The ABS Project Governance

As the ABS primary grantee, Africa Harvest has the mandate for the Project Management and Coordination; in particular, the Foundation ensures that all contractual obligations with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) are met. The Foundation oversees the Project Management function to ensure consortium members meet agreed milestones and activities on time.

Project Management and Coordination

As the ABS primary grantee, Africa Harvest has the mandate for the general leadership and management of the project. Among the key milestones achieved by the consortium in the last four years is:

  • Produced sorghum lines that fulfil three of the four major nutritional goals: higher amino acid composition, more easily digested protein, and improved availability of iron and zinc
  • Identified the genotypes that ...
Africa Harvest Board of Directors

Africa Harvest is a non-profit organization with a global vision and an African focus. It is governed by a Board of Directors comprising of a rich mix of expertise in the various facets of organizational governance and management, with balanced gender and geographical representation.

ABS Project Steering Committee (PSC)

The project leadership is provided by the Project Steering Committee (PSC), whose responsibility it is to provide vision, general oversight and direction to the project. The PSC is the project clearing house and has the mandate to oversee operations and to develop and execute the ABS strategic thrusts.

Team Leaders Management Group (TLMG)

The team leaders management group (TLMG) is composed of consortium institutional team leaders. They are responsible for the project implementation and delivery on behalf of their institutions. They oversee work progress in their respective institutions, manage risks, develop and effect mitigation strategies.

The External Advisory Board (EAB)

The team leaders management group (TLMG) is composed of consortium institutional team leaders. They are responsible for the project implementation and delivery on behalf of their institutions. They oversee work progress in their respective institutions, manage risks, develop and effect mitigation strategies.

   
 
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