Governance - Institutions
29 - 30 MAY 2014
U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, USA


Governance / Institutions

Through the presentation of practical examples, this session aims to help the comprehension of adapted regulatory frameworks to facilitate the implementation of large-scale projects. It will assess the main drivers of cooperation among different sectors, which may not necessarily cooperate. Speakers will share their experiences in making these sectors look beyond their own horizon and build a shared vision. Discussion will cover the following topics:

  • Institutional policy framework (international, national or sub-national) to provide adapted and favourable conditions for restoration
  • Institutional arrangements and innovations for the development and governance of ecosystems and landscape restoration initiatives
  • Synergies between different parties/stakeholders involved and approaches for negotiation of trade-offs within landscapes
  • Identification of barriers to decision-making being made at the local level
  • Synergies between climate change, land degradation and biodiversity agendas
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Naïg Cozannet

Senior project manager, Biodiversity & Forests, Agence Française de Développement
Graduated as a forester and agronomist, Naïg COZANNET has worked on forests and biodiversity issues since 1996. She started as program manager in the WWF Global Forest and Trade Network, contributing until 2003 to develop FSC compliant chains of value with the forest and timber sector in Europe, Central Africa and South East Asia. She then joined AFD where she headed the CSR Responsibility program until 2008. Project Manager within the Division for Rural development and Biodiversity since 2012, she currently manages a portfolio of forest and biodiversity projects in the Mediterranean Region, Central Africa and French overseas as well as various partnerships, including the framework partnership between AFD and IUCN.

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Alexandre Ickowicz

Scientist, French Agricultural Research Center for International Development (CIRAD)
A.Ickowicz is a Veterinarian, PhD in Life Sciences. He has been working for CIRAD during 18 years in semi-arid Africa, mainly in west Africa, on research program dealing with sustainability of pastoral systems. His main research topics are feeding behavior and performance of ruminant herds on Sahelian rangelands, sustainable rangeland management, impact of livestock on the dynamics of pastoral resources. He is the head of a mixed research unit between CIRAD, INRA and SUPAGRO entitled Livestock Systems in the Mediterranean and the Tropics (SELMET) in France. He has been involved as an expert in many development projects aiming to develop water points in semi-arid rangelands in west Africa to secure mobility of pastoral systems and improve sustainability of these socio-ecosystems.
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Lynn Scarlett

Managing director, Public Policy, The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Lynn Scarlett is Managing Director for Public Policy at The Nature Conservancy. Previously, she served as Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of the Interior. In this role, Scarlett chaired the Department’s Cooperative Conservation Working Group and its Climate Change Task Force. She is author of publications on climate change adaptation; ecosystem services; landscape-scale governance, and science and decision making. She serves on the Science Advisory Board of NOAA and the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she also completed her Ph.D. coursework and exams in political science and political economy.
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Robert Snow

Attorney-Advisor, Office of the Solicitor, United States Department of the Interior
Bob Snow is an Attorney-Advisor with the United States Department of the Interior. He is based in Washington D.C, providing advice to the Secretary, the Deputy Secretary, the Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, and the Commissioner of Reclamation on a wide range of legal issues concerning the Colorado River, including Indian water rights settlements and environmental programs. He works closely with the U.S. Department of State on issues arising out of the administration of the 1944 U.S.-Mexico Water Treaty. Prior to his current position, Bob was a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. He earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Pace University School of Law, and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Pace Environmental Law Review.
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Gustavo Zuleta

Director, Dept. of Ecology & Environmental Sc., Maimónides University., Vice-chair, Ibero-American and Caribbean Society for Ecological Restoration (SIACRE),
Gustavo Zuleta is an applied scientist, director of the Dept. of Ecology and Environmental Sciences at Maimónides University, and professor at Lomas de Zamora University. He is leading a large-scale, inter-institutional initiative to determine high priority restoration sites/zones in major ecoregions of Argentina, filling policy gaps and using environmental and socio-economic criteria. In 2013 he created a regional network of participatory monitoring for biodiversity conservation in subtropical savannas/forests, integrating commitments from multiple (private/public) stakeholders. He is the Vice-Chair of the Ibero-American and Caribbean Society for Ecological Restoration (SIACRE) and organizing the IV SIACRE Congress (April 2015). Gustavo holds a PhD in Biology (University of Buenos Aires) and did his postdoc in Ecology at the University of British Columbia (Canada).



The Conference has been proposed by

Veolia Institute

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Veolia Institute, environmental think tank dedicated to promoting foresight reflection on interactions between society and the environment

US Water Science and Technology Board

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Agence Française De Développement

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International Union for Conservation of Nature

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