The second CGIAR national consultation was as carried out in Managua, Nicaragua on 17 and 18 November. The national consultations are an integral part of the third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development, a two-year consultation process focusing on stakeholder and partner priorities at the national and regional level designed to help shape the strategy and future direction of international agriculture research and innovation. 

The Nicaragua National Consultation is the second in a series taking place through 2015 and 2016 in a set of countries identified through agreed criteria by CGIAR Centers and Research Programs (CRPs), with input from other stakeholder groups. Stakeholders detailed their ongoing activities and partnerships in Nicaragua, discussing the best ways to establish sustainable collaboration mechanisms aimed at aligning the CGIAR’s research activities, sites, and resources with those carried out by partners in the country; improving and scaling CGIAR-led research and the joint production of international public goods; and collectively achieving research for development objectives at a national level. 

Read more about the Nicaragua Consultation here.

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