Nominations and applications are invited for the role of Chairperson of GFAR for a 3-year period from July 2017
GFAR is the unique multi-stakeholder global forum on agricultural research and innovation. An open, voluntary forum and a movement for change, GFAR is a global action network, made up of hundreds of partner organizations from public, private and civil society sectors, working together to shape the future of agriculture and food and their role in achieving sustainable development.
GFAR works through mobilizing collective dialogue, actions and advocacy, at national, regional and international levels, to strengthen and transform agri-food research and innovation systems and make them more responsive, equitable, and effective in achieving sustainable development outcomes.
This prestigious and influential role is open to all suitably qualified candidates.
The successful applicant must be widely recognized as a dynamic 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 profi le in generating, supporting, transforming, adapting, or using, agriculture or food knowledge, research or innovation in support of sustainable development.
Nominations or Applications with Curriculum Vitae should be submitted by 5 May 2017, to the GFAR Search Committee Chair, by e-mail to:
gfar-secretariat[at]fao[dot]org, or by mail to GFAR Secretariat, FAO of the UN, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153, Rome, Italy. We welcome
recommendation letters to be attached for reference.
Further information on the role and responsibilities of the Chairperson can be found here.