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New ad-Interim COGENT Coordinator


The COGENT Secretariat is pleased to retrospectively announce that Mr Vincent Johnson will serve as ad-Interim COGENT Coordinator from 4th November 2017 as agreed by the Steering Committee during the 18th SC meeting in Fiji.

Vincent works as a project and grant-support officer, and science editor at Bioversity International and will be dedicating 10% of his working time to COGENT activities, until a new arrangement is in place (for more details please see his bio here). 

The Secretariat would also like to take the opportunity to thank Dr. Alexia Prades for assuming the dynamic coordination of COGENT over more than two years until the end of 2017, and for leading the finalization of the Global Strategy for Conservation and Use of Coconut Genetic Resources.

During the 18th SC meeting, the SC agreed that the hosting arrangement for the COGENT Secretariat will be transferred to the Asia Pacific Coconut Community (APCC- soon to be renamed according to new global status) by mid-2018.

The Coconut Genetic Resources Network (COGENT) aims to promote national, regional and global collaboration among coconut-producing countries and
partner institutions in the conservation and use of coconut genetic resources for enhanced livelihoods.

The COGENT website is maintained by Bioversity International - Montpellier office.

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