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Now on board: GCP welcomes new members to the Executive Board

GCP is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its Executive Board.

Dr Michael Morris and Dr Markus Palenberg came on board in March 2012, shortly before joining the team for the 8th Executive Board Meeting, from March 28-29 at GCP HQ in El Batan, Mexico. They bring with them an extensive portfolio of expertise ranging from agricultural strategy to evaluation methodology and capacity building.

Dr Morris is currently a Programme Coordinator in the Agriculture and Rural Development Unit (AFTAR) of the World Bank, where he manages work on agriculture and rural development throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. He has extensive experience as scientist, researcher, and manager, and has worked in more than 40 developing countries throughout his career. His areas of expertise include agricultural strategy and policy formulation, farm-level productivity enhancement, marketing systems and value chain development, agricultural research and technology transfer, institutional strengthening, and capacity building.

Dr Palenberg is managing director of the Institute for Development Strategy (IfDS), an independent research institute in Munich, Germany, where he carries out multiple roles as researcher, evaluator and advisor. His research focus is on evaluation methodology, whilst his evaluation specialisation is on theory-based evaluations of global programmes and public-private development partnerships. He also advises programmes and networks on impact strategies, internal governance arrangements and M&E systems. In addition, he is a member of the Programme Management Team of HarvestPlus, GCP's sister Challenge Programme.

Welcome to GCP's Executive Board!

To view their full profiles, visit the Executive Board page.