4 September 2013
Board congratulates Dr Papa Seck
on his nomination as Senegal Minister of
Agriculture and Rural Equipment
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.
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.
AfricaRice Board of Trustees
+225 22 48 09 10
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
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.