Hosted by the 1818 Society Agriculture and Rural Development
The speakers will discuss the revisionist prehistory of the CGIAR and present the published paper in World Development.
Derek Byerlee – Adjunct Professor in the Global Human Development Program at Georgetown University. He has held senior positions at Michigan State University, USA; in the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico and South Asia; and in the World Bank where he worked as Lead Economist, Rural Strategy and Policy, and Co-Director of the World Development Report, 2008. Since retiring from the World Bank, he has served as on a number of international board and panels and is currently vice-Chair of the Board of IFPRI. Mr. Byerlee has been named an Officer of the Order of Australia, the country’s second-highest membership honor, for his distinguished service to sustainable development, poverty reduction, and food security. The award was among those announced by Australia on June 10, 2019, as part of birthday commemorations for Queen Elizabeth II.
John Lynam – Independent consultant based in Nairobi, Kenya. He has held positions in CIAT, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Gatsby Trust before consulting for many of the CGIAR centers and aid agencies. He has served as chair of the board of the World Agroforestry Center and has served on the science/oversight committees of three of the CGIAR Research Programs (CRP’s), most recently chairing the Independent Science Committee of the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) CRP.
To read the short version of the paper published in World Development, please click here.
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