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Three awards under Senior Expert Programme of the Netherlands-CGIAR partnership

Three CGIAR experts awarded on global food security
Three awards under CGIAR SEP programme
April 29, 2019 By: F&BKP Office, NWO WOTRO Image: via Flickr (by: Alex Berger)
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Three senior researchers employed at Dutch research organizations will receive extra funding to spend more time on their CGIAR research and research management in large CGIAR programmes and platforms. The CGIAR, a global research partnership, also collaborates with the Netherlands on food security, dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

The awarded researchers submitted a proposal in the second assessment round of the Senior Experts Programme (SEP) call of the Netherlands – CGIAR partnership. In the first round, seven experts were awarded. This call is continuously open until Thursday February 27, 2020, or until the budget is fully allocated. The deadline for the next assessment round is June 4, 2019.

Funded experts

  • Prof. ir C. Leeuwis
    Dutch research organization: Wageningen University and Research
    CGIAR institutes: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Centro Internacional De La Papa – CIP
    Focus: “Innovation and Scaling in the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas”
    Flagship 5: “Improved Livelihoods at Scale”, Cluster 5.4 “Scaling RTB Agri-food System Innovations”.
  • Dr D. Dentoni
    Dutch research organization: Wageningen University and Research
    CGIAR institutes: World Agroforestry Centre and International Livestock Research Institute
    Focus: “Entrepreneurial Learning in Inclusive Agribusiness (ELIA)”
    Flagship 2 “Climate Smart Technologies and Practices” and Flagship 5 “Livestock”
  • Prof. ir K.E. Giller
    Dutch research organization: Wageningen University and Research
    CGIAR institute: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
    Focus: ‘Farming Systems Analysis for Inclusive and Resilient Agriculture’.
    Flagship 4 “Sustainable intensification of maize based systems for better livelihoods for smallholders”

Background information

The proposals are awarded within the Senior Expert Programme (SEP) of the Netherlands – CGIAR research programme. The SEP instrument aims to contribute to the mutual benefit of partnering between CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs), CGIAR platforms and CGIAR Centers and Dutch knowledge institutes and stakeholders by supporting the participation of Dutch research organizations in CGIAR. This call for SEP candidates is implemented by NWO-WOTRO in close collaboration with the CGIAR and with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinFA) and of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (MinAgri), as well as the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP).

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Source: NWO

 

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