DONALD DAVID ROBADUE, JR., Ph.D.
Associate Coastal Resources Manager
TEL: (401) 874-6224 FAX: (401) 874-6920
Ph.D., Information Science. University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, New York, 2012.
Advanced Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
of Community Planning,
of Arts in Sociology,
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY: (Coastal
Senior planner, Sustainable Coastal Communities
and Ecosystems Program. USAID funded global partnership. Co-author and trainer for international publication:
"Adapting to Coastal Climate Change: A Guidebook for Development Planning",
with events conducted in
Adjunct FacultyMember. 2014. Department of Marine Affairs, College of the Environment and Life Science, University of Rhode Island.
Program Manager, Integrated Fisheries and Coastal Governance Project, Ghana (Hen Mpoano) (2010 to present) USAID Ghana. Advise on climate change adaptation and coastal hazards planning, land and shore use planning, capacity building in coastal management, and GIS for local and regional planning. Develop annual work plan and progress reporting, supervise technical assistance and major sub-contractors, oversee in-country director, staff and partners.
Senior planner, Tanzania Coastal Management Partnership. (2005 to present) USAID-Tanzania. Presently serve as advisor
on GIS development, mariculture siting, climate change adaptation at the
village level, and special area planning for coastal lagoons. Program Manager,
Tanzania Water and Development Alliance, an award-winning Global Development
Alliance between USAID and the Coca-Cola Company focusing on improving local
community livelihoods and strengthening capacity for implementing
Lead trainer, Summer Institute in Coastal
Resources Management (1991 to
Present) Coastal Resources Center financially self-supporting courses for U.S.
and international participants including most recently “Coastal Adaptation to
Climate Change, June 7-25, 2010, usually 3-4 week intensive course, manage
multi-day modules and lead sessions, applying adult learning methodologies.
Designed and co-led international training courses taught in Spanish and held
Senior advisor, Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Program. (1975 to Present) Assist in preparing the
Investigator, Sustainable Development Practices in Priority Coastal Environments of
the Gulf of California : (2002-2007)
Senior advisor, Conserving Critical Coastal Ecosystems in
Mexico. (1995 to 2003) USAID
Program manager, Ecuador Coastal Resource Management Project. (1986 to 2000) U.S Agency for International Development and the Interamerican Development Bank. Senior planner and co- manager along with Ecuadorian counterpart for $3 million USAID funded effort over eight years which in turn leveraged a $15 million low-interest loan as one of the first coastal management projects of the Inter-American Development Bank.
Agbogah, K., Robadue, D., Kankum, S. 2014. The Integrated Coastal and Fisheries Governance (ICFG) Program for the Western Region of Ghana, Year 4 Final Report, 2014. September 4, 2009 to January 13, 2014. Narragansett, RI: Coastal Resources Center, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island. PW016. 75 pp.
Robadue, D., Robadue, C., Rubinoff, P., Stevens, H. 2014. From Vulnerability Assessment to Adaptation SUCCESS. YouTube Video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oU2bXWNj5bs Length: 9:55
Ruddock K, August PV, Damon C, LaBash C, Rubinoff P, Robadue, D. 2013. Conservation in the Context of Climate Change: Practical Guidelines for Land Protection at Local Scales. PLoS ONE 8(11): e80874. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0080874
Rubinoff, P., Riccitelli, J., Collins, C., Robadue, D., August, P., Damon, C., Ruddock, K., Chaffee, C., Ryan, A., Horton-Hall, E., Rubin, C. 2013. Building Capacity To Adapt To Climate Change Through Local Conservation Efforts: A South Kingstown Land Trust Pilot Project. Narragansett, RI: Coastal Resources Center, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island.
Kankam, S., Robadue D. 2013. Model Bye-laws for Coastal Management in Ghana: Experiences from Shama District, Western Region. Integrated Coastal and Fisheries Governance Initiative (ICFG) for the Western Region of Ghana. Narragansett, RI: Coastal Resources Center, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, and Friends of the Nation. 29 pp
Coastal Resources Center. 2013. A Proposal for a Fresh Approach to Coastal Governance in Ghana’s Western Region. Contributors: Stephen B. Olsen, Kofi Agbogah, Stephen Kankam, Kofie Agama, Donald Robadue, Christopher Cripps and Glenn Page. Narragansett, RI: Coastal Resources Center, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
Adupong, R., Fenn. M., Inkoom, J., Kankam, S., Robadue, D.,Stevens, H., Yamoah, K. 2013. Adaptive Capacity for Resilient Coastal Communities: Climate Change and Natural Hazards Issues in Coastal Districts of Ghana’s Western Region. Narragansett: Coastal Resources Center, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island. 70 pp.
