The 6th Annual Workshop of the Global Community of Practice on Scaling Development Outcomes (CoP) will be taking place as a series of twelve virtual sessions spread over the two-and-a-half-week period from November 8 through November 23rd.

The program of events includes 3 plenary sessions focusing on cross-cutting issues and a total of 9 sessions on sectoral and thematic perspectives on scaling organized by each of the CoP’s nine sectoral and thematic Working Groups.  With one exception, all sessions will begin at 9am ET and sessions will last for 75 to 120 minutes, depending on the session.

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.  You will need to register separately for each event you plan to attend. Eventbrite will issue a “ticket” for each session you register for and will allow you to download the computer link you will need to access the session.  The one exception is the Agriculture and Rural Development session which is being held in conjunction with Purdue University and requires a separate registration process.

If you have any trouble at all registering, contact Natalie Colangelo at Natalie.Colangelo@msi-inc.com and she will be glad to help.  If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to Larry Cooley at lcooley@msi-inc.com or Johannes Linn at jlinn@brookings.edu.

The program of events for the Workshop is as follows.  Please note that some of these dates and times are adjusted from those included in the earlier save the date announcement.

2021 Annual CoP Workshop

The Scaling Up Community of Practice is excited to invite you to its 6th Annual Workshop.

This year’s Workshop will consist of 12 sessions, which are detailed in the below tabs. Be sure to follow the registration link for each session you’d like to attend to RSVP.

Scaling & Systems Change

Join us for our first Plenary session of the 2021 Workshop to discuss the CoP learning agenda and the relationship between Scaling & Systems Change. The CoP’s 2020 Annual Workshop highlighted the relationship between scaling and systems change as an issue needing to be explored further.  In this first plenary we 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 at Management Systems International, Co-Founder of the Scaling Up CoP

Johannes Linn, Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution, Co-Founder of the Scaling Up CoP

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

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

Lennart Woltering, Scaling Catalyst at CIMMYT

Jenny Perlman Robinson, Senior Fellow for Global Economic and Development in the Center for Universal Education at Brookings Institution

Laura Ghiron, President of Partners in Expanding Health Quality and Access, Member, ExpandNet Secretariat, Co-Chair of the CoP’s Health Technical Working Group

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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.

Speakers:

Rene Espinosa, President of the Mexican Aerospace Federation and Plant Manager at Metal Finishing in Chihuahua Mexico

Moderators:

Liz Vance, Program Director, Systems Change for Workforce Development at IYF, Co-Chair of the Youth Employment Working Group

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Mainstreaming scaling in governments and donors

Please join us for Plenary #2 in this year’s Annual 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 at the Brookings Institution, Co-Chair of the Scaling CoP

Larry Cooley, President Emeritus at MSI, Co-Chair of the Scaling CoP and Co-Chair of the CoP Monitoring & Evaluation Working Group

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

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

Robert McLean, Senior Program Specialist at IDRC

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

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

Moderators:

Laura Ghiron, President of Partners in Expanding Health Quality and Access, Member, ExpandNet Secretariat, Co-Chair of the CoP’s Health Technical Working Group

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

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Fragile States Working Group Session

The session will focus on scaling social protection/safety nets in fragile contexts, with a focus on Ethiopia.   We will explore how scaling frameworks and methods can help address the challenges of implementing and sustaining large-scale social safety nets in hard places, as well as determining what the widespread delivery of safety nets in fragile contexts can tell us about the dynamics and drivers of scaling in these places.

Speakers:

Ugo Gentilini, Global Lead on Social Protection, World Bank

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

Pallavi Roy, Senior Lecturer in International Economics, CISD, SOAS University of London, Research Director, Anti-Corruption Evidence Research Partnership Consortium

Moderators

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

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

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Health Technical Working Group Session

The Health Technical 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 considerable participation of attendees.

Speakers:

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

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

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

Moderators:

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

Introduction:

Laura Ghiron, President of Partners in Expanding Health Quality and Access, Member, ExpandNet Secretariat, Co-Chair of the CoP’s Health Technical Working Group

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Understanding scaling and systems change in the context of food systems transformation

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 has 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, Co-Founder, Scaling Community of Practice, and Founder/President Emeritus, MSI

Susan Chomba, Director of Vital Landscapes, World Resources Institute/Africa and 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 at Center for Strategic and International Studies, Co-Chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Working Group

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

This session served as the first in a series of three events focused on innovations in scaling, part of the Global Agriculture Innovation Forum. Register to join us for the final session in the series on Tuesday, December 7th at 9 AM ET. The Forum is jointly sponsored by Purdue University’s International Programs in Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service.

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Implication of CoP 26 for the Accelerated Scaling of Climate Change Solutions

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 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 at the London School of Economics

Yannick Glemarec, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund

Moderators:

Amar Bhattacharya, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute and Co-Chair of the CoP’s Climate Change Working Group

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

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Where is the anaemia target for young children? The missing WHA nutrition target: Perspectives on home fortification for children under five

Join us for an event hosted by the Home Fortification Technical Advisory Group – co-chaired by Nutrition International and UNICEF – that will dive into why it’s imperative for planners, speakers and donors at the Nutrition for Growth Summit to call for the World Health Assembly to set anaemia targets for infants and young children and promote investment in evidence[1]based interventions to improve the iron status of young children. This event includes valuable participation from the Nutrition Scaling Working Group.

Speakers:

Dylan Walters, Project Director at Nutrition International, Co-Chair of the CoP’s Nutrition Working Group

Moderators:
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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:

Hebah Foda, Scaling and Learning Manager, Ahlan Simsim Early childhood development program Jordan

Jonathan Stern, Ph.D., Senior Research and Evaluation Specialist, International Education, RTI International

Molly Curtiss Wyss, Project Manager and Senior Research Analyst, Center for Universal Education, The Brookings Institution

Masooda Bano, Principal Investigator for the Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) and Professor of Development Studies at the University of  Oxford Department of International Development

Moderators:

Gaëlle Simon, Technical Director at Management Systems International, Co-Chair of the Education Working Group

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

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Monitoring & Evaluation Working Group Session

The session organized by the M&W Working Group 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 at MSI, Co-Chair of the Scaling CoP and Co-Chair of the CoP Monitoring & Evaluation Working Group

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

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

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Scaling through Social Franchising: Lessons Learnt from Jibu Water

Social franchising offers the chance to scale through the guided growth and development of local entrepreneurs. This session will take a look at Jibu’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 impacts the decision to enter into new markets and scale.

Speaker:

Galen Welsch, Co-Founder at Jibu

Sabrina Habib, CEO and Co-Founder at Kidogo

Moderators:

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

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Principles, lessons, and guidelines for successful and sustainable scaling

This session will present and discuss a paper on the principles, lessons and guidelines for scaling prepared for the Scaling Community of Practice by R. Kohl and J. 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, Strategy and Scale Consultant

Johannes Linn, Nonresident Fellow at Brookings, Co-Chair of the Scaling CoP

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

Ruth Simmons, Professor Emerita at University of Michigan

Charles Kabiswa, Programs Director at Ecological Christian Organization, Uganda

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

Moderators:

Larry Cooley, President Emeritus at MSI, Co-Chair of the Scaling CoP

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