IGAD Center for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD) conducted a regional workshop on Domestication of the IGAD Animal Health Policy Framework in collaboration with AU-IBAR from March 7-8, 2013 in Kampala, Uganda.  The main objective of the workshop was to review the implementation status of the regional policy framework that was approved by Member States in December 2009, identify priority gaps and develop road map for domestication in Member States and thereby  improved disease control and intra and inter regional trade.


On the workshop, welcoming remarks were provided by Dr. Solomon Munyua, Coordinator, ICAPLD and Dr. James Wabacha, representing Director of the AU-IBAR. The opening remark was provided by Mr. Vicent Rubarema, Permanent Secretary on behalf of the Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Republic of Uganda.

The workshop participants were senior officers from Member States working in Animal Health and livestock trade, technical institutions such as AU-IBAR and FAO, development partners and East Africa Community (EAC). The workshop was financed by VET-GOV (EU) and SMP-AH (USAID) projects (AU-IBAR). The participants developed road map and recommendations that enable Member States to rollout the regional policy framework for enhanced trans-boundary disease control and livestock trade. Finally, the workshop was successfully completed.