Torell, E., Redding, C., Blaney, C., Hernandez, E., Sison, O., Dyegula, J., Robadue, D. 2012. Population, health, and environment situational analysis for the Saadani National Park Area, Tanzania. Ocean & Coastal Management,Volume 66, September 2012, Pages 1–11.
Robadue, D. 2012. Modeling for Policy Change: A Feedback Perspective on Improving the Effectiveness of Coastal and Marine Management. Ph. D. dissertation submitted to the Department of Informatics, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, New York.
Mkama, W., A. Mposo, M. Mselemu, J. Tobey, P. Kajubili, D. Robadue, J. Daffa, 2011, Fisheries Value Chain Analysis, Bagamoyo District, Tanzania, Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI USA
Robadue, D., Torell, E. 2011. Embracing Policy Dynamics in The Design And Monitoring Of Development Assistance: The Tanzania Coastal Management Partnership. Presented to the 2011 Fall Research Conference, Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management, Seeking Solutions to Complex Policy and Management Problems, November 5, 2011, Washington, D.C.
Robadue, D., Gladding, E., Torell, E., Bruce, L., Edmond, J. 2011. Supporting Networks Of Practice Fostering The Population- Health - Environment (PHE) Approach In Coastal Areas. Presented to Coastal Zone 2011, July 17-21, 2011, Chicago, Illinois.
Tobey, J., H. Meena, M. Lugenja, J. Mahenge, W. Mkama and D. Robadue, 2011, Village Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning: Mlingotini and Kitonga, Bagamoyo District, Tanzania, Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI USA, 20 pp.
Robadue, D., Robadue, C., Rubinoff, P., Stevens, H. and Fenn, M. 2012. Climate Change Adaptation for the Coastal Communities of Ghana’s Western Region. YouTube Video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwImELD3gHc length: 4:42
Robadue, D., Robadue, C., Rubinoff, P., Tobey, J., and Mahenge, J. 2011. Climate Change Adaptation for Tanzania’s Coastal Villages. YouTube Video. http://youtu.be/rLMin-WamN0 length: 10:32
Torell,E., Robadue, D. 2011. Introduction to livelihoods and PHE. Overview Article of theme issue on Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) and livelihoods., BALANCED Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 2.
Robadue, D., E. Gladding, J. Edmond, E, Torell. 2011.
Practice, Harvest and Exchange: Exploring and Mapping the Global Population,
Health, Environment (PHE) Network of Practice. Coastal
Robadue, D. 2010. Concerted Action for Successful
Coastal Communities in
Robadue, D. 2010. How Can We Help Developing Coastal
Countries Improve the Chances for Success in Adapting to Climate Change? The Coastal Society 22nd
Torell, E., Tobey, J., Mahenge, J., Mkama, W., Robadue, D. 2010. Climate change along the North Coast of Tanzania: Community-Based Adaptation Planning with a Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Lens. BALANCED Newsletter, Vol. 1 No. 2.
McCann, J., Becker,
Tobey, J., Pamela Rubinoff, Donald Robadue, Jr., Glen Ricci, Richard Volk, John Furlow And Glen Anderson. 2010. Practicing Coastal Adaptation to Climate Change: Lessons from Integrated Coastal Management. Coastal Management Volume 38, Issue 3, 317-335. DOI: 10.1080/089207
Robadue, D., Bowen, R., Caille, G., Paez, D., Mmochi, A. 2010. How Digital Is What Divides Us? Global networks of practice for coastal management. Coastal Management Journal. 38:3 291-316.
Robadue, D., Bowen, R. 2010. How Digital Is What Divides Us? The Role Of
Information And Communication Technology (ICT) In Support Of Regional Networks
Of Leaders Working Toward Sustainable Coastal Communities And Ecosystems.
Presentation and abstract, Coastal Zone 2009, July 21-24, 2009.
Robadue, D., Becker, A., Bannon, R., Wilson, A. 2009.
