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1 Third Bureau Meeting Costa Rica November 1-3, 2006

2 Key Issues for the Bureau Review the Role of the Bureau Review the Role of the Bureau  Discuss reasons for lack of participation in peer-review process by Bureau members, especially governments  Review the revised Conceptual Framework  Integrates the two frameworks already approved by Bureau  Discuss the global and sub-global assessment reports  Secretariat perspectives on status of assessment reports  Macro-comments – guidance from Bureau to be transmitted to the authors  Review and approve the outline of the Synthesis report  Review and approve the processes for preparing the Summaries for Decision-makers and the Synthesis report

3 Key Issues for the Bureau  Should editors be used to smooth the language and make the reports more readable, if so: (i) the chapters; (ii) the SDMs; (iii) the Synthesis Report  If yes, when – after the second round-review?  If yes, the global and sub-global assessment reports  Issues of time and cost

4 Key Issues for the Bureau (cont)  Review and approve the budget  Review and approve proposed budget  Review fund-raising status  Review and approve the timeline  Review and approve agenda for the final plenary  Discuss a communications and outreach strategy  Discuss how to substantially enhance participation in the peer- review process  Discuss publication of assessment reports

5 Role the Bureau The multiple roles include: Approving the scope and structure of the global and sub-global assessments Approving the scope and structure of the global and sub-global assessments Approving the overall management structure Approving the overall management structure Approving the principles and procedures Approving the principles and procedures Selecting authors Selecting authors Selecting review editors Selecting review editors  Overseeing outreach and communications: sub-committee  Overseeing budget and fund-raising: sub-committee  Communicating with related stakeholders and participating in the peer-review process

6 Role the Bureau in Peer-review Global assessment Peer-review comments critical to provide the guidance needed for an improved drafts OECD governments on the Bureau commit to organize a peer- review of the global assessment involving:  government officials, or  experts within their country, or  a combination of government officials and experts The review could then be either an official set of government comments or a review conducted on behalf of the government Developing country governments on the Bureau commit to try and send review comments Private sector, NGOs, producer and consumer group members of the Bureau commit to organize a peer-review collectively within each stakeholder group, e.g., the NGOs collectively commit to review all chapters

7 Role the Bureau in Peer-review Sub-global assessments Governments on the Bureau commit to organize a peer-review of their regional assessments involving:  government officials, or  experts within their country, or  Regional organizations, or  a combination of government officials, experts and regional organizations The review could then be either an official set of government comments or a review conducted on behalf of the government Private sector, NGOs, producer and consumer group members of the Bureau commit to organize a peer-review collectively within each stakeholder group, e.g., the NGOs collectively commit to review all chapters

8 Conceptual Framework

9 Figure 1:Conceptual Framework for the Assessment Conceptual Framework Conceptual Framework

10 Conceptual Framework - AKST Conceptual Framework - AKST

11 Indirect Drivers Demographics Economics / International trade Socio-Policy Science & technology Education, culture & ethics Bio-geophysical environment Direct Drivers Food demand, consumption Availability & management of natural resources Land use Climate change Energy Labor Agricultural Products & Services AKST Drivers Research Policy Innovation Policy Local & Institutional Generation of AKST Social Organizations Access, control & distribution of: - Technology - Knowledge - Inputs (Agrochemicals and Services) - Markets - Credit, capital, assets Development & Sustainability Goals Decreased hunger & poverty Improved nutrition and human health Enhanced livelihoods and equity Environmental sustainability Sustainable economic development Food Systems // Agricultural Products & Services Crops, livestock, fish Forestry for food, fiber, biomass Ecosystem services Networks Institutions Processes Knowledge Learning Innovation Actors

12 Assessment Report Secretariat Perspective on Status of Global Assessment Chapters

13 General Comments Overall Analysis: Much of the material is “a review or a history” – a major challenge is to transform it into an assessment with options for action Overall Analysis: Much of the material is “a review or a history” – a major challenge is to transform it into an assessment with options for action Some global chapter author teams have recently been strengthened – others, chapters 8 and 9 still need additional expertise Some global chapter author teams have recently been strengthened – others, chapters 8 and 9 still need additional expertise Material in some chapters is relevant and good but in the wrong chapter (e.g. historical review of capacity development which should be in Chapters 2/3 not Chapter 8) Material in some chapters is relevant and good but in the wrong chapter (e.g. historical review of capacity development which should be in Chapters 2/3 not Chapter 8) Most chapters need a full discussion of the issues, i.e., ensure balance, and more references to justify their conclusions Most chapters need a full discussion of the issues, i.e., ensure balance, and more references to justify their conclusions Sections III and IV – Need to be forward looking -- assessing options for future action by governments, policy makers, researchers, capacity builders Sections III and IV – Need to be forward looking -- assessing options for future action by governments, policy makers, researchers, capacity builders

14 Assessment vs. Review Reminder AssessmentReview Audience Decision Makers Scientists Done by Large and varied group One or a few Topic Broad and complex Simple and narrow (Un) Certainty Statements Essential Not required Identifies gaps in Knowledge for implementation – problem driven Research – curiosity driven Judgment Required but clearly flagged Hidden Coverage Sufficient to deal with main range of uncertainty Exhaustive and historical Synthesis Essential to reduce complexity Not required

15 Level of agreement or consensus Low High Amount of evidence (observations, theory, model outputs etc) Established but incomplete Well Established Speculative incomplete Competing Explanations Dealing with (un)certainty Qualitative Scale Used in Key Messages and Summary for Decision Makers

16 Overall framework for IAASTD Reminder Assessment of the impacts of AKST on the following development goals:  Reducing Hunger and Poverty;  Improving Rural Livelihoods;  Improving Nutrition and Human Health; and  Facilitating Environmentally, Socially and Economically Sustainable Development In relation to both – the past – and the future.

17 STRUCTURE OF REPORT Reminder Section I Section I  Chapters 1-3: Context and Concepts (Historical and current assessment) Section II Section II  Chapters 4-6: Plausible Futures : Scenario building Section III Section III  Chapters 7-8: Options for making AKST work more effectively to achieve goals: Technologies and Capacity Building Section IV Section IV  Chapters 9-10: Options for making AKST work more effectively to achieve goals: Policies and Investments

18 CHAPTER 1 Has to present: conceptual framework, definitions of key terms and indicators for global & sub-global reports Has to present: conceptual framework, definitions of key terms and indicators for global & sub-global reports Should be an introductory, “scene setting” chapter – not summary of the whole report – it currently strays into an assessment of certain issues, which are covered in later chapters Should be an introductory, “scene setting” chapter – not summary of the whole report – it currently strays into an assessment of certain issues, which are covered in later chapters

19 CHAPTER 2 Key focus – Assessment of historical AKST systems – past 50 years to present Key focus – Assessment of historical AKST systems – past 50 years to present Good presentation of historical data – but needs to move to an assessment – needs to be more balanced and provide more evidence (via references) Good presentation of historical data – but needs to move to an assessment – needs to be more balanced and provide more evidence (via references) Thematic narratives are a novel way of way of presenting AKST over the past 50 years for selected issues –however, needs to include an assessment dimension Thematic narratives are a novel way of way of presenting AKST over the past 50 years for selected issues –however, needs to include an assessment dimension Historical assessment of “Capacity” currently well documented in Chapter 8. Suggestion – this needs to be integrated into this chapter and/or Chapter 3 Historical assessment of “Capacity” currently well documented in Chapter 8. Suggestion – this needs to be integrated into this chapter and/or Chapter 3

20 CHAPTER 3 Key focus: Assessment of impacts of AKST on development and sustainability goals Key focus: Assessment of impacts of AKST on development and sustainability goals The matrix could be a springboard for Chapters 7 & 8 from which to begin their assessment The matrix could be a springboard for Chapters 7 & 8 from which to begin their assessment Could be re-structured to assess a suite of technologies in relation to development and sustainability goals Could be re-structured to assess a suite of technologies in relation to development and sustainability goals Needs to more of an assessment and a less of a review of issues and data. Needs to more of an assessment and a less of a review of issues and data. Probably too much emphasis on agro-forestry. Probably too much emphasis on agro-forestry.

