The CGIAR INDEPENDENT SCIENCE & PARTNERSHIP COUNCIL (ISPC) is a standing panel of eminent scientific experts, whose aim is to strengthen the quality, relevance, and impact of CGIAR science. The ISPC’s overarching purpose is to provide independent advice and expertise to the funders of the CGIAR System Organization through services to the System Council. It also serves as an intellectual bridge between the funders and System entities.

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The fifteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 04-05 April 2017 in Rome, Italy.

The fourteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 14-16 September 2016 at ICRISAT Headquarters, Patancheru, India.

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This Summary Report of Science Forum 2016 (SF16)  held from 12-14 April 2016 in Addis Ababa summarizes the Plenary and Breakout sessions of the event. The objective of SF16  was to reassess the pathways for agricultural research to stimulate inclusive development of rural economies in an era of climate change. Nearly 200 participants from around the globe representing the CGIAR and research organizations attended SF16.

For each of its Science Fora, the ISPC has developed a special issue journal publication to inform CGIAR research and the field at large. This Brief highlights key messages from a Special Issue Workshop held after Science Forum 16.