Cotonou, Benin
AfricaRice Board congratulates Dr Papa Seck on his nomination as Senegal Minister of Agriculture and Rural Equipment

4 September 2013

 

AfricaRice Board congratulates Dr Papa Seck
on his nomination as Senegal Minister of Agriculture and Rural Equipment

 

We are immensely proud to share the news that Dr Papa Abdoulaye Seck, Director General of the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), has been nominated by the President of Senegal as the new Minister of Agriculture and Rural Equipment.

 

He will end his appointment at AfricaRice on 12 September 2013 after seven years of outstanding leadership. His vision and passionate commitment to the mission and goals of CGIAR and AfricaRice have transformed the Center and taken it to new levels of excellence.

 

Dr Seck is leaving behind him a well-managed, financially sound and scientifically-vibrant organization. We are sure that he will bring the same dedication and visionary management style to his new mission and we offer him warm felicitations and best wishes for the future.

 

In keeping with the special intergovernmental status of AfricaRice and the guidelines laid down in its Constitution, the Board – which is now meeting in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – will focus on managing an effective and efficient recruitment process for selecting Dr Seck’s successor and will take immediate action to ensure interim leadership. The name of the interim Director General will be communicated shortly.

 

Thank you.

Dr Peter Matlon
Chair,
AfricaRice Board of Trustees

 

 






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About AfricaRice

AfricaRice is a CGIAR Research Center – part of a global research partnership for a food-secure future. It is also an intergovernmental association of African member countries.

The Center was created in 1971 by 11 African countries. Today its membership comprises 27 countries, covering West, Central, East and North African regions, namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and Uganda.

AfricaRice headquarters is based in Côte d’Ivoire. Staff are located in Côte d’Ivoire and also in AfricaRice Research Stations in Benin, Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria, and Senegal.  For more information visit: www.AfricaRice.org

About CGIAR

CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food-secure future. CGIAR science is dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources and ecosystem services. Its research is carried out by 15 CGIAR Centers in close collaboration with hundreds of partners, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, development organizations and the private sector. www.cgiar.org

 

Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice)

 

     

AfricaRice is a CGIAR Research Center –
part of a global research partnership
for a food-secure future.
 
It is also an intergovernmental association of
African member countries.
 

 

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