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USAID's Measuring Impact Closeout Event

July 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Organized by the Wilson Center

July 12
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Reception)
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW
Washington, DC


Celebrate the contribution of Measuring Impact to USAID’s journey to more effective conservation and development programming! Through investments in biodiversity conservation, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supports partner countries on their journey to self-reliance by strengthening their governance systems, improving food security, and developing the capacity to manage their natural resources sustainably.

Since 2013, the Office of Forestry and Biodiversity has worked with USAID missions through its Measuring Impact contract to apply evidence-based adaptive management to increase the effectiveness and impact of biodiversity conservation programs.

Spotlight on Conservation Enterprises
12:00 – 1:00 PM
5th Floor Conference Room 

Join in from noon to 1:00 pm for a special, pre-closeout event entitled “Spotlight on Conservation Enterprises.” This interactive session will include an overview of the approach and lessons learned from a retrospective assessment of 20 years of conservation enterprise work in Nepal, Uganda, the Philippines, and Guatemala. The Spotlight on Conservation Enterprises will be followed by a gallery exhibition of photos taken at the six enterprise sites and lunch. Participants can then join the Measuring Impact closeout event from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

Welcome: Cynthia Gill, Director, USAID E3 Office of Forestry and Biodiversity

1) Judy Boshoven, Program Officer, Foundations of Success (Retrospective Assessment author)
2) Diane Russell, Social Scientist

Measuring Impact Closeout
2:00 – 4:00 pm, with a reception from 4:00 – 6:00 pm
6th Floor Auditorium

At this event, USAID and implementing partner staff will share six years’ worth of experiences and lessons learned about adaptive management in biodiversity programming. They will also recognize the significant contributions of individuals who have been integral to advancing adaptive management of biodiversity conservation programming at USAID.

Opening remarks:
1) Cynthia Gill, Director, E3 Office of Forestry and Biodiversity, USAID
2) Carrie Thompson, Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment, USAID

Keynote speaker: Melissa Patsalides, Director, Office of Learning, Evaluation and Research, Bureau of Policy, Planning, and Learning, USAID

Panelists include:
1) Rebecca Butterfield, Director, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Tetra Tech
2) Shawn Peabody, Senior Learning Specialist, Environmental Incentives
3) Diane Russell, Social Scientist
4) Vinaya Swaminathan, Senior Program Officer, Foundations of Success
5) Olaf Zerbock, Biodiversity and Forestry Advisor, E3 Office of Forestry and Biodiversity, USAID

Closing remarks: Colin Holmes, COR, Measuring Impact, E3 Office of Forestry and Biodiversity, USAID

Moderated by: Liz Lauck, Chief of Party, Measuring Impact/Environmental Incentives


July 12, 2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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