WorldFish is the first of 10 of the CGIAR's global research organizations to implement UNIT4's Agresso ERP system in a significant project to create a single research management IT backbone across the
OCS, supported by UNIT4 Agresso, reduces costs and increases management efficiency by providing access to a variety of integrated functions, including project management, donor and partner management, HR, finance, procurement, and resource planning and allocation.
CGIAR is dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving human health and nutrition, and ensuring more sustainable management of natural resources. It is carried out by 15 Centers that are members of the
WorldFish is dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture. It has more than 350 scientists and staff based in eight countries across
"Sweeping changes in the CGIAR in recent years have created a challenge for us as well as an opportunity to develop new and more ambitious research programs designed to better connect with partners and deliver greater impact," said Dr.
OCS will ensure improved services for all stakeholders including program managers, project leaders, donors and partners by:
•Providing up to date and accurate management information through improved reporting tools; •Establishing a single point of data entry and providing centrally held data; •Making working practices more efficient as a result of allowing faster decision making via an online approval process (fewer paper forms); •Facilitating access to up-to-date information for program managers and project leaders; •Maximizing the use of available technology by automating processes; •Allowing greater professional response with better information from support staff to managers; •Facilitating program and budget review and realignment; •Enabling greater accountability; •Empowering regional offices with direct access to the system.
Photography showing the work undertaken by WorldFish can be accessed here.
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