CIFOR operates under the authority of a legally constituted Board of Trustees, charged with overall responsibility for the work of the Center.
In January 2019, CIFOR effectively merged with the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF also known as World Agroforestry) which means having a common Board, and actively working towards a single leadership team and unified policies, processes and systems whilst maintaining legal personalities.
The Common Board of Trustees has been appointed and consists of members that have diverse skills in areas such as forestry and agroforestry science, natural resources management, audit, finance and risk management, policy and governance.
The Common Board of Trustees’ primary mandate is providing governance oversight in ensuring CIFOR and ICRAF function to the highest standards to execute their mission. In order to do this, the Common Board of Trustees has delegated the day-to-day management of the Centers to the Directors General who are assisted by senior managements teams that are actively working towards a single leadership team and unified policies, processes and systems.
The Common Board of Trustees is made up of the following members: