Victor Maurice Kommerell

Victor Maurice Kommerell

Research Programs Manager

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Victor Kommerell was the program manager of the CGIAR Research Programs on Maize (MAIZE) and Wheat (WHEAT) until end March 2022. He previously worked as a consultant to the CGIAR on strategy, human resources and project management, which included facilitation of a 2020 sustainability plan for the 10 CGIAR gene banks and an external evaluation of ILAC. Prior to working with the CGIAR, Victor worked with the Chief Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court and led a change management program at NATO HQ, after having worked for Perot Systems (people change management) and the Leipzig Trade Fair (b-to-b marketing).

My contributions

  • Evaluation and performance assessments for agroecology

    • FYI. CIMMYT will perform an ad-hoc internal review about how CIMMYT scientists can use TAPE both at the outset (proposal/project design) and at the end (MEL; impact assessment). In a recent meeting, we agreed to consider integration/complementarity with the (USAID) Sustainable Intensification Framework, because there are clearly positive overlaps. For example, broad stakeholder involvement and participatory project design and implementation is in fact neither SI nor AE-specific, it just makes good change management sense and ultimately depends on budget available and donor preferences. Our main intended outcome is to have CIMMYT scientists use TAPE-relevant methods and tools at different stages in the project lifecycle. That should make subsequent MEL easier.