IIBN’s Structure and Governance

IIBN is an international stakeholder network with four Founding Members from Africa, South America, China and Belgium and two Patron Agencies, the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Flanders Government. IIBN has a governance structure consisting of the Founders Committee and a Secretariat. The Founders Committee is composed of the four Founding Members and the two Patron Agencies with following representatives:

  • Prof Diran Makinde for the African Biotechnology Network of Expertise, AU-NEPAD, South Africa
  • Prof Maria Fatima Grossi de Sa for the Center of ENERGEN, EMBRAPA, Brazil
  • Mr Junhua Wu for the Guangxi Academy of Sciences, China
  • Em Prof Marc Van Montagu for the Institute of Plant Biotechnology Outreach, VIB-UGent, Belgium
  • Dr René Van Berkel for the UNIDO, Austria
  • Dr Monika Sormann for the Flanders Government through the Dept of Economy Science and Innovation, Belgium

The Secretariat supports the day-to-day activities of the IIBN in accordance with the IIBN Charter. The VIB-UGent, Institute of Plant Biotechnology Outreach has assumed the role of Secretariat during the establishment faze of IIBN.

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