Updates from CGIAR: Note from the Executive Managing Director, Dr Claudia Sadoff

The first ever Food and Agriculture Pavilion, co-hosted by CGIAR, the FAO and The Rockefeller Foundation, welcomed high-level officials including US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and USAID Administrator Samantha Power, who both spoke of the US’ commitment to funding CGIAR; and UAE Minister of Climate and Environment HE Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri who spoke about UAE’s commitment to transforming food systems for climate mitigation.  Watch the event here. Photos here.

On Thursday, African Development Bank Group President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina visited the Food Pavilion and met with Claudia Sadoff and other CGIAR colleagues to discuss how the two organizations can work together to increase food security in Africa. See the photos on Twitter

At our event on Climate Security and Agriculture (watch here) Ireland announced a €14 million investment in CGIAR 

Last week, at the opening ceremony of the #FoodAgPavilion, co-hosted by CGIAR, FAO, and Rockefeller Foundation, Raj Shah spoke of how we need CGIAR science and innovation now more than ever. Watch the launch or read more about the Pavilion’s first day.

Claudia Sadoff spoke to UNFCCC negotiators at the High Level Segment, saying, “Food systems are fundamental to the climate change battle, part of the problem, but also an important part of the solution with immediate opportunities to lower emissions and enhance resilience. Watch her intervention here. [22]

A wrap-up of CGIAR activities at COP27 can be found here [23].