Secretariat • CG Secretariat 1. Improving Efficiency and Quality Inter-Center Research Support Services • Shared library services • Joint appointment for Director Corporate Services • Shared research services • Housing sister Centers 2. Rebuilding after Catastrophes Aceh, Indonesia • Seeds of Hope • Healing Wounds • CONSRN (Consortium to Restore Shattered Livelihoods of Communities in Tsunami Affected Nations) Rwanda Mitch Afghanistan Cambodia Tsunami 3. Improved Coordination of Our Efforts in Africa Regional Medium Term Plans CGIAR Centers Regional & Subregional organizations National programs NGOs 3. Improved Coordination of Our Efforts in Africa Sub-Saharan Africa Challenge Program Intensified farming systems Sound NRM Accessibility and efficiency of markets Formulation and adoption of policies African-led (FARA) 4. Global Public Goods Available Regionally AI (Amazon Initiative) UPWARD AHI (African Hillsides Initiative) CAC (Consortium for Central Asia and the Caucasus) (Users’ Perspectives with Agricultural Research and Development) CONDESAN (Consortium for the Sustainable Development of the Andean Region) 5. New Approaches to Capacity Building VASAT – Virtual Academy for the Semi-Arid Tropics GOFAU – Global Open Food and Agriculture University SAEC-DE – Strengthening Agricultural and Environmental Capacities through Distance Education 6. Global Challenge Programs Generation • • Start up date Budget • On-going projects • • Members of Consortium Partners Sep 2003 US$24M (2004-2005) US$44M (2006-2008) 17 competitive grants 34 commissioned grants 15 capacity building 18 26 NARS 27 ARIs 6. Global Challenge Programs Harvest Plus • • Start up date Mar 2003 Current budget US$72.4 M (2003-2011) • Partners over 38 16 ARIs/Universities 10 CG Centers 1 Private Sector 2 Regional Organizations 2 International NGOs 3 National NGOs 4 GOs Several NARS & Universities in developing countries 6. Global Challenge Programs Water and Food • • Start up date 1 Nov 2002 Current budget US$65 M (2003-2008) • • On-going projects 66 Members of Consortium 19 7. New Opportunities Climate Change There’s no point in looking for the effects of climate change here! When this is what is going to happen Maunder minimum. Little Ice Age. Variations of the Earth’s Temperature, 1000 - 2100 Africa at risk: lower maize yields expected due to climate change 2005 2050 Change kg-1 Yield kg ha-1 <-2000 500 1000 1500 -1000 ™ -250 +250 2000 +1000 2500 >2500 Ceres Maize >2000 World wheat crop under threat: global wind patterns spreading new strain of old disease 7. New Opportunities Agricultural Health & Human Health 1415 species of infectious organisms known to be pathogenic to humans… 868 (61%) are zoonotic Contamination of Water Resources Vector-Borne Diseases 7. New Opportunities Agricultural Health & Human Health Pesticide abuse Cyanogenic compounds Mycotoxin contamination 7. New Opportunities High Value Products • What are high value products for the poor? Underutilized species Products derived from traditional commodities (value-added) Unique varieties of traditional commodities • What are the strengths of the CG? Germplasm Breeding expertise Knowledge of traditional commodity chains 8. Future Harvest Alliance Advances • CBC Alliance Board (AB) • Alliance Executive (AE) Priorities and Procedures approved by AB and AE Conflict resolution mediation approved by AB and AE Thank you!