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USAID Webinar: HEARTH - New Partnership Effort for People and the Planet

Event Date: 
Jan 22, 2020
9:00 am EST
Online Event


Please join the Health, Ecosystems and Agriculture for Resilient, Thriving Societies (HEARTH) team to discuss a new USAID effort to co-create cross-sectoral public/private alliances to conserve threatened landscapes and secure the well-being and prosperity of the communities who depend on them.

Link to join the 9 - 10:30 am EST livestream 
Link to join the 9 - 10:30 pm EST livestream 

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USAID recently launched the new Public-Private Partnerships for People and the Planet and HEARTH program to advance the conservation of threatened landscapes, prosperity, and local-wellbeing. Through this initiative, six  USAID Missions invite concept papers for cross-sectoral PPPs through March 2020.

Presenter: Dr. Robert Cohen is co-coordinator of the HEARTH team and is Senior Advisor for Monitoring and Evaluation in the GH Bureau’s Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN).  Dr. Cohen is a preventive medicine physician with 10 years experience in cross-sectoral development and public health, beginning at the Millennium Village Project in Northern Nigeria. He did his residency as an Active Duty Army Officer at Walter Reed Hospital here in DC, deployed to Kuwait and Iraq as part of the operation to defeat ISIS, and joined USAID in 2016 in the MCHN Office.  His publications specialize in the cross-sectoral determinants of maternal and child health. He has an A.B. from Harvard University, an M.D. from Columbia University, and an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Presenter: Ken Lee is a Senior Partnerships Advisor with USAID/Washington's Private Sector Engagement Team and the Center for Transformational Partnerships at the Global Development Lab.  Ken joined USAID in 2000 and is one of the Agency's leading experts on private sector engagement.  He also manages USAID's Global Development Alliance Annual Program Statement.  Ken earned his J.D. at UCLA; his M.A. at UC Berkeley; and his B.A. at Carleton College.  He loves Kyoto.

Presenter: Dr. Kiersten Johnson is a senior international population and health researcher currently serving in the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Food Security, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Division. Her work is grounded in two decades of research involving in-depth analyses of Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Health Service Provision Assessment data for USAID's Bureau for Global Health, USAID's Climate Change Initiative, and USAID's Forestry and Biodiversity Office, as well as for the World Bank, UNICEF, and UNFPA. She has led innovative developments in the integration of NASA’s satellite remote-sensing data into the DHS to explore associations among climate, environment, and health and nutrition outcomes. Dr. Johnson has led implementation of all phases of survey and evaluation research, including planning and design, data collection and analysis, and peer-reviewed publication on topics including gender, climate change and biodiversity, child nutrition, food security, economic inequality, HIV/AIDS, health systems, maternal and child health and survival, and malaria. 

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