Rhode Island Ports Inventory. GIS Data Base and Report to Office of Statewide
Tobey, J., P.
Rubinoff, D. Robadue, G. Ricci, G. Anderson, J. Furlow, R. Volk,
L. Squillante, 2009. Adapting to Coastal Climate Change: A Guidebook for
Development Planners, Coastal
Robadue, D.,Tobey, J., Mandari, A., Daffa, J. 2009.
Water, people and nature in a Tanzanian coastal watershed: fostering ecosystem
and social ties that build, not bind. Presentation and abstract, Coastal Zone
2009, July 21-24, 2009.
Robadue, D., J. Tobey, and A. Mandari. 2009. Improving
Local Community Livelihoods and Sustainable Water Management, Coastal
Robadue, D., Becker, A., Bannon, R., Wilson, A. 2009.
Understanding the Future of Rhode Island's Ports and
Robadue, D., M. Epps. 2009. Can climate change
adaptation be mainstreamed?, Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation Strategies
and Actions for Coastal Areas, held at the World Ocean Conference, Manado,
Indonesia. May 11, 2009 Coastal
Robadue, D., J. Tobey, S. Nundwe, B. Kalangahe, F. Sobo.
2009. Decentralized Minor Permitting Procedure for Pond Mariculture, Coastal
José A., Sosa-Nishizaki Oscar, Vaca Rodriguez Juan G., del Moral Simanek Raul,
Costa-Pierce Barry A., Yarish Charles, Guzman-Calderon Jose Manuel, Chong- Robles
Jennyfers, Leyva-Garcia Ivan Abiut, Robadue
Don, Heupel Eric. 2008. A marine science
assessment of capture-based tuna (Thunnus orientalis) aquaculture in the
Robadue, D. (2007) Environmental Security and Integrated Water and Coastal Resources Management: a Multi-faceted Challenge Requiring a Systematic Approach. Basins&Coasts, Volume 1, Issue 2. Online E-Journal. http://www.imcafs.org/coastsheds/index.php
Robadue, D. 2007. Perspectives on Environmental Security and Peacemaking: Pathways and Pointers from the Woodrow Wilson Institute’s Environmental Change and Security Program. Basins&Coasts, Volume 1, Issue 2. Online E-Journal. http://www.imcafs.org/coastsheds/index.php
Robadue, D., and R. del Moral Simanek. 2007. A system dynamics perspective on
a global fishing enterprise: The case of tuna ranching in
McCann, J., Fugate, G. 2007. The MetroBay Special Area Management Plan: A
Donald D., and Virginia Lee. 2006.
Coastal Resources Management and Special
Area Management Plans. Presented to
“Charting a New Course: Shaping
Solutions for the Coast”. The Coastal Society. The 20th International Conference.
May 14-17, 2006, St. Pete Beach,
Donald D., Virginia Lee, Stephen
Olsen, Pam Rubinoff, Kip Bergstrom, Grover Fugate, Jeff Willis, Kelly Mahoney,
Ken Payne. 2006. Strengthening The
Governance Framework For Special Area
Coastal Resources Management Council, 2006. The Marine Resources Development Plan. Lead author: Don Robadue. Available at http://www.crmc.ri.gov/projects/mrdp/MRDP_Final_Jan10.pdf
Robadue, D. 2005. Tanzania Coastal Management Partnership Phase 3 Program Assessment May 2003 to September 2005. Narragansett: Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island
Robadue, D. 2005. Understanding The Dynamics Of Coastal
Resources Management: Exploring Past Experience And Moving Toward An Ecosystem
Management Approach. Proceedings of the
2005 International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, July 17-21
Cepeda, M.F., Robadue, D. 2005. Análisis de gobernanza en torno a los impactos derivados de cambios en flujos de agua dulce a Laguna de Términos. Mérida, Yucatan, México: Pronatura Peninsula de Yucatan, A. C.
Olsen, S.B., Robadue, D., Oczkowski, A., Calderon, R., Bach, L., & Cepeda, M.F. 2005. Level one site profile: Laguna de Términos and its watershed, Mexico. Narragansett, RI: Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island
Bach, L., Calderon, R., Cepeda, M. F., Oczkowski, A., Olsen, S.B., Robadue, D . 2005. Resumen del Perfil de Primer Nivel del Sitio Laguna de Términos y su Cuenca, México Narragansett, RI: Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island
Thaman, B., Robadue, D. and Ricci, G. 2005. Strengthening a Nested System of Coastal Management in Fiji: Progress and Lessons Learned Towards Integrated Coastal Management on the Coral Coast and Implications for National Policy. Joint Project between Government of Fiji, IAS (USP) and CRC (University of Rhode Island. IAS Environmental Studies Report No. 162, 53p.
, Robadue, D., Toscano-Alatorre. A.
2004. Strategies for Conservation and Development in
Robadue, D. Calderon, R, Oczkowski, A., Bach, L. Cepeda, M. 2004. Characterization of the Region of the Laguna de Términos Campeche, Mexico Level One Profile, Fresh Water Inflow to Estuaries Project .The Nature Conservancy and the University of Rhode Island
Robadue, D., P. Rubinoff. 2004. Testing and refining marina siting guidelines in two sites in Mexico. Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island. 8 pp.
Robadue, D., Hale, L., Seville, D. 2004. A World Of Learning In Coastal Management: Crafting Nested Governance Systems In A Changing World. Presented to The Coastal Society Nineteenth International Conference, Newport, Rhode Island May 23-26, 2004.
Robadue, D., Hale, L., Seville, D. 2003. Always Build a Better Nest: Strategies
from the Field For Sustaining Local Success And Extending The Reach Of Coastal
Management Initiatives. In: Crafting Coastal Governance in a Changing
World. CRC/USAID Coastal Resources
Robadue, D. and P. Rubinoff. 2003. Conserving critical coastal ecosystems in
Robadue, D, and P. Rubinoff. 2003. Capacity building and
Strategic Innovation: Conserving
Critical Coastal Ecosystems in
Robadue, D. 2003. Gender Equity – A
Vital Dimension to Coastal Management Success.
Presented to Coastal Zone 2003,
the Conservation and Development of
Thaman, B., Aalbersberg, B., Robadue, D. and Hale, L. Sustainable Coastal Resources Management for Fiji. A Background Paper prepared for the Fiji National Workshop on Integrated Coastal Management: April 9-11, 2002. IAS Environmental Studies Report No. 109, USP, 46p.
Robadue, D and L. Hale. 2002. International
Experience in Integrated Coastal Resources Management. Presented to the
Haws, M. Ochoa, E., Robadue, D., Rubinoff, P., Tobey, J., Villalba, A. 2001. Good Management Practices For Sustainable Shrimp Production In Coastal Habitats Project Findings and Recommendations for a Phase II Work Program.
Robadue, D. 2000. Selected publications on coastal management. A collection of publicly available literature in English on Compact Disc. First edition prepared for the 2000 Summer Institute on Coastal Management, May, 2000. (Also, a collection of publicly available literature in Spanish on Compact Disc. First edition, June 1999). Narragansett, R.I.: Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island.
Kerr, M. and Robadue. D. 1999. The watershed approach for Rhode Island. Draft proposal prepared for the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.
Robadue, D. 1999. Charting a course through the stormy world of coastal program implementation. Intercoast Network Newsletter 33, Focus on implementation and compliance. Theme advisor. Narragansett R.I., Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island.
Creel, J.B., Sántos, C.L., McCann, J., Molina, C., Carranza, J., Rubinoff, P., Goddard, T., Robadue, D. and L. Hale. 1998. Participatory coastal and marine management in Quintana Roo, Mexico, paper presented at International Tropical Marine Ecosystems Management Symposium, Townsville, Australia, Nov. 23-26.
Robadue, D. 1997. Balancing the needs
of coastal communities: shrimp mariculture industry and mangrove conservation,
Olsen, S., Tobey J., Robadue D., and Ochoa E. 1996. Coastal Management in Latin America and the
Robadue, D. editor and translator.
1995. Eight Years in
Boothroyd, J., H.
Ayon, D. Robadue, J. Vasconez, R.
Noboa. 1994. Shoreline characteristics and management
recommendations for the coast of
Twilley, R. , A.
Bodero and D. Robadue. 1993.
Mangrove ecosystem biodiversity and conservation in
Robadue, D. and L. Arriaga. 1993.
Policies and programs toward sustainable coastal development in
Twilley, R. , A.
Bodero and D. Robadue. 1993.
