Following a call for nominations, the Governing Council of IFAD will appoint a new President at a special session on 7 July 2022. The elected President will take office on 1 October 2022 for a four year term.
The President will lead IFAD at a crucial time, as COVID-19, climate change, and conflict converge to result in rising food and fuel prices. This in turn could lead to a global food crisis, with the world’s poorest rural people likely to be hardest hit.
IFAD plays a crucial role in increasing the resilience of rural small-scale producers. The Fund’s investments in climate adaptation and sustainable food systems are helping to achieve many of the Sustainable Development Goals.