BGRI 2009- 2014: An effective platform for global coordination

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Kathy Kahn, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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  • 1. An  Effec(ve  Pla-orm  for   Global  Coordina(on   The  Borlaug  Global  Rust   Ini(a(ve  2009-­‐2014:   Sarah  Davidson  Evanega  (snd2@cornell.edu)   Linda.McCandless@cornell.edu  
  • 2. What’s working, and how do we keep improving?
  • 3. Focus  on   the  farmer  
  • 4. 2005  
  • 5. The  global  BGRI  partnership  today    
  • 6. Globally  Coordinated   Surveillance  Community  
  • 7. Strengthening  surveillance  
  • 8. Interna(onal   Screening  Nurseries  
  • 9. CGIAR  wheat  breeding  -­‐  readiness   and  commitment  to  deliver    
  • 10. Embracing  our  future   Photo: CIMMYT
  • 11. Embracing  our  future  
  • 12. Leadership  
  • 13. Leadership  
  • 14. Advocacy     Na(onal  ini(a(ves  for  local  and  global  progress   Photos: Les Szabo
  • 15. Communica(on  
  • 16. GeOng  the  message  out  
  • 17. Take  it  to  the  farmer  
  • 18. Success  is   possible  !  
  • 19. Gene  stewardship  
  • 20. Gene  stewardship  starts  with   knowing  what  you’ve  got!  
  • 21. Name  those  genes:   Nice  poster  examples  this  week                    #92    
  • 22. Dr  Malaker  et  al      #80  
  • 23. BGRI  mee(ng  in  2009  
  • 24. BGRI  in  2009  
  • 25. “I  am  but  one  member  of   a  vast  team  made  up  of   many  organiza5ons,   officials,  thousands  of   scien5sts,  and  millions  of   farmers  -­‐  mostly  small   and  humble  -­‐  who  for   many  years  have  been   figh5ng  a  …  war  on  the   food  produc5on  front.”  
  • 26. Our  fight  against  hunger  con(nues….  
  • 27. Take  it  to  the   farmer:       We  s(ll  have   work  to  do!  
  • 28. Thank  YOU!