Five more experts funded in the NL-CGIAR programme

27 September 2019

Five senior researchers will receive funding in the third assessment round of the CGIAR Senior Experts Programme to spend more time on their CGIAR research and research management in large CGIAR programmes and platforms. The CGIAR, a global research partnership, collaborates with the Netherlands on food security, dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

The Senior Expert Programme (SEP) is one of the three instruments in the Netherlands - CGIAR research programme. The Senior Expert Programme aims to support the participation of Dutch research organisations in CGIAR. This is realised through funding part of the personnel costs of Senior Experts who are employed at a Dutch research organisation and participate within a CGIAR Research Program (CRP) or Platform with linkages to one or more of the four priority knowledge domains of the thematic strategic partnership. The deadline for the next assessment round is 21 November 2019. This will probably be the last opportunity to submit a proposal, depending on the remaining budget.

Funded experts

  • Dr ir. C.J.M. Almekinders
    Dutch research organisation: Wageningen University and Research
    CGIAR institutes: International Potato Center (CIP) and International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
    Focus: The CRP RTB Seed systems CC 2.1 – Improving RTB planting material and access to new varieties and the CRP MAIZE
  • Prof. ir P. J. M. Oosterveer
    Dutch research organisation: Wageningen University and Research
    CGIAR institute: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
    Focus: A4NH - Food Systems for Healthier Diets Anchoring and Upscaling
  • Dr E.F. Talsma
    Dutch research organisation: Wageningen University and Research
    CGIAR institute: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
    Focus: Healthy and Sustainable Diets in Vietnam and Bangladesh
  • Dr B.T.M. Louman
    Dutch research organisation: Stichting Tropenbos International
    CGIAR institute: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
    Focus: Innovative Finance for Sustainable Landscapes
  • Ir R. Pyburn
    Dutch research organisation: KIT Royal Tropical Institute
    CGIAR institute: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
    Focus: CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research and Flagship 6 CRP Policies, Institutions and Markets

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Source: NWO