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Monday, November, 08, 2021 - Tuesday, November, 23, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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About the Annual Workshop
The Global Community of Practice on Scaling Development Outcomes is pleased to host its sixth Annual Workshop, hosted virtually from Monday, November 8th to Tuesday, November 23rd. The Workshop will include 12 sessions: three plenaries and a session hosted by each of the CoP's nine Working Groups. Most sessions will be held virtually from 9:00-11:00 AM ET.

Everyone is welcome to sign up for any or all sessions free of charge. Registration for each event will be open until the session begins. A separate registration is needed for each session. Eventbrite will issue a “ticket” for each session and the ticket will allow users to download the link to access the session. For assistance with registration questions or issues, please contact Natalie Colangelo at natalie.colangelo@msi-inc.com.
Missed the Workshop?
If you were unable to join us for the Annual Workshop, session recordings and related materials are available on the Scaling Community of Practice's website. To locate the recordings and materials, open the details tab for each session on the right-hand side of the screen.
Week 1 Sessions
09:00 am
November 8: Plenary 1

Join the CoP for the first plenary session of the 2021 Workshop to discuss the CoP learning agenda and the relationship between scaling and systems change. The CoP’s 2020 Annual Workshop highlighted the relationship between scaling and systems change as an issue needing to be explored further. This plenary will summarize the key insights that have emerged from the past year’s CoP discussions on this topic, illustrated with examples from different sectors, and seek agreement on priority issues to be examined by the CoP in 2022.

Speakers:

Larry Cooley | President Emeritus and Senior Advisor, Management Systems International, A Tetra Tech Company; Co-Founder, Scaling Up CoP and Co-Chair of the CoP Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group

Johannes Linn | Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Co-Founder, Scaling Up CoP

Richard Kohl | Founder and Principal, Center for Large Scale Social Change LLC

Liz Vance | Program Director of Systems Change for Workforce Development, International Youth Foundation

Lennart Woltering | Scaling Advisor, CIMMYT; Co-Chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Working Group

Jenny Perlman Robinson | Senior Fellow for Global Economic and Development, Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution; Co-Chair of the Education Working Group

Laura Ghiron | President, Partners in Expanding Health Quality and Access

09:00 am
November 9: Youth Employment Working Group Session

The session will feature a case study exploring scaling issues in Mexico’s aerospace industry including the role played by industrial “clusters” and other workforce development strategies, and the role of partnerships with private sector actors more generally. The session will also include an introduction to the Youth Employment Working Group and an opportunity for participants to suggest priorities for the group work in 2022.

Speaker:

Rene Espinosa | President, Mexican Aerospace Federation; Plant Manager, Metal Finishing, Chihuahua, Mexico

Moderator:

Liz Vance | Program Director of Systems Change for Workforce Development, International Youth Foundation; Co-Chair of the CoP Youth Employment Working Group

09:00 am
November 10: Plenary 2

Join the CoP for the second Plenary session of the 2021 Workshop. The first part of the session will summarize lessons from the CoP’s work on institutionalization in host governments as a scaling strategy and on efforts by CoP members to mainstream a focus on scaling within donor organizations. It will feature perspectives from civil society, government and funders.

Speakers:

Johannes Linn | Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Co-Founder, Scaling Up CoP

Larry Cooley | President Emeritus and Senior Advisor, Management Systems International, A Tetra Tech Company; Co-Founder, Scaling Up CoP and Co-Chair of the CoP Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group

Rajani Ved | Former Executive Director, National Health Systems Resource Centre, Government of India

Noam Angrist | Executive Director and Co-Founder, Young1ove, Botswana

Robert McLean | Senior Program Specialist, IDRC

Elaine Tinsley | Private Sector Specialist, World Bank; Co-Chair of the CoP Social Enterprise Working Group

Gwyn Hainsworth | Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Moderators:

Laura Ghiron | President, Partners in Expanding Health Quality and Access; Co-Chair of the CoP Health Working Group

John Floretta | Global Deputy Executive Director, J-PAL; Co-Chair of the CoP Monitoring & Evaluation Working Group

09:00 am
November 12: Scaling Up in Fragile States Working Group Session

This session will focus on scaling social protection/safety nets in fragile states as a way of exploring how scaling frameworks/approaches can help address the challenges of implementing safety nets in hard places. It will also explore what the delivery of safety nets in these contexts can tell us about the dynamics/adaptive approaches/successes of scaling (and resilience-building) in lower capacity/higher risk environments.

