6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

USAID's Measuring Impact Closeout Event

Webcast available

Webcast Recap

The live webcast for today will begin with the 2:00pm session.
Join us in celebrating 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.
Please kindly RSVP here to one or both of the following events.

Spotlight on Conservation Enterprises

12:00 – 1:00 pm, followed by a gallery walk with lunch
6th Floor Flom Auditorium
We invite you to join us 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.
Cynthia Gill, Director, USAID E3 Office of Forestry and Biodiversity
Judy Boshoven, Program Officer, Foundations of Success (Retrospective Assessment author)
Diane Russell, Social Scientist


Measuring Impact Closeout 

2:00 - 4:00 pm, with reception from 4:00 – 6:00 pm
6th Floor Flom 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. We will also recognize the significant contributions of individuals who have been integral to advancing adaptive management of biodiversity conservation programming at USAID.
Opening remarks:
Cynthia Gill, Director, E3 Office of Forestry and Biodiversity, USAID 
Carrie Thompson, Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment, USAID
Keynote speaker:
Melissa Patsalides, Acting Deputy Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau of Policy, Planning, and Learning (PPL), USAID 
Panelists include:
Rebecca Butterfield, Director, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Tetra Tech
Shawn Peabody, Senior Learning Specialist, Environmental Incentives
Diane Russell, Social Scientist
Vinaya Swaminathan, Senior Program Officer, Foundations of Success
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
Please kindly RSVP here to one or both of the above events.