The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development

12 May 2020. WEBINAR. This is the second panel in a three-part virtual series on lessons learned and entry points for action in the integration of biodiversity conservation, governance, public health, and food security.

Sound management of natural resources is integral to a country’s development, resilience, and self-reliance. By promoting development that benefits both nature and people, biodiversity conservation activities can strengthen development impact and the capacity of countries to manage their natural resources, improving their self-reliance.

For the past five years, USAID’s Biodiversity Results and Integrated Development Gains Enhanced (BRIDGE) Project has supported the second goal of USAID’s Biodiversity Policy, to “integrate biodiversity as an essential component of human development.” BRIDGE collaborates with USAID missions and regional and technical bureaus to identify and promote integrated programming approaches and contribute to the evidence base for integration.

  • Moderated by Derick Brinkerhoff, Distinguished Fellow Emeritus, RTI International with an introduction by Kyle Rearick, Forestry and Biodiversity Advisor, U.S. Agency for International Development.
  • Suzanne Kelly-Lyall, Senior Technical Consultant, Political Economy Analysis, Integra, LLC.
  • Rachel Kleinfeld, Senior Fellow, Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Diane Russell, President, SocioEcological Strategies, Inc.

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5 May 2020. Health, Nutrition, and Ecosystem Services 

Health, Nutrition, and Ecosystem Services is the first panel in a three-part “Building Bridges” virtual series to hear from researchers and practitioners on lessons learned and entry points for action in the integration of biodiversity conservation, governance, public health, and food security.

  • Moderated by Shawn Baker, Chief Nutritionist, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), with an introduction by Jeff Haeni, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment, USAID.
  • Barbara Best, Former Senior Coastal Resource Management and Policy Specialist, USAID
  • Amy Ickowitz, Team Leader, Sustainable Landscapes & Livelihoods, Center for International Forestry Research
  • Taylor Ricketts, Professor and Director, Gund Institute for Environment, University of Vermont


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