TNRC Event Integrating social norms and behavior change approaches to target natural resource corruption

Image representing TNRC's four focus areas: wildlife, fisheries, forests, and finance

Targeting Natural Resource Corruption

Harnessing knowledge, generating evidence, and supporting innovative policy and practice for more effective anti-corruption programming

TNRC Learning Series
Anti-corruption insights for conservation and natural resource management

Integrating social norms and behavior change approaches to target natural resource corruption

September 12, 2023

9:00am - 10:00am Washington, DC
2:00pm - 3:00pm Cambridge, UK
4:00pm - 5:00pm Nairobi, Kenya
8:00pm - 9:00pm Bangkok, Thailand

Remote Only

Watch the Recording

About the event

This webinar shares learning from a series of forthcoming tools and examples for adopting social norm and behavior change (SNBC) approaches to address natural resource corruption. Panelists will discuss how behavioral science can help us to better understand what works and what does not work for changing corrupt and criminal behaviors. They will specifically explore how behavioral science concepts can be applied to anti-corruption projects that address challenges in fisheries, law enforcement, and community-based natural resource management.

Learning questions

1. How is an SNBC approach different from other conventional interventions and what are its relative advantages?
2. Which forms of corruption and associated crimes that impact conservation outcomes can SNBC approaches address, and how?
3. How does adopting an SNBC lens help practitioners to view and address corruption challenges differently?

About the speakers

Headshot of Gayle Burgess

Gayle Burgess, Behavior Change Programme Leader, TRAFFIC (Moderator)
Gayle Burgess is a behavioral change expert with 20+ years’ experience across sustainable development and biodiversity conservation themes. She is based at TRAFFIC where she leads a portfolio of work using social and behavioral change communications to combat illegal wildlife trade / promote more sustainable wildlife trade.

Headshot of Claudia Baez Camargo

Claudia Baez Camargo, Head of Public Governance, Basel Institute on Governance (Presenter)
Dr. Claudia Baez Camargo's work brings together academic research and technical assistance with the goal of promoting anti-corruption approaches that are context-sensitive and address relevant drivers of corruption. Among other areas, she has conducted extensive research on how behavioral factors, such as those associated with social norms and mental models, can impact anti-corruption outcomes. At the Basel Institute on Governance, Dr. Baez Camargo is responsible for the development, oversight and management of the Institute’s research activities in the areas of public and global governance. Dr. Baez Camargo also works with a broad range of interested stakeholders on consultancy projects aimed at developing context-sensitive strategies to prevent corruption in the public sector.

Headshot of Rohit Singh

Rohit Singh, Director Protected and Conserved Areas Management and Governance, World Wildlife Fund (Presenter)
Rohit Singh has been with WWF for 14 years and brings his considerable experience, enthusiasm and insights into his position as Director of Wildlife Enforcment and Zero Poaching. Rohit has been instrumental in driving forward the agenda to professionalize the ranger workforce. Rohit is also the Chair and main contact for the Ranger Federation of Asia.

Image attribution: © / Jen Guyton / WWF; © Brian J. Skerry / National Geographic Stock / WWF; © Georgina Goodwin / Shoot The Earth / WWF-UK; © Hkun Lat / WWF-Aus