21 CHAPTERS 4, 5 and 6

22 CHAPTER 7 Key focus: Assessment of technology options for making AKST work more effectively to achieve goals Key focus: Assessment of technology options for making AKST work more effectively to achieve goals Current focus of 1 st order draft is a description of historical and current technologies (already covered in Chapter 3) – what is needed is an assessment of technology options for the future Current focus of 1 st order draft is a description of historical and current technologies (already covered in Chapter 3) – what is needed is an assessment of technology options for the future Assessment of future technology options (agriculture and non- agriculture) will need to be based on: Assessment of future technology options (agriculture and non- agriculture) will need to be based on: Success/failure of past initiatives; andSuccess/failure of past initiatives; and Emerging challengesEmerging challenges These assessments will provide direct and substantive input to Chapter 10 – i.e. investment options for the future These assessments will provide direct and substantive input to Chapter 10 – i.e. investment options for the future

23 CHAPTER 8 Key focus: Assessment of capacity for making AKST work more effectively to achieve goals Key focus: Assessment of capacity for making AKST work more effectively to achieve goals Current 1 st order draft is a historical and descriptive review of capacity development – what is needed is an assessment of options for future capacity development (e.g. human resources, research institutions, extension & dissemination, training, infrastructure, etc.) Current 1 st order draft is a historical and descriptive review of capacity development – what is needed is an assessment of options for future capacity development (e.g. human resources, research institutions, extension & dissemination, training, infrastructure, etc.) Assessment of future capacity development will need to be based on: Assessment of future capacity development will need to be based on: Success/failure of past endeavors; andSuccess/failure of past endeavors; and Emerging challengesEmerging challenges These assessments will provide direct and substantive input to Chapter 10 – i.e. investment options for the future These assessments will provide direct and substantive input to Chapter 10 – i.e. investment options for the future Needs significant re-writing and will require additional expertise Needs significant re-writing and will require additional expertise

24 CHAPTER 9 Key focus: Assessment of options on policies and regulations for the future to enable AKST work more effectively to achieve goals Key focus: Assessment of options on policies and regulations for the future to enable AKST work more effectively to achieve goals Important chapter for decision makers at regional, national, and sub-national levels Important chapter for decision makers at regional, national, and sub-national levels Needs major re-writing and will require additional expertise Needs major re-writing and will require additional expertise

25 CHAPTER 10 Key focus: Assessment of: Key focus: Assessment of: Effectiveness of past investment options; andEffectiveness of past investment options; and Investment options for the future to enable AKST work more effectively to achieve goalsInvestment options for the future to enable AKST work more effectively to achieve goals Critical chapter for decision makers at regional, national, and sub-national levels Critical chapter for decision makers at regional, national, and sub-national levels Assessments of future options need to be complementary and consistent with options raised in Chapters 7, 8 and 9, and build upon Section 2 Assessments of future options need to be complementary and consistent with options raised in Chapters 7, 8 and 9, and build upon Section 2 Too much emphasis on crops needs more emphasis on animal agriculture, forestry and fisheries. Too much emphasis on crops needs more emphasis on animal agriculture, forestry and fisheries. There needs to be more effort to quantify the positive and negative human health and environmental externalities into the ROR calculations There needs to be more effort to quantify the positive and negative human health and environmental externalities into the ROR calculations

