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Simi Kamal, Pakistan
(Chair, IWMI Board of Governors) Chairperson, Hisaar Foundation
Lindiwe Sibanda, Zimbabwe
Chair, CGIAR System Board, Professor, Director and Chair of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Centre of Excellence in Food Systems at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
   
Dhesigen Naidoo, South Africa
Commissioner and Climate Adaptation Lead for the South African Presidential Climate Commission
Mark Smith, Canada
Director General, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
   
Veena Srinivasan, India
Director – CSEI & Senior Fellow, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the
Environment (ATREE), Bangalore
Alice Ruhweza, Uganda
Africa Region Director for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
   
TBD, Pakistan
Secretary, Ministry of National Food Security & Research (MNFS&R)
Hilary Wild, UK
Trustee and Audit Committee Chair of WaterAid
   
Alyssa Jade McDonald-Baertl, Australia
Entrepreneur; and Advisor to the European Commission
Neal Gutterson, USA
Ex- Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Corteva
   
Patrick Caron, France
Vice President for International Affairs at the University of Montpellier
Shenggen Fan, China
Chair Professor at the College of Economics and Management at China Agricultural University in Beijing
   
Saman Darshana Pandikorala, Sri Lanka
Secretary, Ministry of Irrigation
Akiça Bahri, Tunisia
Former Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries of Tunisia
   
Patricia Wouters, Canada
Founding Director, International Water Law Academy at the China Institute of Boundary and Ocean Studies, Wuhan University
   

Simi Kamal, Pakistan
Chair of the Program Committee Chairperson, Hisaar Foundation
Mark Smith, Canada
Member Director General, IWMI
   
Shenggen Fan, China
Member Chair Professor, College of Economics and Management at China Agricultural University, Beijing
Rachael Mcdonnell, United Kingdom
Ex officio member Deputy Director General,  Research for Development, IWMI
 
Julien Harou, Belgium
Member Chair of Water Engineering, University of Manchester
Akiça Bahri, Tunisia*
Former Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries of Tunisia
 
Patricia Wouters, Canada*
Founding Director, International Water Law Academy at the China Institute of Boundary and Ocean Studies, Wuhan University
Alyssa Jade McDonald-Baertl, Australia*
Entrepreneur; and Advisor to the European Commission

*Members-designate

  • December 2023

The CGIAR Audit, Finance, and Risk Committee (AFRC) The AFRC is a common Committee of the System Board and of the Boards of the CGIAR Centers and Alliances who have adopted unified governance arrangements as part of One CGIAR. More information can be found on the CGIAR website.