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Crp3.4 abll interview

  1. 1. Luis Augusto Becerra Lopez-Lavalle PhD, M.Sc, B.Sc
  2. 2. Luis Augusto Becerra Lopez-Lavalle PhD, M.Sc, B.Sc
  3. 3. Luis Augusto Becerra Lopez-Lavalle PhD, M.Sc, B.Sc
  4. 4. Senior Scientist Cassava Molecular Geneticist Luis Augusto Becerra Lopez-Lavalle PhD, M.Sc, B.Sc
  5. 5. L. Augusto Becerra Lopez-Lavalle PhD, MSc, BSc The Opportunities and Challenges of Leading a Successful CRP3.4
  6. 6. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income What I know about CRP3.4 1. Learning 2. Understanding (Opportunities and Challenges) My plans for CRP3.4 (Leadership) 1. Research-for-development (R4D) 2. Management Personal style Content
  7. 7. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Learning Lead Center Partner Centers
  8. 8. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Learning Outcomes
  9. 9. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Learning Outcomes Impact
  10. 10. Project Units CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Learning Outcomes Impact
  11. 11. Project Units •Keeps the whole RTB on track Impact-Partnership CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Learning Outcomes Impact
  12. 12. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Learning PROGRAM GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT
  13. 13. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Learning PROGRAM GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT Program’s Support Structure
  14. 14. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Learning PROGRAM GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT Program’s Support Structure Program’s Divisional Management
  15. 15. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Learning PROGRAM GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT Program’s Support Structure Program’s Divisional Management Program’s Functional Structure - THE R4D ARM of the CRP-RTB and HEART of PPP
  16. 16. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income PROGRAM GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT Program’s Divisional Management T7 Program’s Support Structure Learning: THEME 7
  17. 17. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Understanding PROGRAM GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT Program’s Divisional Management T7 •Keeps the whole RTB on track Program’s Support Structure Scenario 1
  18. 18. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Understanding PROGRAM GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT Program’s Divisional Management T7 Program’s Support Structure Scenario 2
  19. 19. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income PROGRAM GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT Program’s Divisional Management T7 Understanding Program’s Support Structure Scenario 3
  20. 20. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income PROGRAM GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT Program’s Divisional Management T7 Understanding S Program’s Support Structure Scenario 4 
  21. 21. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income • Roots, tubers and banana crops are important for the CGIAR • Create adequate leadership to excel SYNERGIES across crops within the CG participating center through effective coordination and integrated management • Do the “BEST SCIENCE” for the resource poor •“Must add value” to RTB crops over and above individual Center programs •Prioritization, integration by identifying: • Cross-crop learning opportunities • Spill-over possibilities •Demonstrate there is NEW WAYS OF DOING BUSINESS through • Research investment • Scientific breakthroughs and innovations Opportunities Challenges Opportunities & Challenges
  22. 22. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Opportunities & Challenges Functional Units
  23. 23. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income My plan as Leader: R4D Program’s Divisional Management S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 Breeding & Agronomy Biotechnology, Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics Phenomics, Biometrics & Database Pests, Diseases & Ecology Biochemistry, Nutrition & Quality Post Harvest, GIS, Policy, Gender & Markets PL1  PL2  PL3    PL4  PL5    PL1  PL2      PL3   PL4    PL5    PL1    PL2  PL3   PL4    PL1   PL2  PL3    PL1     PL2    PL3    PL1   PL2    PL3   PL1       PL2       PL3       PL4       PL5       Themes(ProjectUnits) Streams (Functional Units) Developing tools for more productive, ecologically robust cropping systems T5 Promoting postharvest technologies, value chains, and market opportunities T6 Enhancing impact through partnershipsT7 T1 Conserving and accessing genetic resources Accelerating “development and selection” of varieties with higher, stable yield and value added T2 T3 Managing priority pests and diseases T4 Making available low- cost, high- quality planting material for farmers
