CPWF Medium Term Plan (2007-2009) | Land Portal

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juin 2006
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This introductory section covers the period since the submission of the last Mid-Term

Plan until present, and concentrates on the following areas:

> Principal areas of progress.

> Developments in 2005 and early 2006.

> Changes to the CPMT strategic plan.

> Research achievement highlights.

> Program progress.

At this point – just under half way (two years and six months) in the implementation

of the first CPWF phase (and three-and-a-half years since inception began)

governance and management processes are running smoothly, the program is in

reasonable financial health, and technical processes – such as issuing new calls and

obtaining reviews by the CPWF Expert Panel on Scientific Quality – are familiar,

although they must be adjusted to each specific instance.

Fifty-two projects – from the first competitive call, Basin Focal Projects (BFPs) and

small grants for impact - are contracted and funded. All but six of the fifty-two were

selected competitively by the CPWF. Some have been running nearly two years, but

a majority are one year old or less. Early results – and better understanding about

the details of results that can be expected – are beginning to flow. Synthesis

research – a major and important challenge, and the key to the added value of the

program – is also beginning to function.

A second competitive call is very important strategically to “fill gaps” in the initial

CPWF research portfolio and to maintain interest and momentum. The challenge has

been to obtain sufficient funding alongside other important demands, especially the

BFPs. An increased contribution from the World Bank for 2006 and confirmation of

likely funding from the European Commission for 2006 has enabled a modest second

call to be initiated. A call for concept notes is currently advertised. The call and

priorities are available on the CPWF web page www.waterandfood.org.

Working from gaps identified by CPWF theme leaders (TLs) and basin coordinators

(BCs) in previous CPWF priorities and from summaries specially contracted by the

CPWF from the Comprehensive Assessment on Water Management in Agriculture

(CA), TLs and CPWF Management Team (CPMT) prepared a focussed set of

priorities that was submitted for review to the CPWF Expert Panel. At the CSC

meeting held in Cairo (May 2 – 3), the CPWF Steering Committee confirmed six

research priorities to focus the second call. Each project will have a funding ceiling of

US$ 0.5 million and will be expected to deliver results in two years, to coincide with

the completion of the CPWF’s first phase.

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CGIAR (CGIAR)

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CGIAR (CGIAR)

CGIAR is the only worldwide partnership addressing agricultural research for development, whose work contributes to the global effort to tackle poverty, hunger and major nutrition imbalances, and environmental degradation.

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CGIAR (CGIAR)

CGIAR is the only worldwide partnership addressing agricultural research for development, whose work contributes to the global effort to tackle poverty, hunger and major nutrition imbalances, and environmental degradation.

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