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.
I. Van den Bergh, Chair
I. Van den Bergh, Chair
T. Lescot, Vice-Chair
T. Lescot, Vice-Chair
N. Roux, Musanet
N. Roux, Musanet
M. Cortes, MUSALAC
M. Cortes, MUSALAC
J. Kubiriba, BARNESA
J. Kubiriba, BARNESA
G. N. Newilah, InnovatePlaintain
G. N. Newilah, InnovatePlaintain
Ganjun Yi,  BAPNET
Ganjun Yi, BAPNET
M. Benavides, AGROSAVIA
M. Benavides, AGROSAVIA
H-W van der Waal, Agrofair
H-W van der Waal, Agrofair
T. Kukulies, DAF
T. Kukulies, DAF
V. Nakato, IITA-CGIAR
V. Nakato, IITA-CGIAR
J. Daniells, DAF
J. Daniells, DAF
D. Coyne, IITA-CGIAR
D. Coyne, IITA-CGIAR