Mangrove ecosystem biodiversity and conservation in
Imperial, M., T. Hennessey and D. Robadue. 1993. The evolution of adaptive management for estuarine ecosystems the National Estuary Program and its precursors. Ocean and Coastal Management. Volume 20, pp. 147-180.
Olsen, S. D. Robadue and L. Arriaga. 1993.
"Atacames Special Area Management Plan: Atacames-Sua Muisne."
Technical Report #2077. Coastal
Imperial, M., D. Robadue, and T. Hennessey. 1992. An evolutionary perspective on the development and assessment of the National Estuary Program. Coastal Management. Volume 20, pp.311-341.
Ecuador Coastal Resources Management Program Technical team: 1992. Special area management plans for the coastal areas of:
Bahia de Caraquez-San
Machala-Puerto Bolivar-Jambeli, El Oro Province. 77 pps. (Spanish)
Needham, Brian and Donald Robadue. 1990. Historical Review of Water Quality Management and Pollution Abatement in Narragansett Bay. Coastal Resources Center. (NBP 90-45).
Robadue, D. 1990. Special area
management as a basic method for planning and guiding the development of
Perez, E. and D. Robadue. 1989. Institutional aspects
of shrimp mariculture in
Hennessey, T. and Robadue, D.D. 1987. A comparison of the governance of Narragansett and San Francisco bays: The role of adaptive implementation. In: Proceedings of the Tenth National Conference, Estuarine and Coastal Management, Tools of the Trade. New Orleans, LA, 12-15 Oct. 1986. Lynch, M.P. and McDonald, K.L. (ed.). Vol. 1, pp. 73-86.
Hennessey, T. and D. Robadue, Jr. 1986. Lessons from the experiment in estuary governance: establishing evaluative criteria. Proceedings of Oceans ’87, “The International Workplace,” Volume 5: Coastal and Estuarine Pollution. RIU-R-86-011.
Robadue, D. Jr., and T. Hennessey. 1986. A comparative framework for understanding estuary governance: theory and examples. “Coastal Zone ’87,” Proceedings. RIU-R-86-007.
Robadue, D. Jr., and T. Hennessey. 1986. A comparison of the governance of Narragansett and San Francisco bays. The role of adaptive implementation. “Tenth National Conference of the Coastal Society” Proceedings. Estuarine Management: Tools of the Trade. RIU-R-86-006.
Robadue, D. Jr. and T. Hennessey. 1986. The governance of Narragansett Bay: a lively experiment. “Narragansett Bay Symposium” Proceedings. RIU-R-96-008.
Robadue, D., T. Hennessey and D. Kaiser. 1986. Adaptive Implementation and Coastal Ecosystem Management: The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council, 1971-1986. Presented to the American Political Science Association, November, 1986.
Robadue, D. 1983. Providence Harbor: A Special Area Management Plan. Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council, Narragansett, RI.
Robadue, D., R. McKillop, D. Molzan. 1982. The Port Industry in Providence Harbor. Coastal Resources Center. 60 pp.
Olsen, Stephen, Donald D. Robadue, Jr., and Virginia Lee. 1980. An Interpretive Atlas of Narragansett Bay. Coastal Resources Center. URI Marine Bulletin 40.
Robadue, Donald, and Virginia Lee. 1980. Upper Narragansett Bay: An Urban Estuary in Transition. Coastal Resources Center. URI Marine Technical Report 79.
Robadue, D, and V. Tippie. 1980. Public Involvement in Offshore Oil Development: Lessons from New England. Coastal Zone Management Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2-3-4. Crane, Russak & Co.
Robadue, D. 1979. Energy Use and Facility Siting in Rhode Island. Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island. Marine Technical Report 74. Narragansett, R.I.
Tippie, V. and D. Robadue. 1978. Environmental Planning for Offshore Oil and Gas. Volume V: Regional Status Reports. Part 1: New England. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. FWS/OBS-77/16.1. March 1978.
Coastal Resources Center. 1977. The Redevelopment of Quonset Point/Davisville: An Environmental Assessment. Prepared for the Rhode Island Department of Economic Development.
AREAS OF TECHNICAL EXPERTISE:
Coastal Resources Management Planning and Policy, Information Systems Science, Policy and Systems Modeling, Training, Special Area Management
GEOGRAPHIC INTERNATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE:
Central America, Ecuador, Fiji, Ghana, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish