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Introduction to IWMI


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Presented by IWMI's Ian Makin (Acting DDG of IWMI) to a group of European Union (EU) delegations in Asia at a discussion on 'Using research on agriculture climate and water to support sustainable food systems', held at IWMI Headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on June 8, 2016.

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Introduction to IWMI

  1. 1. Cover slide option 1 Title Ian Makin Acting DDG IWMI Introduction to IWMI 8 June 2016
  2. 2. IWMI’s mission To provide evidence-based solutions to sustainably manage water and land resources for food security, people’s livelihoods and the environment IWMI’s vision A water-secure world
  3. 3. Our strategic objectives: • Food for people: Create and accelerate sustainable increases in productivity and production of healthy food by and for the poor. • Environment for people: Conserve, enhance and sustainably use natural resources and biodiversity to improve the livelihoods of the poor in response to climate change and other factors. • Policies for people: Promote policy and institutional change that will stimulate agricultural growth and equity to benefit the poor, especially rural women and other disadvantaged groups.
  4. 4. We do research for development (R4D) by being… • A think tank driving innovative research and generating ideas for solutions. • A provider of science based products and tools. • A facilitator of learning, strengthening capacity and achieving uptake of research findings.
  5. 5. IWMI’s approach to R4D: An award-winning, world-leading team: • 110 scientists • 35 research support staff Multi-disciplinary: • Diverse perspectives on any issue or problem Multi-regional: • On the ground, on the frontlines: 68% of staff in the field • Diverse perspectives from 12 countries Deep commitment to driving “outcomes”: • Uptake team works across multi-country network • Close relations with policy-makers, NGOs, farming groups
  6. 6. WLE Ecosystems and Resilience Framework Source: CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE). 2014. Ecosystem services and resilience framework. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE). 46p. doi: 10.5337/2014.229
  7. 7. Our staff
  8. 8. Where to find us: Colombo Pretoria Ouagadougou Cairo Addis Ababa Hyderabad Anand New Delhi Tashkent Lahore Kathmandu Vientiane Washington, DC Accra Yangon
  9. 9. What we publish:
  10. 10. Influencing the global agenda
  11. 11. Partners and engagement …and many, many more.
  12. 12. Funding
  13. 13. Cover slide option 1 Title See: Thank you