The objective of the Stakeholder's Stocktaking meeting is to identify gaps along these selected regional value chains, inventorise the existing efforts and recommend the critical areas of intervention for catalytic effects for a coherent, accelerated and expanded impact.
Mr. Mwangi made a few comments are worth mentioning during the opening ceremony. The need for the Regional Livestock Value Chains to: include the Principle of Inclusivity and target support to women, youth and small scale producers); consider the Theory of change in regional/national concepts; The RECs choices need to be given high preference if our stocktaking will be viable and sustainable; to identify the gaps and improve the regional trade among the African countries as this would offer very good opportunities among the member states; the need for Public Private Partnerships to be well profiled in the concepts.
In his opening remarks, Prof. Ahmed Elsawalhy noted: ''In support of animal resources development and trade AU-IBAR with financial support of the European Union (EU) is implementing a programme, Sustainable Development of Livestock for Livelihoods (Live2Africa) to provide the catalyst needed to ensure that the livestock sector becomes one of the most important contributors to the African common market through the development of regional livestock values chains which will harness regional complementarities and economy of scale. This stocktaking exercise is one of the important first steps in achieving this objective.''
The Stakeholders Stocktaking Exercise has drawn 240 participants drawn from both public and private sectors; 49 AU Member States; Representatives from Regional Economic communities; Representatives from International and regional organisations working on animal resources development; Livestock development experts and; Staff from Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the Africa Union Commission.
In support of animal resources development and trade AU-IBAR with financial support of the European Union (EU) is implementing a programme, Sustainable Development of Livestock for Livelihoods (Live2Africa) to provide the catalyst needed to ensure that the livestock sector becomes one of the most important contributors to the African common market through the development of regional livestock values chains which will harness regional complementarities and economy of scale. This stocktaking exercise is one of the important first steps in achieving this objective.
In contribution to the standard-setting process of the OIE, AU-IBAR coordinated an Animal Health Experts meeting from 6 to 7 December 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya to formulate comments on draft OIE standards. The comments have been submitted to the OIE and will be discussed during the February 2019 OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission and Aquatic Animals Health Standards Commission.
Comments were made on the following:
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From 23rd to 24th July 2018, Cairo, Egypt.
Opening Speech of The Director of AU-IBAR.
- Representatives of the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt
- Deans of Veterinary Education Establishments
- Heads and Representatives of Veterinary Statutory Bodies
- The Chief Executive of the African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN), Dr. Alex Ariho
- Representatives of Continental, Regional and National Networks for Women
- Members of the African Women in Animal Resources Farming and Agribusiness Network (AWARFA-N)
- Youth engaged in Livestock, Fisheries and Aquaculture value chains
- Colleagues from AU-IBAR
- Ladies and Gentlemen
- Good Morning
On behalf of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E Moussa Mahamat Faki and the Commissioner of Rural Economy and Agriculture, H.E. Sacko Josefa Leonel Correa and on my own behalf, I welcome you to participate in the expert meetings and trainings namely:
- Experts’ Meeting for the African Association of Veterinary Education Establishments (2A2E-V)
- Experts’ Meeting for the Association of African Veterinary Statutory Bodies (2AVSB)
- Experts’ Meeting for the African Women in Animal Resources Farming and Agribusiness Network (AWARFA-N) and
- Business incubation management training for members of the African Youth in Livestock, Fisheries and Aquaculture Incubators Network (AYL-FAIN).
I am really grateful to all of you for your commitments since we started this journey in July 2017 in Dakar Senegal and also for making time to attend these events.
In accordance with the ongoing process for the selection of reputable institutions as Centres of Excellence in Fisheries and Aquaculture in Africa, AU-IBAR organized a series of verification missions to the short listed Institutions in Nigeria, Malawi, Egypt and South Africa for the experts assessment for their selection as African Centres of Excellence in Fisheries and Aquaculture.
Against this background an Expert Review Meeting on Findings of The Verification Missions to Short-Listed Institutions for Selection as African Centres of Excellence in Fisheries and Aquaculture was organised by the African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) within the provisions of the Fisheries Governance Project with support from European Union. The meeting was held from the 29th to 30th of May, 2018 at AU-IBAR offices in Nairobi, Kenya as a follow-up to the recommendation of the Planning Meeting for Experts Verification Mission, held in March, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The main objectives of this Experts Review meeting were to undertake a detailed technical review of the findings by the Expert Mission, for informed decision making on selection of the institutions that were assessed by the experts; and to propose appropriate recommendations on the way forward.
The meeting was attended by 8 Experts from AquaEco, South Africa; University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; WAFICOS, Uganda; University of Zambia; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana; Alexandria University, Egypt; University of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone; a retired Director of AU-IBAR Dr. Modibo Traore as the Technical Team Leader of the Verification Mission and relevant staff from AU-IBAR.
The 10th Pan African meeting of Africa’s National Codex Contact Point Officers to develop coordinated position on Codex standards was held from 17th to 18th May 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting was officially opened by Prof. Ahmed Elsawalhy, Director of AU-IBAR. There were opening remarks from Dr. Maritim Kimutai, Chairperson of FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Africa (CCAFRICA) and Mr. Sebasteien Goux, Deputy Head of Unit on Multilateral International Relations of the European Union.
The meeting was co-chaired by Mr. John Oppong-Otoo, Food Safety Officer, at AU-IBAR and Dr. Maritim Kimutai. Delegates from 41 African Union Member States, and Representative from ECOWAS, EU attended the meeting. During the meeting, reports and draft standards from 8 Codex committees were reviewed by participants.
The meeting led to the adoption of African common positions on draft Codex standards scheduled for adoption at the 41st Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission which will be held in Rome, Italy from the 2nd to 6th July 2018.
Other issues discussed during the meeting included:
- Africa’s participation in Codex electronic working groups
- The Codex Trust Fund and
- Data Generation to support Codex work
- Annual Mandatory Training on Ethics and Training on Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy for AU-IBAR Staff Members, 14th - 15th May 2018
- AU-IBAR Convenes 10th Panafrican CVOs/OIE Delegates Meeting on Africa's Coordinated Position on Animal Health Standards
- AU - IBAR Provides Support for African Union Member States to Develop and Validate their National Strategies and 5 Year Action Plans for the Control and Eradication of Peste de Petits Ruminants (PPR)
- AU-IBAR Convenes Technical Meeting on Draft OIE Animal and Aquatic Health Standards, 17th to 19th January 2018, Nairobi, Kenya