GFAR is currently seeking candidates for Chairperson of this unique multi-stakeholder global forum on agricultural research and innovation. 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 profile in generating, supporting, transforming, adapting, or using, agriculture or food knowledge, research or innovation in support of sustainable development.

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.

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.

The original announcment in The Economist can be found here

Further information on the role and responsibilities of the Chairperson here

Please refer to section 5.3 of the 2017 GFAR Charter for full terms of reference for the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson.

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