  24. 24. Functional Units CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income My plan as Leader: R4D Program’s Divisional Management S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 Breeding & Agronomy Biotechnology, Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics Phenomics, Biometrics & Database Pests, Diseases & Ecology Biochemistry, Nutrition & Quality Post Harvest, GIS, Policy, Gender & Markets PL1  PL2  PL3    PL4  PL5    PL1  PL2      PL3   PL4    PL5    PL1    PL2  PL3   PL4    PL1   PL2  PL3    PL1     PL2    PL3    PL1   PL2    PL3   PL1       PL2       PL3       PL4       PL5       Themes(ProjectUnits) Streams (Functional Units) Developing tools for more productive, ecologically robust cropping systems T5 Promoting postharvest technologies, value chains, and market opportunities T6 Enhancing impact through partnershipsT7 T1 Conserving and accessing genetic resources Accelerating “development and selection” of varieties with higher, stable yield and value added T2 T3 Managing priority pests and diseases T4 Making available low- cost, high- quality planting material for farmers
  25. 25. Functional Units CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income My plan as Leader: R4D Program’s Divisional Management S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 Breeding & Agronomy Biotechnology, Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics Phenomics, Biometrics & Database Pests, Diseases & Ecology Biochemistry, Nutrition & Quality Post Harvest, GIS, Policy, Gender & Markets PL1  PL2  PL3    PL4  PL5    PL1  PL2      PL3   PL4    PL5    PL1    PL2  PL3   PL4    PL1   PL2  PL3    PL1     PL2    PL3    PL1   PL2    PL3   PL1       PL2       PL3       PL4       PL5       Themes(ProjectUnits) Streams (Functional Units) Developing tools for more productive, ecologically robust cropping systems T5 Promoting postharvest technologies, value chains, and market opportunities T6 Enhancing impact through partnershipsT7 T1 Conserving and accessing genetic resources Accelerating “development and selection” of varieties with higher, stable yield and value added T2 T3 Managing priority pests and diseases T4 Making available low- cost, high- quality planting material for farmers STARS Science Innovators
  26. 26. Functional Units CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Partnerships My plan as Leader: R4D Program’s Divisional Management S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 Breeding & Agronomy Biotechnology, Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics Phenomics, Biometrics & Database Pests, Diseases & Ecology Biochemistry, Nutrition & Quality Post Harvest, GIS, Policy, Gender & Markets PL1  PL2  PL3    PL4  PL5    PL1  PL2      PL3   PL4    PL5    PL1    PL2  PL3   PL4    PL1   PL2  PL3    PL1     PL2    PL3    PL1   PL2    PL3   PL1       PL2       PL3       PL4       PL5       Themes(ProjectUnits) Streams (Functional Units) Developing tools for more productive, ecologically robust cropping systems T5 Promoting postharvest technologies, value chains, and market opportunities T6 Enhancing impact through partnershipsT7 T1 Conserving and accessing genetic resources Accelerating “development and selection” of varieties with higher, stable yield and value added T2 T3 Managing priority pests and diseases T4 Making available low- cost, high- quality planting material for farmers
  27. 27. S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 Breeding & Agronomy Biotechnology, Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics Phenomics, Biometrics & Database Pests, Diseases & Ecology Biochemistry, Nutrition & Quality Post Harvest, GIS, Policy, Gender & Markets PL1  PL2  PL3    PL4  PL5    PL1  PL2      PL3   PL4    PL5    PL1    PL2  PL3   PL4    PL1   PL2  PL3    PL1     PL2    PL3    PL1   PL2    PL3   PL1       PL2       PL3       PL4       PL5       Themes(ProjectUnits) Streams (Functional Units) Developing tools for more productive, ecologically robust cropping systems T5 Promoting postharvest technologies, value chains, and market opportunities T6 Enhancing impact through partnershipsT7 T1 Conserving and accessing genetic resources Accelerating “development and selection” of varieties with higher, stable yield and value added T2 T3 Managing priority pests and diseases T4 Making available low- cost, high- quality planting material for farmers CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income My plan as Leader Management Themes and Streams
  28. 28. S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 Breeding & Agronomy Biotechnology, Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics Phenomics, Biometrics & Database Pests, Diseases & Ecology Biochemistry, Nutrition & Quality Post Harvest, GIS, Policy, Gender & Markets PL1  PL2  PL3    PL4  PL5    PL1  PL2      PL3   PL4    PL5    PL1    PL2  PL3   PL4    PL1   PL2  PL3    PL1     PL2    PL3    PL1   PL2    PL3   PL1       PL2       PL3       PL4       PL5       Themes(ProjectUnits) Streams (Functional Units) Developing tools for more productive, ecologically robust cropping systems T5 Promoting postharvest technologies, value chains, and market opportunities T6 Enhancing impact through partnershipsT7 T1 Conserving and accessing genetic resources Accelerating “development and selection” of varieties with higher, stable yield and value added T2 T3 Managing priority pests and diseases T4 Making available low- cost, high- quality planting material for farmers CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income PD & MT My plan as Leader Management Themes and Streams