26 Need well developed “Key Messages” for each Chapter Each Chapter must have “Key Messages” section at the beginning of the chapter (6-10 per chapter, 2-3 pages) Each Chapter must have “Key Messages” section at the beginning of the chapter (6-10 per chapter, 2-3 pages) Highlights findings supported by evidence Highlights findings supported by evidence Brief - and conveys findings effectively Brief - and conveys findings effectively Identifies gaps (e.g. knowledge, technology, practice, etc.) Identifies gaps (e.g. knowledge, technology, practice, etc.) May be useful to follow chapter outline – but does not need to cover all sections May be useful to follow chapter outline – but does not need to cover all sections Text is user and audience friendly Text is user and audience friendly Must be useful in developing Summary for Decision Makers Must be useful in developing Summary for Decision Makers

27 Assessment Report Overall structure of the report, and proposed approach to the Summaries for Decision Makers and Synthesis Report

28 Overall Structure for the Assessment  Global Assessment (about 500 printed pages)  Ten chapters, each with Key Messages (i.e. executive summaries)  A Summary for decision makers, which summarizes the key findings of the global assessment  Five Sub-global Assessments (about 250 pages each)  CWANA, ESAP, LAC, NAE and SSA  Five chapters each, each with key messages  A Summary for decision makers, which summarizes the key findings of each sub-global assessment  Synthesis Report (about 50 printed pages)  Synthesizes key findings from global and sub-global assessments  Synthesizes key findings regarding a series of thematic issues

29 Audiences for the Assessment  The chapters should be defensible to our colleagues, therefore well referenced and conclusions well-articulated – expert judgment based on documented evidence  The chapter key messages should be defensible to our colleagues and understandable to the technical advisors to decision-makers – highlighting the key findings  The Summaries for decision makers of the global and sub- global assessments should highlight the key policy-relevant findings (especially the options for action) for decision makers and be jargon-free  The Overall Synthesis Report should be understandable to decision makers and address their key policy needs

30 Overall Structure for the Global Assessment Section 1: Historical (past 50 years) and current perspectives. Context, define AKST, conceptual framework and indicators. Assess the efficacy of different AKST systems, and the contribution of AKST systems in achieving the development and sustainability goals of improved nutrition, human health, and livelihoods; reduced hunger and poverty; and social and environmental sustainability. Section 2: Plausible futures (present to 2050). Broad-based global scenarios, with regional specificity – will assessing the positives and negatives for hunger, poverty alleviation, human health, social (gender and equity) and environmental considerations both qualitatively and quantitatively.

31 Overall Structure for the Global Assessment (cont) Sections 3 and 4: Options for Action. Assess options to enhance the role of the generation, access, dissemination, and use of AKST in achieving the development and sustainability goals in a more effective, efficient, equitable, sustainable and transparent way. Options for action regarding technology, capacity development, policies and funding strategies.

32 Summaries for Decision Makers  SDMs for each of the global and sub-global assessment reports  Prepared by the CLAs from the global and sub-global assessments, in collaboration with the co-chairs, director and members of the secretariat  CWANA – Hans: ESAP – Bob; LAC – Judi; NAE – Hans and Bob; and SSA - Judi  page summary for the global assessment and 5-10 pages for each sub-global assessment  Simultaneous expert and government review  SDMs approved in plenary line by line

33 Framework Questions for Summary for Decision Makers Authors need a narrative framework for SDM Authors need a narrative framework for SDM This narrative framework needs to link to IAASTD conceptual framework This narrative framework needs to link to IAASTD conceptual framework Proposed wording needs to address past and future Proposed wording needs to address past and future As the questions are answered, point to robust findings and key uncertainties As the questions are answered, point to robust findings and key uncertainties

34 Questions as originally constructed What are the development and sustainability challenges that can be addressed through AKST? What are the development and sustainability challenges that can be addressed through AKST? What are the likely positive and negative consequences of AKST on the development and sustainability goals? What are the likely positive and negative consequences of AKST on the development and sustainability goals? What are the enabling conditions required to optimize the uptake and diffusion of AKST? What are the enabling conditions required to optimize the uptake and diffusion of AKST? What investments are needed to help realize the potential of AKST in realizing the development and sustainability goals? What investments are needed to help realize the potential of AKST in realizing the development and sustainability goals?

