Message from Prof. Sissel Rogne on her retirement from ICRISAT’s Governing Board

My seven years at ICRISAT have been transformational. I have witnessed a reflective change not only in the management but also in the organisation. Particularly, when we decided that ICRISAT will be better served as an independent, autonomous organisation with strong partnerships. This was a crucial decision.

Prof. Sissel Rogne

Over the years, I have recognized the importance of specialised crops of ICRISAT. These crops will be winning solution amidst climate change and contribute immensely for sustainable development. ICRISAT crops are no longer just for the underprivileged, highly educated middle-class that wants good health and nutritious food is also interested in these crops, creating a huge opportunity for ICRISAT.

After 50 years, it’s time to highlight ICRISAT and portray how the institute will be in the forefront of seed systems, nutrition and global food security.

Everyone working at ICRISAT is a specialist in different areas and all of you will have to contribute to take ICRISAT forward and build a better future in health and nutrition.

I will always continue to follow ICRISAT and look for opportunities to help the organization.”

Prof Sisselle Rogne joined ICRISAT as the Governing Board Member in 2015 and retires after serving seven years at the Institute. She has a PhD in Genetics/Cell Biology and has been Professor in gene technology since 1992. She was awarded the Norwegian Academic Prize in 2012 for her work to promote academic freedom and dissemination of knowledge. She is former Managing Director of the Institute of Marine Research and has also served as the CEO of Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board.

Team ICRISAT wishes Prof Sissel Rogne a very happy and fulfilling life ahead

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