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June 27, 2017

Street view of colorful colonial streets in CartagenaDuring the last week of July 2017, ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes Founding Director, Leah Gerber, will represent academia in Cartagena, Colombia during an International Congress for Conservation Biology workshop titled “Partnerships for Conservation.”

Our planet will be populated by 9.7 billion by 2050, but the current 7 billion have already taxed its capacity to provide for us. To advance conservation and nature-based solutions that achieve impact at scale requires a broad range of actions and participation by government, the private sector, donors, communities, NGOs and academia.

The 60-minute workshop will consist of a panel discussion on the importance of partnerships and their complementary roles in the pursuit of insights for sustaining life on Earth. Challenges and examples of success will be presented. Other participants:

  • Moderator: Daniela Raik, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Managing Director, The Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science, Conservation International
  • Government: Santiago Arguello, National Coordinator for Coffee and Cacao, SAGARPA (Secretaria de Agricultura, Ganaderia, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca Y Alimentacion), Mexico
  • Private sector: Gabriel Bustos, Cerrejon, Colombia
  • Community association: Raul Roy, Community Association, Colombia
  • NGO: Jon Paul Rodriguez, Chair, Species Survival Commission, IUCN
  • Donor: Marion Adeney, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation