The Steering Committee provides direction and oversight to the ProMusa network.
It is composed of:
  • the ProMusa Coordinator, who is also the chair of the ISHS Commission on Banana (CMBA);
  • the vice-chair of the CMBA, who is elected through the ISHS framework;
  • a representative of MusaNet and of each of the regional banana networks;
  • and a diverse group of six ProMusa members representing different expertise, regions and sectors.
The networks’ representatives are nominated by their peers. All steering committee members — except for the ProMusa Coordinator, who is a Bioversity International staff member — serve terms of 4 years. Incumbents can serve more than one term.
The roles and responsibilities of the Steering Committee members include:
  • participate in committee meetings;
  • encourage interactions between ProMusa members;
  • provide advice and support to network activities (such as the organization of symposia);
  • contribute to ProMusa knowledge-sharing activities;
  • represent ProMusa in relevant banana meetings;
  • and help identify funding opportunities for ProMusa activities.
Inge Van den Bergh, CMBA Chair
Inge Van den Bergh, CMBA Chair
Thierry Lescot, CMBA Vice-Chair
Thierry Lescot, CMBA Vice-Chair
Nicolas Roux, Musanet representative
Nicolas Roux, Musanet representative
Ganjun Yi, BAPNET representative
Ganjun Yi, BAPNET representative
 
Jerome Kubiriba, BARNESA representative
Jerome Kubiriba, BARNESA representative
Gérard Ngoh Newilah, Innovate Plaintain representative
Gérard Ngoh Newilah, Innovate Plaintain representative
Mildred Cortes, MUSALAC representative
Mildred Cortes, MUSALAC representative
Danny Coyne, IITA
Danny Coyne, IITA
 
Jeff Daniells, DAF
Jeff Daniells, DAF
Tegan Kukulies, DAF
Tegan Kukulies, DAF
Valerie Nakato, IITA
Valerie Nakato, IITA
Hans-Willem van der Waal, Agrofair
Hans-Willem van der Waal, Agrofair
 
Martha Marina Bolaños Benavides, AGROSAVIA
Martha Marina Bolaños Benavides, AGROSAVIA