Governance and Management

Day-to-day management of the genebanks is the responsibility of the Centers. The Initiative workplan is implemented under the guidance of a Management Team.

Fields of Barley growing at ICARDA in Terbol, Lebanon. Credit: Shawn Landersz

The Platform’s Management Team consists of the Initiative Lead, the Executive Committee of the Article 15 Group (the genebank managers of those CGIAR Centers that have designated their collections under Article 15 of the ITPGRFA), the Policy Module Coordinator and a representative of the Germplasm Health Units.

The Management Team holds monthly virtual meetings and meets face-to-face twice a year.

The Initiative Lead is a staff member of the CGIAR System Organisation. They oversee the technical and financial management of the Initiative as a whole.

An Independent Advisory Committee (IAC) of experts in the conservation and use of PGRFA, with representatives from public and private sectors, provides guidance and facilitates effective collaboration between genebanks and partners.