Following an invitation extended to the African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) by the H.E. Hon. Roger Nkodo Dang, President of the Pan African Parliament (PAP), the Director of AU-IBAR, Prof. Ahmed El-sawalhy, led a delegation from the his institution to present the Livestock Development Strategy for Africa (LiDeSA) during the plenary of 3rd Ordinary Session of the 4th Pan African Parliament (PAP) held in the resort City of Sharm El Sheik, Egypt from 10th October 2016. The presentation on the LiDeSA, was made on Wednesday 12th October 2016 and was done in two parts; the first part was presented by the Director, highlighting AU-IBAR's history, strategic focus, functions and stakeholders, and the second part which was presented by Dr. Bruce Mukanda, AU-IBAR Senior Programmes and Projects Officer, focused on the LiDeSA, and highlighted its genesis, formulation process, the strategy, its implementation modalities and the Live2Africa, an upcoming project to be launched soon.
The members applauded the quality of the presentation and expressed their appreciation for the efforts that the African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) was making towards the development of the livestock sector on the continent.
Furthermore, the members of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) highlighted the importance of the livestock sector to livelihoods on the continent and the various challenges the sector faces. They committed themselves to supporting the AU in its efforts to popularize the implementation of the Livestock Development Strategy for Africa (LiDeSA) with a view to improving the sector.
Earlier, the President of the Pan African Parliament (PAP), expressed his gratitude to the Director of AU-IBAR for the support the institution was rendering to the PAP. He also pledged support for AU-IBAR's programmes. The director in return thanked the President for inviting him and his delegation to make a presentation to the Pan African Parliament (PAP) and reiterated his support to the Pan African Parliament (PAP).