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Welcome 2012 Annual Program Review
Transcript of Welcome 2012 Annual Program Review
provide peer oversight
and advice to promote high quality research and enable CIAT to achieve CGIAR System Level outcomes within the agreed CGIAR Strategy & Results Framework
identify areas of potential integration
within CIAT’s 3 Research Areas and improve links with CGIAR Research Programs
identify activities that should be discontinued and/or initiatives that should be strengthened
discuss cross cutting challenges
such as a Monitoring and Evaluation framework
Welcome to the
2012 Annual Program Review!!!
Oversight to promote high quality research
Strategic Results Framework (SRF) focus on achievement of 4 System Level Outcomes (SLOs)
Research prioritization proposed at two levels (System level and CRP level) and the prioritization process will be guided by quality of science and achievement of research and development outcomes
We should continue to raise the bar! And make sure that the quality and relevance of our research is well above CGIAR average!
Identify areas of potential
integration within CIAT and CGIAR CRPs
Improve integration of our 3 Research Areas: DAPA (& CCAFS), AGROBIODIVERSITY and SOILS
Strengthen systems research in SE Asia and Central America
Identify activities that we should discontinue and/or initiatives that should be strengthened
Expand Tropical Forage research in Africa
Strengthen Soils/ system work in Central America and South East Asia
Discuss cross cutting challenges
such as a Monitoring and
Increased emphasis on parameters and metrics to benchmark and monitor progress towards achieving SLOs
Consortium will use performance management to support resource allocation decisions, in line with the priorities identified, to maximize impact and value for money
What have we discussed at
Have we followed up on our
Continued to build CIAT brand and identity and prepare a flagship publication on eco-efficiency
Strengthen impact assessment
Strengthen internal communications
Scale up forage research in African agricultural systems
Strengthen our research presence in SSA and SEA
Staff succession plans
We lag behind
Update soils research strategy
Strengthen gender analysis research
Continue to improve our business plan process, making sure that we address global research issues at a scale, and for that we need to strengthen our evaluation, M&E, foresight, impact assessment capabilities
When possible, decentralize research from HQs, growing in SSA and SEA
Improve internal and external communications
Continue to lower our costs of doing business
Improve our annual research planning process (workplans and timesheets!)
We need to (I think…)
By the end of 2013 –when all CRPs had time to operate- we should update our 2008 ‘strategic directions’ document aligning much closer to the SRF and CRP portfolio, to be implemented in
CIAT needs a much bolder strategic agenda, focus on expected outcomes for impact!
The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at … when we created them”