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REINFORCING VETERINARY GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA PROGRAMME

22nd - 23rd July 2015

Port Louis, Mauritius

FINAL COMMUNIQUE

The sixth VET-GOV Programme Steering Committee (PSC) Meeting was held at the SOFITEL Mauritius Imperial Resort in Port Louis, Mauritius, on 22nd and 23rd July 2015. It was attended by the Steering Committee Members and other participants from AU-IBAR, OIE, FAO, EISMV, EAFF, Midzi agricultural Development Services Pty Ltd, BRENTEC VACCINES, RECs (COMESA, EAC, ECCAS, IGAD and SADC) and representatives from countries such as Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius,  and Zambia, (List of participants: Annex 1):

The meeting was officially opened by Honourable Mahen Kumar Seeruttun, Minister of Agro Industry and Food Security, Republic of Mauritius, following remarks from Dr. Janet Edeme, Head of Rural Economy Division on behalf of the Commissioner of DREA, Dr. Baboucarr Jaw, representing the Director AU-IBAR, Mr. David Mwangi Njuru, representing the EC; Prof. Cheikh Ly representing the FAO and Dr. Karim Tounkara representing the OIE.

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CODEX Alimentarius Commission (CAC) is one of the standard setting organizations that work to protect the health of the consumers and ensuring fair practices in the food trade. IGAD has been granted an observer status in CAC since July 2011 and was represented on the above meeting by Drs. Solomon Munyua and Ameha Sebsibe, ICPALD.

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ICPALD/IGAD and AUIBAR jointly organized steering committees’ meeting on  Improving Animal Disease Surveillance in Support of Livestock Trade (STSD project ) on June 26, 2015 in Addis Ababa to review the project progress including technical and financial reports, work plans and budgets and provide guidance to strengthen coordination and information sharing with complementary interventions in the region.

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Naivasha, Kenya; June 12-13, 2015 - ICPALD/IGAD and AUIBAR jointly organized the above regional meeting with the main objectives of creating further awareness to the relevant Ministries and Stakeholders on the RAHPF, to share and discuss on the outputs and recommendations of the previous meeting on domestication of the framework and record further achievements and challenges, update on status of ongoing national and regional animal health related projects /program/initiatives and to develop a road map and identify strategies to effectively roll-out the RAHPF in member states.

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In recognition of the challenges in data collection IGAD/ICPALD has adopted the Animal Resources Information System (ARIS2), developed by the African Union – InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR), as a tool for enhancing the capacities to collect, collate, analyze animal resources data and share livestock information in a timely manner. In line with, ICPALD in collaboration with AUIBAR (SMP-AH project) organized a technical back-stopping workshop for ARIS II Administrators from the region with the main objectives of status of ARIS II functioning and operations in respective countries, understanding the status of animal health data collection networks  within countries and their challenges, to discuss and agree on the mechanism by which countries can directly send data to ICPALD, modalities for livestock information sharing between ICPALD and Countries and establishing a network for ARIS practitioners under the umbrella of ICPALD.

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