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Uncorking Capacity Bottlenecks

April 22, 2017 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Massively expanding professional capacities is vital to enacting science-informed conservation practice worldwide, especially in the biodiverse, under-served Global South.  By now we know much about what constitutes capacity development (CD) for conservation. Today’s community conversation among funders, educators, practitioners and “audience” members focuses on how to expand CD worldwide. Bring your lunch and discuss next steps (some already underway) for uncorking capacity bottlenecks by documenting and illustrating transformations already wrought by CD and by attracting more financial and infrastructure support, especially across north-south boundaries and within south-south constituencies.

Facilitation assistants : Meredith Bowhers, Crystal Alvarez, Michael Carr

Speakers

Kate Christen

Kate Christen

Training Manager, Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC), Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI)

Javier Mateo-Vega

Javier Mateo-Vega

Research Fellow, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Andrea Santy

Andrea Santy

Director, Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN), World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Omaira Bolaños

Omaira Bolaños

Director, Latin America Program, Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI)

Nora Bynum

Nora Bynum

Rowe Family Director, Keller Science Action Center at The Field Museum

Shonda Gilliland Foster

Shonda Gilliland Foster

Program Director, David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship

Krishna Makineni

Krishna Makineni

Graduate Student, Conservation Science and Public Policy Program, George Mason University

Jon Paul Rodríguez

Jon Paul Rodríguez

Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission; Professor at the Center for Ecology of the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Investigations; Founder and President of Provita

Eleanor Jane Sterling

Eleanor Jane Sterling

Chief Conservation Scientist, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History