35 Proposed new wording for the questions (better linked to conceptual framework) What are the development and sustainability challenges related to AKST systems and agricultural outputs and services? What are the development and sustainability challenges related to AKST systems and agricultural outputs and services? How are AKST systems and agricultural outputs and services influenced by direct and indirect drivers? How are AKST systems and agricultural outputs and services influenced by direct and indirect drivers? Under what circumstances have AKST systems and agricultural outputs and services led to positive and negative development and sustainability outcomes? Under what circumstances have AKST systems and agricultural outputs and services led to positive and negative development and sustainability outcomes? Given plausible changes in indirect and direct drivers and in AKST systems and agricultural outputs and services (e.g., innovations, social organization, access and control), what are the potential response options (e.g., policies, measures, investments) for meeting development and sustainability goals in the future? Given plausible changes in indirect and direct drivers and in AKST systems and agricultural outputs and services (e.g., innovations, social organization, access and control), what are the potential response options (e.g., policies, measures, investments) for meeting development and sustainability goals in the future?

36 Characteristics of Key Messages Presents information that is policy-relevant Presents information that is policy-relevant Often follows the chapter outline, but does not need to have key findings for all subchapters Often follows the chapter outline, but does not need to have key findings for all subchapters Is brief but not cryptic - avoid ambiguity Is brief but not cryptic - avoid ambiguity Has a tone consistent with that of the chapter Has a tone consistent with that of the chapter States the degree of certainty when possible States the degree of certainty when possible

37 Characteristics of Key Messages (continued) Highlights robust findings and key policy-relevant uncertainties Highlights robust findings and key policy-relevant uncertainties Contains no literature references but may have internal references (preferred) to subchapters Contains no literature references but may have internal references (preferred) to subchapters Should identify gaps - what do we know and what we don’t know Should identify gaps - what do we know and what we don’t know Is transferable into the overall Summary for Decision Makers Is transferable into the overall Summary for Decision Makers Is user friendly - not too technical Is user friendly - not too technical Has a maximum of 1800 words Has a maximum of 1800 words

38 Synthesis Report  Part 1: Synthesis of key global and sub-global assessment messages (about 15 pages)  Synthesizes the key findings from the global and sub- global assessments in relation to the development goals  Summarizes findings that are globally relevant, while highlighting regional/sub-regional differences  Part 2: Synthesis of thematic issues (about 35 pages)  Public and private sector investments in AKST  Markets and trade  NRM, availability and access, emphasis on water And other public policy issues, e.g.,  Climate change  Bioenergy  Human health  Transgenics (?)

39 Synthesis Report Thematic Issues How have natural resource availability, access and management (inc. water resources) affected the development and sustainability goals, and what are the implications of projected changes in natural resources for the development and sustainability goals?How have natural resource availability, access and management (inc. water resources) affected the development and sustainability goals, and what are the implications of projected changes in natural resources for the development and sustainability goals? How have changing markets and changing access to markets affected the development and sustainability goals? What are the projected implications of market changes in the future?How have changing markets and changing access to markets affected the development and sustainability goals? What are the projected implications of market changes in the future? What have been, and what are projected to be, the implications of institutional and policies and funding on access to AKST and ownership of knowledge?What have been, and what are projected to be, the implications of institutional and policies and funding on access to AKST and ownership of knowledge? What …. CCWhat …. CC What are the economic, financial, environmental and social issues associated with bioenergy?What are the economic, financial, environmental and social issues associated with bioenergy? What have been, and what are projected to be, the implications of AKST on human health?What have been, and what are projected to be, the implications of AKST on human health?

