Pierre M. LaRamée is a veteran NGO external affairs professional  

Reproductive Health • Development •  Population

Stan Bernstein has more than 30 years in a diverse range of capacities in academia and in the United Nations.  He has played many roles: teacher, author, evaluator, advocate and negotiator/listener.  Much of his work has been directly related to the production and advancement of, and awareness raising and resource mobilization for the implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action, the guiding intergovernmental agreement for the population and reproductive health community.  He has conducted analyses, written articles, synthesized and disseminated the work of others (including 10 years as primary researcher and writer of the State of World Population Report, the UNFPA flagship publication) and stimulated new policy and program syntheses (e.g., as sexual and reproductive health adviser to and author for the UN Millennium Project), and advanced population and reproductive health/family planning issues within intergovernmental and interagency (UN and bilateral) efforts.  He has helped organize teams addressing these various concerns.  Prior to joining the UN he was a researcher and teacher at the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan and consultant to USAID and UNFPA in various countries in Asia and Africa.

Immediately prior to co-founding Re:Generation Consulting, he contributed to the initial stages of the DFID-funded STEP UP project to develop an evidence base on interventions to prevent unintended pregnancies and provided inputs to the Global Survey of the now-in-process Operational Review of the ICPD Program of Action.  Just prior to leaving UNFPA in 2010 he co-managed the ICPD at 15 Review Process, and participated in the drafting of several joint agency publications on progress in development, particularly health, during the 2010 High Level Review of progress towards the Millennium Development Goals.  Stan has written most frequently on cost and expenditure issues, program monitoring and evaluation needs and systems, causes and consequences of unmet need for contraceptive services, gender and development issues and health system strengthening.  He early developed and subsequently contributed substantive guidance to the further development of software for forecasting, targeting and priority setting for health system interventions.  His range of experience helps him provide informed and novel perspectives for policy dialog.  His wide network of contacts allows him to provide access to diverse expertise and information and thereby promote productivity. 

Pierre M. LaRamée has more than 30 years experience in NGO programming and administration with overlapping expertise in academic research, policy analysis/advocacy, strategic communications, publishing and resource development.  Prior to co-founding Re:Generation Consulting, he oversaw communications, media, and fundraising activities while directing extensive international advocacy initiatives focusing on ICPD and the MDGs as well as emerging cutting-edge advocacy programs in Latin America/Caribbean (LAC) for the International Planned Parenthood Federation - Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR).  He helped develop advocacy strategies across Central America, in collaboration with the LAC Division of the United Nations Population Fund and Ipas, to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations to advocate for the implementation of comprehensive models for gender based violence prevention and care. He also directed extensive advocacy work across Mesoamerica and in the Andean region in the area of comprehensive sexuality education building on an LAC region-wide Ministerial Declaration.  

In his non-profit career, Dr. LaRamée has also developed strong geographical expertise on LAC political and social issues and last published an analysis of USAID’s policy of LAC-wide “graduation” from US population funding.  He was recently recruited to direct Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC), and served as ED for two years before returning Re:Generation. Pierre came to IPPF/WHR in 2004 from the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, a Latino civil rights organization, where he served as Director of Development and Executive Vice President.  He previously served as Executive Director of the North American Congress on Latin America, a research and publishing organization specializing in US-Latin American Relations, and as Assistant Professor of Sociology and Latin American Studies at St. Lawrence University.  He is fluent in French and Spanish and has authored and co-authored numerous articles, book chapters, and reviews.  Dr. LaRamée holds an MA in Political Science from McGill University and a PhD in the Sociology of International Development from Cornell University.

Stan Bernstein is a veteran UN population and development officer  

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