We are 20 days away from the great event to celebrate CIAT’s 50th Anniversary at our headquarters on 8 and 9 November, and it’s time to dress up for the party!

How to be part of the celebrations?


Use our hashtag #CIAT50

Within the next following weeks, use our hashtag* #CIAT50 in all of your social media posts with a mention of CIAT so that all of your contacts know that our anniversary celebration is coming up. This will also allow us to collect and monitor the contents being published and, why not? become a trending topic!

*Hashtags are tags that you create by adding the hash symbol (#) in front of a word or event name to group mentions of a given topic.

Use the #CIAT50 frame on your Facebook profile picture





  1. Log in to Facebook and click on Update profile picture
  2. Choose the option: Add frame
  3. On the search field write the word CIAT
  4. Select the #CIAT50 frame
  5. Finalize by clicking on Use as profile picture

Customize your social media


Download images from the following links and replace the ones shown on your social media profiles.


  1. Download the picture from the link above and save it to your computer
  2. Go to your profile
  3. Hover your mouse over [ ]  Update cover photo  on the upper left corner of the current cover photo
  4. Click on Update cover photo. If you have no cover photo now, click on Add cover photo
  5. Click on Save changes

Download the photo from our LinkedIn header

Available soon



  1. Download the picture from the link above and save it to your computer
  2. Click on the “Me” tab, at the top of your LinkedIn home page
  3. Click on View profile
  4. Click on Update background, at the top of your profile, and select Load photo from the dropdown menu
  5. Select the image file from your PC and click on Open
  6. Save


  1. Download the photo from the link above and save it to your computer
  2. Log in to your Twitter account, click on Profile and settings and select Profile
  3. Click on Edit profile and then Change header photo
  4. Click on Upload photo and upload the image that you downloaded previously


  1. Download the image from the link above and save it to your computer
  2. Open Google+ in your computer
  3. On the left column, click on Profile
  4. Then click on Edit profile
  5. Click on the camera icon and pick the replacement image
  6. Save changes

Get your CIAT T-shirt… or other souvenirs

On the ocassion of CIAT’s 50th Anniversary, we are proud to present a series of special edition souvenirs, available for sale at our headquarters.

Contact: Wilson Celemín w.celemin@cgiar.org   

Countdown to the fiftieth anniversary celebrations at headquarters








For further information, contact:
María Fernanda Mejía (m.f.mejia@cgiar.org)
CIAT Social Media Coordinator


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