About CIP CIP, a member of the One CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future. One CGIAR science is dedicated to transforming food, land and water systems in a climate crisis, and it is carried out by 13 CGIAR Centers/Alliances in close collaboration with hundreds of partners, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, development organizations and the private sector. CIP works with partners in over 20 countries to improve diets and incomes of poor people in Africa, Asia and Latin America through scientific research, innovation, and capacity strengthening. Focusing on potato and sweetpotato as food systems entry point, CIP’s programs seek to strengthen broader agri-food systems to generate economic, social and nutritional benefits for farmers, enterprises and consumers emphasizing the priorities of women and youth in particular. CIP emphasizes the synergies between social and bio-physical sciences as a core strategy for making breakthroughs in our understanding of complex development challenges in food and agriculture and for our ability to overcome these. Within this pluralistic strategy, qualitative social science has a central, and increasing place for explaining human and institutional behavior and assessing benefits and risks for human development. CIP’s Board of Trustees Nominations Committee invites qualified individuals around the world to join the CIP Board of Trustees. Working together, the CIP team and Board of Trustees members will combine their collective skills to drive positive change, strengthen our organization, and address the complex challenges facing our global society. This collaborative, interdependent approach will enable us to make a meaningful impact. The role offers opportunities to collaborate with leaders across the CGIAR System, establish new connections, and form partnerships to pursue an innovative and crucial agenda. Requirements The Board meets physically twice each year with electronic communication at other times, a modest honorarium and travel costs are offered. CIP encourage people with experience in genetics innovation and research for development to apply.