November 18, 2022   •   News

CLIFF-GRADS: Building capacity for climate research in the next generation of scientific leaders

A recording of the recent CLIFF-GRADS event, which took place in the Food and Agriculture Pavilion at the UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP27), co-hosted by CGIAR, FAO and The Rockefeller Foundation, is now available to view.

About the event: The Climate, Food and Farming, Global Research Alliance Development Scholarships Programme (CLIFF-GRADS) offers exciting opportunities for early career scientists from low- and middle-income countries to learn to conduct applied research in agricultural greenhouse gas emission quantification and mitigation. In this session, some of these young scientists will share how the experience they acquired through this program has boosted their careers.


  • Harry Clark (Acting Special Representative, GRA) – Moderator
  • Titis Apdini (Joint Programming Officer, Wageningen University and Research) – CLIFF-GRADS alumna
  • Kofi Boateng (Agriculture Program Associate, Global Methane Hub) – CLIFF-GRADS alumnus
  • Charles Spillane (Established Professor (Chair) of Plant Science and Director of the Ryan Institute for Sustainable Development at the University of Galway, Ireland) – CLIFF-GRADS Administration