  29. 29. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income My plan as Leader Management Themes and Streams •May causes participants to experience excessive reporting, which can be frustrating and confusing •Participants must have good interpersonal skills •Participants must adopt collegial rather than vertical-type relationships •Show a strong commitment to networking with R4D partners Challenges •Allows economies of scale within functional units (Streams) •Enables in-depth knowledge and skill development •Improve coordination across product lines •Makes integration and standardization across product lines easy Opportunities
  30. 30. A vision for R4D on RTB: To procure the best science and technology toward fulfillment of RTB research needs and realization of our vision for CRP 3.4 A vision for CRP 3.4-RTB To conduct high‐quality, gender‐sensitive, and results‐oriented collaborative R4D using the full potential of RTB to contribute to the achievement of the vision of the CGIAR CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income The Global Program
  31. 31. Mission: Propose innovative R4D strategies that can contribute to the realization of our vision for the RTB, attaining scientific breakthroughs, and expanding the RTB research frontier CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income The Global Program
  32. 32. CRP3.4 aims to deliver public goods and build national R4D capacity to benefit resource-poor small to medium-size farmers (especially women), rural communities and local organizations as well as commercial farmers and entrepreneurs. The success for accomplishing this aim requires … CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Addressing the “vision” In today’s world (under current crisis)
  33. 33. • Improved food security (quantity and quality) for rural households thru RTB • Competitive and sustainable RTB farming and value chains • Strengthened social and human capital at different levels: communities, industries, and local and national governments • Sustainable management of water, soil and biodiversity resources for growing RTB • Sound policies for the sustainable use of RTB in agri-food systems CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, and income For progress
  34. 34. Goal: To attain sustainable productivity increases for global food security by exploiting untapped potential of roots, tubers, and bananas (RTB) to: • Improve nutrition and food security • Increase income generation • Foster improved livelihoods for women, youth, children & other vulnerable groups CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income The Global Program
  35. 35. • Agreed agenda • Priority setting • Strong cooperation • Alliances with NARS, ARIs, NGOs, farmers and others • Crop research programs through networking with public and private partnership (PPP) • Support from governments and communities • Increased collaboration with the private sector • Enhancement and expansion of financial position CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Strategic Action - Immediate
  36. 36. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Strategic Action - Immediate • Aggressive strategy for increasing RTB funding • It is estimated that 180 million people will directly benefit from this program in the next 3 years • We have a little more than US $ 1 investment per beneficiary for the next 3 years • My challenge will be to double this investment by 2015
  37. 37. • By fostering the international sharing of knowledge, skills and technology on RTB • e.g. networks • Capacity building on RTB research-for- development to meet global demands and support local livelihoods on those depending on these crops CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Agenda: As a “BRIDGE”
  38. 38. • By helping partners and other stakeholders to negotiate acceptable transaction terms on intellectual, genetic and other proprietary assets on RTB • e.g. SMTA-PGFRA, non-PGR, and other public goods CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Agenda: As a “BROKER”
  39. 39. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Priority Setting • Productivity gains • Poverty mapping • Market-led opportunity Thinking of END-USERS and SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT to serve the MISSION
  40. 40. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income End-user Problem solving approach 1. Assess demand or opportunity for impact 2. Identify constraints 3. Propose solutions 4. Use interventions 5. Find or develop technology 6. Deliver outputs to end-users & markets Developing a R4D proposal 1. Purpose(s) 2. Objective(s) 3. Activity plan 4. Results as per milestones 5. Outcomes leading to impacts on Science and livelihoods Implementing a R4D proposal