Speakers:

Ugo Gentilini | Global Lead on Social Protection, World Bank

Michael Munavu | Task Team Leader, Ethiopia Productive National Safety Net operation

Anna McCord | Research Associate, Overseas Development Institute (TBC)

Moderators:

Jonathan Papoulidis | Executive Advisor on Fragile States, World Vision; Co-Chair of the CoP Fragile States Working Group

Rob Chase | Social Protection and Jobs Manager, Africa Region, World Bank; Co-Chair of the CoP Fragile States Working Group

Week 2 Sessions
09:00 am
November 15: Health Working Group Session

The Health Working Group is hosting this year’s meeting building on Plenary 2 about mainstreaming a scaling up focus in donor organizations. This session will highlight experience with similarly seeking to mainstream a scaling mindset within non-governmental technical and implementing organizations. It will be conducted as an informal conversation that will address both successes and challenges, hopefully with the considerable participation of attendees.

Speakers:

David Leege | Senior Director, Impact, Learning, Knowledge and Accountability, CARE

Callie Simon | Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Team Lead and Senior Advisor, Save the Children US

Olayinka Umar-Farouk | Deputy Project Director, Risk Communications, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Moderator:

Rebecka Lundgren | Associate Professor, Center for Gender Equity and Health, University of California San Diego

09:00 am
November 16: Agriculture and Rural Development Working Group Session

Scaling knowledge and practice has never been more important to address the daunting level of need and the complex challenges to our global food systems. This session will discuss how the concept and practice of scaling have changed over the last decade, and how the evolving “new consensus” on scaling relates to food system challenges and opportunities. Speakers will discuss the relationship between scaling and systems change/transformation in the context of pressures for food systems to shift from a productivity-centric focus to meet broader multiple objectives. What analyses, tools and capacities will be needed to facilitate meaningful, sustained impact at scale in this new context?

Speakers:

Larry Cooley | President Emeritus and Senior Advisor, Management Systems International, A Tetra Tech Company; Co-Founder, Scaling Up CoP and Co-Chair of the CoP Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group

Susan Chomba | Director of Vital Landscapes, World Resources Institute/Africa; Former Lead, Regreening Africa Initiative, CIFOR-ICRAF

Ndidi Nwuneli | Co-Founder, Sahel Consulting: Agriculture and Nutrition, Ltd. and AACE Foods

Moderators:

Julie Howard | Non-resident Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Co-Chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Working Group

Lennart Woltering | Scaling Advisor, CIMMYT; Co-Chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Working Group

08:00 am
November 17: Climate Change Working Group Session

*Please note this session will take place from 8:00-10:00 AM ET

The event will be structured in two main sessions. The first will be a high-level panel reflecting on COP26 and the way forward. The second session of the event is envisioned for members of the Scaling Up CoP to react and further discuss on the panel discussion to better understand what it means for the scaling up initiative in general. The participants will have a chance to tackle, in a moderated discussion, actions to be implemented and elaborate on how the Scaling Up CoP can support the international financial engagement on climate action.

Speakers:

Lord Nicholas Stern | IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, London School of Economics

Yannick Glemarec | Executive Director, Green Climate Fund

Moderators:

Amar Bhattacharya | Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Co-Chair of the CoP Climate Change Working Group

George Zedginidze | Head of Knowledge and Change Management, GCF; Co-Chair of the COP Climate Change Working Group

08:00 am
November 18: Nutrition Working Group Session

*Please note this session will take place from 8:00-9:30 AM ET.

This session will focus on scaling home fortification. It will include a summary of frameworks/principles of scaling that can be applied to home fortification and the active debate of the utility and applicability of those frameworks and principles. The second part of the session will be set aside to solicit and discuss the views of all attending regarding future priorities for the Working Group.

Speaker:

Dylan Walters | Project Director, Nutrition International; Co-Chair of the Nutrition Working Group

09:00 am
November 18: Education Working Group Session

The Education Working Group will examine challenges and opportunities to embedding, within formal education systems, initiatives originating from outside the system. During this session, panelists will highlight strategies and lessons learned from implementing partners working with governments to ensure institutionalization; present findings from a multi-country study on practices that support or hinder institutionalization; and (re)introduce the “Institutionalization Tracker” which measures the progress of efforts to integrate an initiative into the education system.

