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- Executive Board
- Consortium Committee
- Transition Taskforce
Until May 2008, GCP's apex governing body was the Programme Steering Committee (PSC). Effective June 2008, the Executive Board replaced the PSC as the apex governing body. Profiles of Board memebers are below. To see Board functions, scroll to the bottom of this page.
Previous board members
Claudio Gonzalez-Vega (2008–2011)
The Generation Challenge Programme unites three sets of partners, who – together – make up the GCP Consortium members. The Consortium comprises nine CGIAR centres and 13 non-CGIAR institutes (including four provisional members).
The Consortium was formed to advance the goal of, provide support for, participate in, and encourage expanded support for and participation in the Generation Challenge Programme. This collaborative approach allows GCP partners to tap into a significantly larger collective pool of scientific expertise, funding, information and other resources. The arrangement also allows GCP to conduct research on genetic questions that cut across crop species and thereby apply innovations in one area or commodity to other areas. Investigating traits in one species or plant type may provide vital clues to unlocking similar traits in others.
Each Consortium member appoints a representative to the Consortium Committee (CC). The CC has an independent (non-institutional) Chair, Dave Hoisington.
The GCP Director is an ex-officio member of the Consortium Committee
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The Intellectual Property Advisory Committee (IPAC) was created by GCP’s Executive Board, to advise the EB on strategic intellectual property (IP) matters, and also on specific issues or problems within GCP related to IP identified either by the EB or by GCP management.
1. Shawn Sullivan — law office and general counsel to International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI)
2. Cecilia Chi-Ham—PIPRA/University of California, Davis, USA
3. Rose Ndegwa—Texas A&M University, Technology Transfer Office, USA
4. Tankred Schuhman—Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Germnay
5. Maria Jose (Zeze) Sampaio—EMBRAPA, Brazil
GCP’s Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP) has a Scientific and Management Advisory Committee (SiMAC).
The Taskforce was constituted in June 2012 as part of a transition plan approved by the Executive Board at its meeting in March that year, and later endorsed by the Consortium Committee in April. The Taskforce comprised of representatives of the Executive Board, the GCP Consortium Committee, the CGIAR Consortium Office, and reinforced with external consultants. The role of the Taskforce was primarily to guide identifying the various research and service products over the Programme's 10-year lifespan, and the possibilities for their post-GCP positioning to assure continued availability, sustainability and impact.
Terms of reference
- Guide, review and approve the process of identifying the various outputs and products of GCP’s work that are pertinent to the transition process.
- Evaluate the Postion Papers to be prepared for the different GCP outputs and products, including assessing the post-GCP recommendations provided on each of the outputs and products by the GCP staff team and external advisors.
- Review institutional options and alternatives that may be suggested to accommodate GCP activities that are proposed to continue after GCP’s closure that may not fit into existing arrangements. This would include advice on appropriate external expertise that may be required to realise these options.
- Consider possible new and additional activities that could complement the 'homeless' activities mentioned above.
- If appropriate and necessary, and in co-ordination with the GCP Director, participate in approaches to, and consultations with, stakeholders, funders and partners.
- Keep the Executive Board and Consortium Committee informed, as appropriate, on deliberations and progress.
Vivienne Anthony, Syngenta Foundation
Andrew Bennett, GCP Executive Board (EB) Chair
Stefania Grando, CGIAR Consoritum Office
Dave Hoisington, GCP Consortium Committee Independent Chair/University of Georgia, USA
Jurandir Magalhães, EMBRAPA
John O’Toole, Consultant
Markus Palenberg, EB member
Jean-Marcel Ribaut, GCP Director