Global CIARD Consultation 2013

The founders of the Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development (CIARD) movement are organizing a Global CIARD Consultation to be held in Ethiopia, May 6–9, 2013. The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) will host the Consultation on behalf of the partners at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa.

Objectives of the Consultation 

  • Review progress and achievements to date, and identify lessons learned.
  • Consider the priority areas of action identified in 2011 and 2012.
  • Determine a program of work for the next 2 years in relation to (a) advocacy/policy, (b) institutional/human capacities, and (c) technical issues.
  • Revisit and reconsider the CIARD “Checklist” and “Pathways”.


2008: The CIARD movement was founded.  
2011: The partners organized the consultation Building the CIARD Framework for Data and Information Sharing. An agenda for action was developed, and its implementation has continued to date. 
2012: The partners organized a session which featured CIARD at the Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2) in Uruguay, under the title of “Access, Sharing and Transformation of Agricultural Data and Information”. The session highlighted the achievements of the CIARD movement, see also