Speakers:

To be announced

Moderators:

Gaëlle Simon | Technical Director, MSI, A Tetra Tech Company; Co-Chair of the Education Working Group

Jenny Perlman Robinson | Senior Fellow for Global Economic and Development, Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution; Co-Chair of the Education Working Group

09:00 am
November 19: Monitoring & Evaluation Working Group Session

The session will be divided into two parts. The first part will focus on the most effective means for assessing and tracking institutionalization/sustainability by governments of innovations and new practices that originate in NGOs, summarizing insights from three sessions earlier in the year. In the second part of the session, we will discuss and solicit input to the 2022 learning agenda and action priorities for the Working Group. Everyone is welcome whether or not they are current members of the Working Group.

Speakers:

Larry Cooley | President Emeritus and Senior Advisor, Management Systems International, A Tetra Tech Company; Co-Founder, Scaling Up CoP and Co-Chair of the CoP Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group

John Floretta | Global Deputy Executive Director, J-PAL; Co-Chair of CoP Monitoring & Evaluation Working Group

Ben Piper | Director of Global Education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ethiopia

Week 3 Sessions
09:00 am
November 22: Social Entrepreneurship Working Group Session

Social franchising offers the chance to scale through the guided growth and development of local entrepreneurs. This session will take a look at Jibu Water’s experience and lessons in deploying a franchise model to expand clean water kiosks in seven African countries. The session will also examine how the differences in national regulatory and enabling environments impact the decision to enter into new markets and scale.

Speaker:

Galen Welsch | Co-Founder, Jibu Water

Moderators:

Elaine Tinsley | Private Sector Specialist, World Bank; Co-Chair of the CoP Social Enterprise Working Group

09:00 am
November 23: Plenary 3

This session will present and discuss a paper on the principles, lessons and guidelines for scaling prepared for the Scaling Community of Practice by Richard Kohl and Johannes Linn as a basis for the possible adoption of a set of common scaling principles by the CoP. The session will end with a discussion of potential future cross-cutting knowledge work to be undertaken by the CoP.

Speakers:

Richard Kohl | Founder and Principal, Center for Large Scale Social Change LLC

Johannes Linn | Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Co-Founder, Scaling Up CoP

Santiago Levy | Former Vice President, IADB; Former Deputy Minister of Finance, Mexico

Ruth Simmons | Professor Emerita, University of Michigan

Charles Kabiswa | Programs Director, Ecological Christian Organization, Uganda

Jenny Perlman Robinson | Senior Fellow for Global Economic and Development, Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution; Co-Chair of the CoP Education Working Group

Moderators:

Larry Cooley | President Emeritus and Senior Advisor, Management Systems International, A Tetra Tech Company; Co-Founder, Scaling Up CoP and Co-Chair of the CoP Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group

Meet our Plenary Session Panelists
Plenary 1 - November 8
Larry Cooley
Larry Cooley
Johannes Linn
Johannes Linn
Richard Kohl
Richard Kohl
Liz Vance
Liz Vance
Lennart Woltering
Lennart Woltering
Jenny Perlman Robinson
Jenny Perlman Robinson
Laura Ghiron
Laura Ghiron
Plenary 2 - November 10
Johannes Linn
Johannes Linn
Larry Cooley
Larry Cooley
Rajani Ved
Rajani Ved
Noam Angrist
Noam Angrist
Robert McLean
Robert McLean
Elaine Tinsley
Elaine Tinsley
Gwyn Hainsworth
Gwyn Hainsworth
Plenary 3 - November 23
Richard Kohl
Richard Kohl
Johannes Linn
Johannes Linn
Santiago Levy
Santiago Levy
Ruth Simmons
Ruth Simmons
Charles Kabiswa
Charles Kabiswa
Jenny Perlman Robinson
Jenny Perlman Robinson
About the Community of Practice
Founded seven years ago by Larry Cooley and Johannes Linn, the Scaling Up Community of Practice (CoP) provides a platform for knowledge exchange among experts and practitioners on approaches to scaling up development interventions, for developing partnerships, and for championing the idea that scaling up development impact is critical for achieving global development aspirations. The CoP has more than 800 members from over 300 institutions, including bilateral and multilateral development organizations, operating NGOs, grant-making foundations, universities, and think tanks.

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