40 Synthesis Report  Based on the global and sub-global assessment reports  Prepared by a selection of CLAS (for Part 1); and LAs (Part 2) from the global and sub-global assessments who have focused on the thematic issues in collaboration with the co-chairs, director, members of the secretariat  Authors nominated by secretariat after consulting CLAs – approved by Bureau using the normal procedures for author selection  A page report with a 5-7 page Executive Summary  Simultaneous expert and government review  Executive Summary approved in plenary line by line, longer report adopted paragraph by paragraph

41 Synthesis Report  Zero-order draft prepared by secretariat based on the second-order drafts of the global and sub-global assessments, with input from a small writing team prior to the fourth global and sub-global authors meeting in South Africa (May 2007)  Meeting of authors (”writing team”) for two days in South Africa associated with fourth global and sub-global authors meeting (May 2007) to update the zero-order draft taking into account peer-review comments on the global and sub-global assessments  Meeting of the writing team Report in June/July 2007 using the “near- final” global and sub-global assessment reports to redraft the Synthesis Report  Government and expert review of Synthesis Report (July to mid-August 2007)  Final draft Synthesis Report sent to governments and Bureau members for review by first week of October  Review and approval by the Plenary in November 2007

42 Timeline

43 Timeline IAASTD – Upcoming Events for Global and sub-Global Reports Chapters Summary for Decision MakersSynthesis Report 2006 November 1-3Bureau meeting Bureau approves outline and process November 6-10Global III authorsDevelopment of outline by CLAs Nov-Dec Drafting of SDM by CLAs and Secretariat Nov 28 – Dec 1NAE III/SSA IIICLAs meet on last day to draft SDM December 3-7LAC IIICLAs meet on last day to draft SDM December 9-13ESAP IIICLAs meet on last day to draft SDM December 15-19CWANA IIICLAs meet on last day to draft SDM

44 Timeline 2007 Chapters Summary for decision-makers Synthesis Report February 282 nd order drafts to Sec.Draft to Secretariat March 1-7Sec. prepares for distribution March 7 – April 18Peer review April 18-25Collate peer review comments April 25Comments to REs and authors May 21-25Global IV authorsCLAs work on SDM on last day May Drafting of SR Part 1 and Part 2? May 28 – June 1sub-Global authorsCLAs work on SDMs on last day June 1 – July 31Finalization of chapters May 30 – July 8 Drafting by Synthesis team July 9-13 Synthesis team meeting July 20- Aug 17 Author, expert and government review August 1Final drafts to Sec.Final drafts to Sec August Comments collated by Secretariat August 24 Comments to Synthesis team August 24-Sept 21 Final revisions September 22 Final draft to Secretariat October 1Plenary documents to govts/CSOs, etc. October 28Comments due November 12-17Plenary -- acceptancePlenary – approvalPlenary – adoption and approval

45 Budget

46 Original Budget vs. Actual & Projected Expenses Item Original Budget Approved By Bureau (US $) Actual Expenses and Projections through June 2008 (US $) Design Team, Plenary, Global and Sub-Global Authors Meetings 4.510,0004,365,000 Sub-Global Institution Costs Co-Chair’s Salary 720, ,00080,000 Secretariat Costs 3,860,0003,916,000 Communications and Outreach Publications & Translation Graphic Design of Synthesis Report 430,0001,130, ,0001,130,000100,000 Honoraria and Stipend 150,000204,000 Contingency60,000- Total10,860,00011,139,000

47 Budget Explanation  The original budget approved did not include any salary for one of the co-chairs which has resulted in an increase in the cost estimate of $80,000, and the honoraria for developing country authors was increased by $54,000  The original budget did not include the costs of preparing, translating and printing the Synthesis Report nor holding an synthesis authors meeting  The final inter-governmental plenary has been slightly delayed, partly in order to prepare the Synthesis Report, requiring some of the secretariat and institutional staff to continue for about three to six months beyond dates originally planned  Suggest increasing the outreach and communications budget from $430,000 to $500,000 (based on the recent experience of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment) where inadequate attention was paid to these activities  Unplanned – but possibly needed: At least one additional CLA meeting each for some of the global and sub-global chapters

48 Funding – Received and Promised Funding Source to Multi-Donor TF Funding Amount – US$ AustraliaCanada218,481394,779 European Commission France * Assumes receipt of Euro 250K from EC and $100K from France 565,536 * 293,662* IrelandSwitzerland279,832190,000 USA United Kingdom 474,050237,500 Private Sector 118,750 Sub-Total2,772,589 Investment Income 27,819 TOTAL2,800,408

