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With only one week to go, the CGIAR Development Dialogues 2014 will showcase the important role of agricultural research within broader development discussions at the UN General Assembly and UN Climate Summit in New York.

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Delivering solutions to realize the Sustainable Developmental Goals and Global Climate Agenda 25 September, 2014

The CGIAR Development Dialogues will take place on Thursday, 25 September in New York.  The event will include:

    • keynote speeches from experts across sectors and regions
    • lively, theme-based panel sessions with Q&As
    • networking breaks and exhibition areas
    • and much more

Attention! A few last-minute places have opened up to attend the Dialogues.  If you know of someone interested in attending, please ask them to email with their name, position and organisation, before these places fill up.

For those unable to attend in person, we encourage online participation via the livestream of the event at

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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