Bridging Conservation and Development in Latin America
and Africa: Changing Contexts, Changing Strategies

Tropical Conservation and Development (TCD) Program
59th Annual Center for Latin American Studies Conference
26th Annual Center for African Studies Gwendolen M. Carter Lectures
Mellon-LASA Seminar
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

                       January 28-30, 2010  l  University of Florida  l  Gainesville, Florida

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Deadline for Registration is Friday, January 15, 2010.

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Agenda

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
– Keene Faculty Center, University of Florida

5:00pm-7:00pm

Wine and Cheese Reception and Conference Registration

6:00pm

UF African Choir Performance

Thursday, January 28, 2010
– Reitz Union Grand Ballroom, University of Florida

8:00am-5:00pm

Registration Open on 2nd Floor of the Reitz Union

8:00am-8:30am

Morning Refreshments

8:30am-9:30am

Welcome and Conference Introduction:

Leonardo Villalón, Director, Center for African Studies

Brian Child, Center for African Studies, University of Florida;

Marianne Schmink, Director, Tropical Conservation and Development Program, University of Florida
 

Changing Contexts

9:30am-10:20am

Session 1: Economic Globalization and the Environment

James Boyce, Director, Program on Development, Peacebuilding, and the Environment, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Gustavo Fonseca, Team Leader, Natural Resources Global Environment Facility

10:20am-10:35am

Question and Answer/ Discussion

10:35am-10:55am

AM Refreshment Break

10:55am-11:45am

Session 2: The Planet's Rapidly Changing Environment

Mercedes Bustamante, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Departamento de Ecologia, Universidade de Brasília

Sheona Shackleton, Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science, Rhodes University

11:45am-12:00pm

Question and Answer/ Discussion

12:00pm-1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm-2:20pm

Session 3: Indigenous and Social Movements

James Murombedzi, Senior Advisor on Land Tenure and Property Rights to the Liberian Government

Anthony Bebbington, ESRC Professorial Research Fellow, IDPM, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester

2:20pm-2:35pm

Question and Answer/ Discussion

2:35pm-3:00pm

PM Refreshment Break

3:00pm-3:50pm

Session 4: New Communication Modes

Thomas Milliken, Director, TRAFFIC East/Southern Africa

Marcela Uhart, Associate Director for Latin America, Global Health Program, Wildlife Conservation Society

3:50pm-4:15pm

Question and Answer/ Discussion

5:00pm-7:00pm

Poster Session and Reception

6:00pm

CAPOEIRA Performance

Friday, January 29, 2010
– Reitz Union Grand Ballroom, University of Florida

7:30am-12:00pm

Registration Open on 2nd Floor of the Reitz Union

7:30am-8:30am

Morning Refreshments

8:30am-8:45am

Recap of Day 1 and Introduction to Day 2 Topics

Changing Strategies

8:45am-9:35am

Session 5: Rights-based Approaches

Mary Allegretti, Visiting Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida

Patricia Skyer, Team Leader, conservation Partnerships for Sustainability in Southern Africa, World Wildlife Fund, Namibia

9:35am-9:50am

Question and Answer/ Discussion

9:50am-10:15am

AM Refreshment Break

10:15am-11:05am

Session 6: Market-based Approaches

Maryanne Grieg-Gran, Acting Programme Director, International Institute for Environment and Development

Fatima Cardoso, Associate Researcher, Nucleo de Economia Socioambiental, Universidade de São Paulo;
-and- Michael E. Conroy, Principal, Colibri Consulting, Certification for Sustainable Development

11:05am-11:20am

Question and Answer/ Discussion

11:20am-12:10pm

Session 7: Multi-scale Landscape Management

Allard Blom, Managing Director , Endangered Spaces Program, World Wildlife Fund

Daniel Nepstad, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center

12:10pm-12:30pm

Question and Answer/ Discussion

12:30pm-2:00pm

Lunch 

2:00pm-3:15pm

Session 8: Cross-sectoral Partnerships

Constance Campbell, Amazon Conservation Coordinator, USAID

Jonathan Stacey, Manager of Rio Tinto, BirdLife Programme, BirdLife International

Theron Morgan Brown, PhD Student, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Florida

3:15pm-3:30pm

Question and Answer/ Discussion

3:30pm-3:50pm

PM Refreshment Break

3:50pm-5:00pm

Small Group Discussion

6:00pm

Dinner in honor of Dr. Marianne Schmink, director of the Tropical Conservation and Development Program

*Located in Emerson Alumni Hall

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8:30pm-10:00pm

Reception and dancing following dinner in honor of
Dr. Marianne Schmink

Saturday, January 30, 2010
– Smathers Library, Room 1A, University of Florida

8:00am-8:30am

Morning Refreshments

8:30am-8:45am

Recap of Day 2 and Introduction to Day 3 Topics

Training and Capacity Building

8:45am-9:55am

Session 9: Training and Capacity Building

Suzana Padua, President, IPÊ - Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (Institute for Ecological Research)

Robyn Dalzen, Executive Manager, Conservation Leadership Program

Gemma Buford, Co-Director, Aang Serian UK/Global Initiative for Traditional Systems (GIFTS) of Health

Francisco Rosado-May, Rector, Universidad Intercultural Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Ana Luz Porzecanski, Associate Director for Capacity Development, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History

Marianne Schmink, Director, Tropical Conservation and Development Program, University of Florida

9:55am-10:30am

Panel Discussion

10:30am-11:30am

Small Group Discussion

11:30am-11:50am

AM Refreshment Break

11:50am-12:20pm

Conference Reflections, Eva Wollenberg, The Gund Institute, University of Vermont and Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Systems Challenge Program, CGIAR

12:20pm-12:30pm

Closing Remarks, Conference Concludes

2:00pm

Luncheon, sponsored by the TCD Student Group at Marianne Schmink's house (transportation provided)

 

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