49 In-Kind & Other Contributions of Funding Amount of Funding (US$) Global Environment Facility – Cash 3,350,000 World Bank Development Grant Facility - Cash 1,475,000 Finland – Staff 350,000 World Bank – Staff, Travel, Cash 1,560,000 UNEP – Staff and Travel 720,000 FAO – Staff and Travel 225,000 UNESCO – Staff and Travel 225,000 UNDP – Meeting Costs 10,000 Total7,915,000

50 Budget Summary Item Original Budget Approved By Bureau (US $) Actual Expenses and Projections through June 2008 (US $) Total10,860,00011,139,000 Funds Received and/or promised 10,715,40810,715,408 SHORTFALL144,592423,592 The Government of Sweden has offered to contribute about $423,000 to the multi-donor trust fund

51 Outreach and Communications

52 Potential activities include:  A rigorous outreach campaign to all stakeholders – need to identify the appropriate focal points – governments, private sector, NGOs, producers, consumers - need assistance in peer-review and to alert them to the upcoming reports  We would expect that each Bureau member would coordinate a peer-review process within their own domain, e.g., a government would organize an expert/government review within their own country  Need Bureau assistance in identifying the key government, private sector, NGO, producer and consumer group focal points in as many countries as possible - regional institute coordinators will contact each Bureau member in their region for assistance  The agencies (WB, FAO, UNEP, UNESCO and GEF) will contact their normal contacts within governments to solicit assistance in the peer-review process

53 Outreach and Communications Activities to date include:  Plenary at World Food Prize Symposium Activities proposed include:  Booth at CGIAR annual meeting – with brochure and video clip  Regular updates of IAASTD on CGIAR newsletter

54 Proposed Agenda for Final Plenary

55 Final Plenary Responsibilities The following actions are needed at the final plenary  Review and approve the Summary for Decision-makers for the Global Assessment  Review and approve the Summaries for Decision-makers for the five Sub-global assessments (CWANA, ESAP, LAC, NAE and SSA)  Review and approve the Executive Summary of the Synthesis Report – and adopt the main Synthesis Report  Approve final outreach and communications strategy  Approve final budget

56 Final Plenary Agenda Option 1 (6 days)  Review and approve global assessment – 2 days  Review and approve the five sub-global assessments – 1 day in regional groups  without interpretation, or  limited interpretation - SSA (French and English); LAC (Spanish and English); CWANA (Arabic and English only); NAE and ESAP (English only)  Review and approve regional group recommendations – 0.5 days  Review and approve Synthesis Report – 2 days  Review and approve outreach and communications strategy and final budget – 0.5 days

57 Final Plenary Agenda Option 2 (7 days)  Review and approve global assessment – 2 days  Review and approve the five sub-global assessments in plenary (0.5 days each) = 2.5 days  Review and approve Synthesis Report – 2 days  Review and approve outreach and communications strategy and final budget – 0.5 days

58 Other Business

59 My Future  I am planning to leave the World Bank at the end of June 2007 and join the University of East Anglia in the UK as Chair of Environmental Sciences  The University has agreed that I can spend the required time to complete the IAASTD as Director of the Secretariat – hence I will spend up to 50% of my time between July and November working on the IAASTD, i.e., primarily preparing and finalizing the SDMs and Synthesis Report, and preparing for the final plenary where all reports will be reviewed and approved  The World Bank has agreed that I will continue as Director of the IAASTD after I leave the Bank  From December until the following June I will be available as needed to ensure completion of the reports and outreach activities

60 Agenda Remaining  Sub-Global reports and discussion  Global Assessment - flexibility in additional authors  Section 2 guidance  The SDM – SR guidance  Outreach and Communications – publication of reports  Outreach for more government participation  Conceptual framework  November plenary agenda  Summarize guidance - decisions


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