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Chair – GFAR / GCARD

Delivering the Change Together Chair-the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR)

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Nominations and applications are invited for the role of Chairperson, the Global Forum on Agricultural Research, for a 3-year period from April 2013.

The global forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) is a unique, inclusice multi-stakeholder forum, bringing together all the those concerned with the future of agriculture and rural development to help strengthen and transform the roles played by agricultural knowledge, research and innovation in meeting key food security and development needs.

GFAR is a mechanism for change. Through the processes established in the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) Roadmap, GFAR catalyzes and facilitates change in agricultural research for development systems around the world, to increase their value and impact. The global forum works through a range of implementing bodies national, regional and international levels and in public, private and civil sectors.

This prestigious and influential role is open to all suitably qualified candidates from countries of the south, i.e. from developing countries.

The successful applicant must be widely recognized as a leader and advocate, actively advancing agriculture within public, private or civil sectors at national/regional/global level, with demonstrated engagement with multiple stakeholders and a high profile research or innovation in support of development purposes.

s/he must have an ability to recognize and value the perspectives of others and build operational consensus for collaborative actions. Women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

The position is unpaid, but attracts a small honorarium allowance. Further information on the responsibilities of the role can be found at www.egfar.org

Nominations or applications with curriculum vitae should be submitted by 16 February 2013, to the search committee Chair, MS Xiangjun Yao FAO, Viale delle Termed di Caracalla, 00153, Rome, Italy or sent by e-mail to: [email protected]

We welcome recommendation letters to be attached for reference.

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