The Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program has made leadership changes in the following two Flagships.
Animal Health The program will be changing its Animal Health Flagship leader this August. Phil Toye, the current Animal Health Flagship leader will be retiring then and Barbara Wieland, ILRI team leader herd health, will take up the leadership assignment. In this capacity Wieland will also take on the role of internal focal point for ILRI’s Livestock and Fish Animal Health Flagship work. Phil will remain as leader and focal point until his retirement, with Barbara acting as leader-designate until then and so will be actively involved in helping to lead the planning process for the future research agenda under the Flagship. Barbara will be responsible for leading strategy development, activity planning and reporting across the centers. She will help to identify and lead partnership and proposal development at the program level.
Genetics In the Genetics Flagship, Okeyo Mwai has handed over the ILRI focal point leadership responsibility to Karen Marshall. Marshall will provide the program’s perspective to researchers and program leaders responsible for developing work plans and budget, monitors implementation, compiles program reporting, helps identify and lead partnership and proposal development.
We want to acknowledge and very much appreciate the important roles that Phil and Okeyo have played in initiating and leading the Livestock and Fish Animal Health and Genetics agenda’s in the past 4 years.