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The Purpose

Elephant Safari

This case study competition sought to understand and capture field-level learning on biodiversity integration into USAID programming across sectors to help broaden knowledge and evidence on integration both within and outside of USAID.

The Competition

All USAID staff and implementing partners working on USAID projects and activities were eligible to enter this case study competition. All entries:

  • addressed integration at any stage of the USAID program cycle.
  • received USAID funding. Applicants came from activities that received biodiversity funding and from activities that did not receive biodiversity funding but still achieved co-benefits for biodiversity. Applicants also shared examples of co-funded activities.

USAID Acting E3 Assistant Administrator Carrie Thompson formally announced winning cases at the Environmental Officers Conference in Washington, D.C. In the coming months, BRIDGE will work with winning cases to refine and package each case study to share with USAID staff and partners around the world.

The Judges

A high-level judging panel evaluated cases with representatives from USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning; E3 Office of Forestry and Biodiversity; and missions, as well as the BRIDGE team.

Judges included:

  • Cynthia Gill, Office Director, E3 Forestry and Biodiversity Office, USAID
  • Tony Pryor, Senior Advisor, Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning, USAID
  • James Watson, Development Diplomat in Residence, USAID
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