If asked, my honest answer would probably be that the last thing we need is another international development agency working on green growth and sustainable development. The landscape is already very crowded, with many institutions doing excellent work in sometimes overlapping areas. If anything, we probably need less institutions, more cooperation and targeted focus, on where real value can be added. However, I am not so sure that “no thanks” is really the best answer.
SRI currently has the honour of working with an organisation that is seeking to find a sustainable way out of this conundrum. The International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) has re-positioned its vision, mission and goals to focus on supporting sustainable livelihoods in dryland areas. Situated in a region, where many of the economic and political migrants are coming from, it is adjusting its services to respond to global and regional challenges, has re-oriented its resource mobilisation strategy and is taking appropriate solutions to scale, by working with local partners and the private sector.
When President Trump recently announced his planned withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, some saw this as galvanising support for climate action, in the rest of the world. Of course, every cloud has a silver lining, but let not that lining be an excuse to ignore the cloud. President Trump’s announcement has at least three very serious consequences.
On March 17, everyone is a little Irish. Even though St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, his name will be celebrated with parades and festivities worldwide this Friday.
From the Thought Leadership Series, from SRI Executive
By Siobhain Burke, B.A. (Mod) with Jill Bausch, MSc, bringing together over two decades of Executive Search and Development experience in Gender and Leadership capabilities.
We are truly proud of our accomplishment and are looking forward to initiating the sourcing and placing of the executive leadership job family, including senior management of the OECD, from grade A5 and upwards. The searches we are to undertake will involve greater diversity; through gender, educational background, professional background and nationality.
SRI Executive are pleased and proud of the search, selection and assistance we provided for the GGGI in working this role, and ultimately seeking and placing such an excellent candidate in Dr. Rijsberman.
All at SRI Executive are pleased to have gotten to work with the Ramsar Convention and with Ms. Rojas-Urrego and we hope that you will join us in congratulating both parties on an excellent appointment. Ms. Rojas-Urrego will truly steer and advance the Ramsar Convention’s goals; managing wetlands and sustainability around the world.
Recent findings by index provider MSCI have found that organisations with a strong female influence on their boards perform 36% times more effectively than those without.