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Making Good Things Big: Scaling Up of Fish Forever, a Pathway to Sustained Incomes for Fishers

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Please join ABCG with RARE for a brown bag talk featuring: Larry Cooley, Founder and President of Management Systems International and Eric Coppenger, Senior Director of Rare's Global Development Network
When Jun 15, 2015
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where World Wildlife Fund 1250 24th Street, NW Washington DC, DC 20037
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Contact Phone 202-495-4688
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Rare, in partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund and the University of California, Santa Barbara, is implementing its first global initiative: Fish Forever. The Fish Forever partnership aims to catalyze a global movement of near-shore fisheries reform in the developing tropics to ensure profitable and sustainable fisheries, while boosting livelihoods, protecting habitats, and enhancing coastal resilience. The aspiration is to motivate communities, and then nations, to adopt management systems of territorial user rights for fisheries combined with no-fishing zones (known as TURF + reserves) in five countries--Belize, Brazil, Indonesia, Mozambique, and the Philippines--by 2022. As of mid-2015, Fish Forever is being implemented in more than 40 sites around the world.


To help realize this ambition, Rare contracted Management Systems International (MSI), an international firm at the forefront of scaling successful development programs and innovative initiatives for more than a decade. MSI developed what have become some of the most widely used methodologies for scaling up-Scaling Up: From Vision to Large--Scale Change, and the Scaling-Up Toolkit--based on 10 years of learning from field experience. MSI and Rare developed a set of program proof points to validate the Fish Forever model and to rigorously test implementation modalities affecting the program's ability to be widely scaled. MSI's work with Rare confirmed the importance of considering scale from the program's start, rather than trying to retrofit a proven product for scale later on.

About the Presenters

Larry Cooley:

Larry is Founder and President of Management Systems International (MSI), an 800-person international consulting firm he founded in 1981. A specialist in strategic management and organizational development, he has served as advisor to cabinet and sub-cabinet officials in 11 U.S. federal agencies and more than a dozen foreign countries.

For 11 years, Larry directed the Implementing Policy Change program that assisted organizations in 40 countries manage various aspects of policy change. More recent assignments include a 7-year effort to rebuild public administration in Iraq and a 10-year program to develop and test new tools for scaling up innovative pilot projects. He is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, a member of the Governing Council of the Society for International Development, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Public Administration Review. He served for 15 years as Chairperson of the Development Management Network, and received that organization's National Award for Training Excellence.

Before founding MSI, Larry worked at the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, Practical Concepts Incorporated, and as a Peace Corps Volunteer. He holds a BA in Social Anthropology from Colgate University, an MA in Economics from Columbia University, an MPA in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and an M. Phil. in Management from the Cranfield School of Management (UK) specializing in entrepreneurship development.


Eric Coppenger:
Eric is Senior Director of Rare's Global Development Network, a cross-functional team of Rare staff engaging governments and multilaterals in the Unites States, Europe, the Americas, and Southeast Asia. Eric leads the network and is also responsible for Rare's engagement with U.S.-based public institutions. Before coming to Rare, Eric led the strategy for resourcing Conservation International's Africa & Madagascar programs. In these roles, Eric has worked for more than a decade to engage directly and build the capacity of others to engage government officials in financing development that enables people and nature to thrive. Eric completed Master's studies in International Development at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, as well as Environmental Studies and Sociology at Westminster College.

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ABCG: Scaling Up Fish Forever

Monday, June 15, 2015 
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