CGIAR System Council

The CGIAR System Council is the strategic decision-making body of the CGIAR System that keeps under review the strategy, mission, impact and continued relevancy of the System as a whole.

CGIAR System Management Board

The CGIAR System Management Board is an integral part of the CGIAR System, comprised of 9 Voting members, 1 Ex-Officio Non-Voting member and 5 Active observers, and is responsible for providing strategic direction and effective governance and leadership of the CGIAR System Organization.

General Assembly of the Centers

The General Assembly of Centers is a forum for CGIAR Research Centers to discuss issues relevant to Centers, including those related to the CGIAR System and CGIAR System Organization, it is therefore an important linking mechanism for the CGIAR System as a whole.

See How we Work for more information on CGIAR’s Governance model and find below information on meetings and documents related to CGIAR’s Governance bodies.

All meeting documents


  • 12th CGIAR System Management Board Meeting

    • Virtual
    • 13.12.18

    The CGIAR System Management Board held its twelfth meeting from 2:00pm to 6:00pm CET on Thursday 13 December 2018.

  • 11th CGIAR System Management Board Extraordinary Meeting

    • Virtual
    • 25.10.18

    The CGIAR System Management Board held an extraordinary meeting on Thursday 25 October 2018.

  • 10th CGIAR System Management Board Meeting

    • Nairobi, Kenya
    • 26.09.18 > 27.09.18

    The CGIAR System Management Board held its tenth meeting on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 September 2018.

  • 3rd General Assembly of Centers

    • Bogor, Indonesia
    • 30.01.19 > 31.01.19

    The third General Assembly of Centers was held on 30 and 31 January 2019, hosted by CIFOR in Bogor, Indonesia.

  • 7th CGIAR System Council Meeting

    • Seattle, United States of America
    • 15.11.18 > 16.11.18

    The 7th meeting of the CGIAR System Council took place on 15 and 16 November 2018 in Seattle, United States of America.

  • 6th CGIAR System Council Meeting

    • Berlin, Germany
    • 16.05.18 > 17.05.18

    The 6th meeting of the CGIAR System Council took place on 16 and 17 May 2018 in Berlin, Germany.