The welcoming remarks were made by Dr. Solomon Muchina Munyua, ICPALD Ag. Director and Dr. Samuel Wakhusama, on behalf of the AU-IBAR Director while opening remark was made by Dr. Kamal Tag El sir El Sheikh, Under Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rangelands, Sudan. A total of 34 participants, drawn from the federal Ministry and States of Kordofan, West Darfur, East Darfur, Swakin Quarantine, Representatives of pastoral communities, University and the private sector.
The participants were also divided into four working groups and discussed the following critical issues, among others that will help in follow up planning on LITS: Methods, Uses and Management of a LITS in Sudan; list of prioritized issues considered important in the planning, design and implementation of LITS and Veterinary personnel capacity building needs for establishing LITS in Sudan.
Finally, the workshop came up with a number of recommendations and way forward, which includes compilation of the final Sudan LITS report that will feed into the regional LITS guidelines currently under development. The IGAD/ICPALD and AU-IBAR are appreciative and grateful to the European Union (EU) for having financed this event under STSD funding.