  41. 41. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Today’s Challenges • Agenda: impact or public goods? • Research: upstream or downstream? • Term commitments: long or short? • Focus: crop or system? • Staff: team or individual stars? • Funding: multilateral or country mission? • Source: private or public sector? R4D
  42. 42. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Gender equality The RTB must remove any gender bias from research processes as it will diminish science excellence from product deployment and knowledge transfer that ultimately decrease the chance of impact
  43. 43. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Personal Style • Stakeholders (governments, investors or donors, clients or beneficiaries) • Funding (international, regional, national and local, private, public, non-government) • Internal institutional processes (what organization’s models to pursue to satisfy stakeholders • Learning and growth (how to sustain the ability to leverage resources, to change and improve) Translating Vision into Action
  44. 44. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Personal Style • Stakeholders (governments, investors or donors, clients or beneficiaries) • Funding (international, regional, national and local, private, public, non-government) • Internal institutional processes (what organization’s models to pursue to satisfy stakeholders • Learning and growth (how to sustain the ability to leverage resources, to change and improve) Translating Vision into Action
  45. 45. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Personal Style Translating the vision (clarifying the vision and gaining consensus) Communicating and linking (educating, setting goals, linking rewards to performance measures) Business planning (setting targets, aligning strategic initiatives, allocating resources, establishing milestones) Feedback and learning (articulating the share vision, supplying strategic feedback, facilitating strategy review and learning) Managing the strategy
  46. 46. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Personal Style Exploit before exploring new research fields (leveraging existing assets, building a brand) Diversify your research agenda (not all eggs in one basket) Learn from previous undertakings (do not fall into same trap twice, and pass best practice to next generation) Manage change (radical fixing only at very select moment in history, better to take an evolving approach) Keep a long-term view (for organizing the work) but use monitoring and evaluation tools in shorter periods (to assess progress and correct the course) Managing the strategy
  47. 47. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Personal Style Exploit before exploring new research fields (leveraging existing assets, building a brand) Diversify your research agenda (not all eggs in one basket) Learn from previous undertakings (do not fall into same trap twice, and pass best practice to next generation) Manage change (radical fixing only at very select moment in history, better to take an evolving approach) Keep a long-term view (for organizing the work) but use monitoring and evaluation tools in shorter periods (to assess progress and correct the course) Enduring success – Comparative advantage
  48. 48. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Personal Style Outstanding performance results from years of deliberate practice and coaching, not an intimate talent of skills Experts are made not born New knowledge is about ideals and ideas (… and “top managers are romantics who go in quest of the ideal”) Time needed for becoming an organization of superb professionals (not all are open to a quick fix) Feedback (constructive and sometimes painful) shape the skilled by challenging them to re-examine what they take for granted Knowledge-Creating Organization
  49. 49. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Personal Style Lean, efficient, effective, responsive, flexible and decentralized management to address R4D Participatory “open-door” management Bottom-up consensus building for organization renewal and management that rewards performers PREMIER CRP of excellence led by quality of Science and strong alliances End-user priority setting for impact on the poor drives the R4D agenda and budget Enhancing financial viability –all funding sources My perspective for managing R4D
  50. 50. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income Personal Style Stimulating working environment to enhance researchers’ ingenuity (vs. medium-term plans, log frames, intermediate result framework) Sourcing grants beyond 3-year lifespan that provides security for research undertakings Networking throughout the research-for-development continuum for technology exchange that ensures impact Management Options
  51. 51. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income R4D… • Health • Livelihoods • Dreams
  52. 52. CRP 3.4: RTB Root, tubers, and bananas for food, security and income THANK YOU

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