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The CGIAR Development Dialogues 2014

The CGIAR Development Dialogues is a high-level event focusing global attention on the vital role of agriculture and food systems in achieving sustainable development. Critically linking research in agriculture to the emerging United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the event will feature lively high-level panel debates amongst leading scientists, Heads of State, prominent private sector players, philanthropic organizations, and prestigious academic institutions.

This is an invitation-only event but limited places are still available. Contact with your name, role and affiliation to register.

Date: 25 September
Time: 10:00 – 6:30pm
Place: Columbia University Faculty House
64 Morningside Drive
New York
NY 10027

You are also invited to participate in our Investing for Impact forum, where we will explore opportunities for the application of innovative mechanisms to finance research and discuss the challenges and opportunities that public-private partnerships present in the context of international agricultural research.

Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 AM. Please RSVP to with your name and contact details.

Date: 25 September
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Place: The Garden Room, Faculty House at Columbia University
64 Morningside Drive
New York
NY 10027

Conference Speakers

Tumusiime Rhoda-Peace
High-Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union
Halldór Thorgeirsson
Director for Strategy, UN Climate Change Secretariat

Kanayo F. Nwanze
President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Rajendra K. Pachauri
Chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Sonja Vermeulen
Head of Research, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
Johan Rockström
Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre
Akinwumi A. Adesina
Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Gerda Verburg
Chair of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS)
Manuel Pulgar-Vidal
Minister of State for Environment, Peru and UNFCCC COP20 President
Howard Minigh
President & CEO, CropLife International
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We look forward to welcoming you at Faculty House, Columbia University
in New York this Thursday, September 25. Registration opens at 9am.

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