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Governance admin_apaari August 3, 2022

Our Constitution

The seventh edition of the APAARI Constitution was approved in June 2019 by the APAARI Executive Committee as per the directive and guidance of the Fifteenth General Assembly Meeting. Developed on the basis of a comprehensive review, this draft includes necessary provisions to help enhance APAARI’s management and governance to better address agricultural research and innovation, thereby contributing to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region.

Each section of the Constitution can be accessed here.

General Assembly

The General Assembly is the apex body of APAARI that meets once every two years. Each core and associate member organization of APAARI is represented with one vote in the General Assembly meetings. It determines the policy of the Association, approves its programme of work and budget, reviews progress, and exercises other powers conferred upon it under the Constitution. Specifically, the duties of the General Assembly are to:

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee meets at least twice a year and is convened by the Executive Secretary of APAARI. It manages the affairs of the Association in accordance with its Constitution and the policies and directives adopted by the General Assembly. The Executive Committee reports to the General Assembly on the implementation of approved programmes of work and the progress made in fulfilling the objectives of the Association. It is composed of 14 members, namely, Chair, Vice-Chair, Executive Secretary of APAARI, and eleven other members representing different stakeholder constituencies.

Members of the Executive Committee (2021-2022)
Dr. Peter Horne

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Australia

Dr. Himanshu Pathak

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), India

Mr. Chih-Hung Lin
Mr. Chih-Hung Lin

Council of Agriculture (COA), Taiwan

Mr. Rapibhat Chandarasrivongs
Mr. Rapibhat Chandarasrivongs

Department of Agriculture (DOA), Thailand

Dr. Vinesh Kumar
Dr. Vinesh Kumar

Ministry of Agriculture (MAF), Fiji

Dato’ Dr. Mohamad Zabawi Abdul Ghani
Dato’ Dr. Mohamad Zabawi Abdul Ghani

Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Malaysia

Dr. Tooraj Valinassab
Dr. Tooraj Valinassab

Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Iran

Dr. Jean Balie
Dr. Jean Balié

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

Prof. Dr. Hildegard Lingnau

Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAR)

Dr. Marco Wopereis
Dr. Marco Wopereis

World Vegetable Center

Dr. R. Basavarajappa
Dr. R. Basavarajappa

University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad

Private Sector Organizations
Donor Agencies/ Funding Organizations
Dr. Ravi Khetarpal-min
Dr. Ravi Khetarpal

Executive Secretary, APAARI