Conversation with Kathy Sierra (April 2009)

In April 2009, Steve Hall talked with Kathy Sierra on the CGIAR Change Initiative. The questions Kathy responded to were issues raised by the CGIAR Center Board Chairs as particularly relevant. Kathy comments on such topics as:

  1. Will the global financial crisis affect the calendar of the change management process or the size of the Fund? Is there evidence of increased donor commitment?  
  2. Which mechanisms wil be used to encourage donors to play by the rules of the Fund 
  3. Will the Consortium Board have the power to merge centers? How would a consultation process with Center Boards work? 
  4. What will be the relationship between Centers Boards and the Consortium Board in the new model?

Conversation with Kathy Sierra