USAID Releases Biodiversity Cross-Mission Learning Program Video
December 14, 2016
We are proud to announce USAID’s new video called The Biodiversity Cross-Mission Learning Program. The concept for this video was a winning submission by Environmental Incentives from the 2015 Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Case Competition. The video highlights CLA in action through the Conservation Enterprises Cross-Mission Learning Program launched in 2015 by USAID/E3 Forestry and Biodiversity Office (FAB). It premiered at USAID’s Moving the Needle conference on November 29, 2016.
USAID’s Biodiversity Cross-Mission Learning Program works to increase the effectiveness of USAID biodiversity conservation programming by finding out what works, what doesn’t, and why. This Learning Program connects USAID staff in different Missions who are implementing the same strategic approach to address a development challenge; facilitates the sharing of knowledge and experience about when and under what conditions the theory of change holds; and helps foster collaboration to answer a set of shared learning questions (a Learning Agenda) that can help improve the effectiveness of USAID programs. Learning Groups collaborate through email discussions, virtual meetings, and an online wiki knowledge base. Learning Groups may also choose to collaborate on data or information collection to address knowledge gaps. This video focuses on USAID’s Conservation Enterprises Collaborative Learning Group. Another Collaborative Learning Group focused around Combating Wildlife Trafficking launched in October 2016, and its online platform will launch in 2017.
Written by Amy Gambrill