December 2014
End of year newsletter
           
A message from Frank Rijsberman
Frank Rijsberman is a familiar face in CGIAR, as he served as Director General of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), one of the 15 CGIAR Consortium Research Centers, from 2000 to 2007. At IWMI he initiated the Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture and he developed and led the Challenge Program on Water and Food. 

He then moved to Google.org as Program Director of their philanthropic team. In 2010 he was appointed as the first Director of the Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – ramping up an investment program focusing on sanitation that works for the poor.

Frank has over 30 years’ experience as a researcher and consultant in natural resources management in developing, transition, and developed economies. He has consulted for numerous international and bilateral organizations and co-founded Resource Analysis, a research and consulting firm in his native Holland. In 1997 he was appointed full Professor at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, in Delft, The Netherlands.

2014 Highlights
End of year round-up: Stories, videos and photos from 2014 Highlights from the CGIAR Development Dialogues 2014 Summary Statement from the Development Dialogues
A collection of stories and highlights from CGIAR Centers and Research Programs. Hand-selected by the Centers and Research Programs themselves, these stories signify the accomplishments of 2014. Watch highlights from the livestream at the CGIAR Development Dialogues 2014. Mostly taken from keynote speeches, these quotes signify the importance of continued support for scientific research for agricultural development. Outcomes and results from the CGIAR Development Dialogues 2014, including: key messages, "Investing for Impact" forum, theme discussions and communications activities.
A year of celebrations
ILRI@40: Better lives through livestock Celebrating 40 years of agricultural biodiversity research CGIAR Celebrates FARA in South Afria
Join us this year to help mark the past and map the future of livestock research for sustainable food and nutritional security, economic well-being and healthy lives. On June 26th 2014, Bioversity International reached a significant milestone – 40 years of operation as the world agricultural biodiversity research-for-development centre. When the lead organization for African Agricultural Research celebrates its 15th anniversary, CGIAR shows its head up, joins the party and puts on a show!