Report of the TAC Fact Finding Mission to the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)
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Report of the TAC fact finding mission in April 1989 to the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) chaired by C. T. de Wit. ICIPE was one of ten nonassociated centers being considered for sponsorship by the CGIAR. Missions were to provide TAC with information needed for recommending whether the Group should incorporate the center.The report described ICIPE's history, mandate and strategy. The Center's crop pests, livestock ticks, tsetse, and medical vectors programs were examined by activity and in terms of impact. An overview of ICIPE's governance and management structure included descriptions of its strategic planning process and its relations with other institutions, including IARCs and African universities. A profile of the Center's physical, human, and financial resources follows. The report concluded by relaying issues and concerns expressed by ICIPE regarding the security and stability of the Center's funding and its limited capacity for longer-term planning, as well as a broader concern with the implications of intellectual property rights for the conduct of ICIPE's programs. There were no recommendations from the mission.One of nine such reports considered in closed session at TAC 49.