WOCAT Steering Committee

In response to the need to formalise the to date informal global network a Framework Agreement defining the WOCAT Network as WOCAT International, and WOCAT Regional and National has been elaborated and legally safeguarded. In August 2014, the Consortium Partners officially signed the Agreement. Representatives from each of the eight Consortium Partners build WOCAT International’s Steering Committee and bear shared responsibility for ensuring the proper functioning of the WOCAT Network (International and Regional/National).

The eight Consortium Partners are:

  • University of Bern, Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), Bern, Switzerland
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy
  • ISRIC - World Soil Information (Stichting International Soil Reference & Information Centre), Wageningen, Netherlands
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Swiss Confederation, represented by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs acting through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Bern, Switzerland
  • International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Beirut, Lebanon
  • International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal
  • International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, based in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia