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CGIAR announced that Ismahane Elouafi has stepped down from the CGIAR System Board with effect from November 15, 2020, as she commences her new pivotal role of Chief Scientist at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).  

This decision has come after discussions between CGIAR and Dr Elouafi, and in recognition that the time commitments and breadth of mandate of her new FAO senior leadership role are such that she is unable to continue in her role as a CGIAR System Board member. She will also thus relinquish her position as a member of all CGIAR Center governing bodies on which she sits in her capacity as a CGIAR common board member. 

Read more about her appointment here.

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