Preston Auditorium, Wednesday, July 6, 2011, 9:15 a.m.
The Preston Auditorium is expected to be filled. The audience will include CGIAR Consortium and Fund Council representatives, Directors General of Centers, agricultural research partners, IFPRI Center staff, past CGIAR chairs, World Bank staff, and other external guests. In addition, the event will be webcast for the benefit of staff at all CGIAR Centers and other partners.
Mr. Zoellick, Ms. Andersen, Mr. Shah, and Mr. Castañeda, will be on stage in the Preston Auditorium, with the podium stage right. A backdrop will feature an image of the 40th anniversary of CGIAR.
- To celebrate CGIAR’s tremendous achievements in agricultural research over the past 40 years
- To showcase, through the launch of a CGIAR Research Program (CRP), how the CGIAR has repositioned itself to continue to address emerging challenges for the next 40 years
- To reiterate the World Bank’s and other donors’/partners’ support to the CGIAR in its drive to enhance food security
|9:15 a.m.||Roger V. Morier – Call to order and introduces Inger|
|9:15 a.m.||Inger Andersen: Welcome remarks
|9:20 a.m.||Video Presentation – The Story of the Start of the CGIAR, as told by Norman Borlaug and Robert McNamara|
|9:30 a.m.||Inger Andersen: Invitation to Mr. Zoellick to make remarks (approximately 10 minutes)
|9:40 a.m.||Rajiv Shah, Administrator, USAID invited to make remarks (TBC)
|9:50 a.m.||Mariano Ruiz-Funes, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Mexico, invited to make brief remarks
|9:55 a.m.||Presentation by the CGIAR Fund Office to Mr. Zoellick, Mr. Shah, and Mr. Castañeda of a book produced for the 40th anniversary of the CGIAR|
|10:00 a.m.||Mr. Zoellick’s departure from Preston Auditorium. Platform personnel change|
|Launch of MAIZE CRP
|10:05 a.m.||Introductory remarks by Inger Andersen, Chair, Fund Council
|10:15 a.m.||Remarks by Carlos Perez del Castillo, Board Chair, Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers
|10:25 a.m.||Video: African farmer and Asian farmer
|10:35 a.m.||Remarks by Ephraim Mukisira, Director, KARI
|10:45 a.m.||Launch of MAIZE Program, Tom Lumpkin, DG, CIMMYT
|10:55 a.m.||Closing Remarks by Jonathan Wadsworth, Executive Secretary, Fund Council and Head of Fund Office|