Current Programmes and Projects

Regional Livestock Trade Stakeholder Workshop

At Thika Super Highway, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Dates

22nd-23rd February 2017

Venue

Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

Background

AU-IBAR and its partners, recognize that livestock trade is key to the livelihoods of many populations across East Africa, including those in arid and semi-arid regions where other economic opportunities are limited. Livestock supports about 17 million people in the Horn of Africa including producers, traders and other groups such as trekkers, fodder/feed producers and brokers who directly or indirectly derive their entitlements from livestock production or trade.

The demand for the livestock and livestock products continues to increase, and production is lagging behind the population and economic growth in the East African region. Live animal and meat exports to the Middle East continue to expand, as well as a rapidly increasing demand from domestic markets centred on the key urban areas within East Africa. Currently regional livestock systems face many challenges in achieving the quantity, quality and sustainable marketing objectives to address this demand.

It is recognized that there is value in bringing key regional stakeholders in the livestock sector together to assess the existing challenges that impede the flow and growth of livestock trade across the region. These Key regional stakeholders including: experts, development partners, livestock keepers and government representatives; can share their knowledge and experience to identify the regional challenges and the needed solutions to improve programing supporting the livestock sector. A public report of the meeting will be produced to share the information and conclusions from this consultation.

Program Outline

  • Introductions, workshop purpose/goals, review and agenda
  • Discussion of current/on-going related livestock projects and initiatives in the region
  • Livestock Stakeholder Mapping
  • Undertaking the Problem Analysis: Identification of the main challenges and opportunities of the livestock sector from a regional perspective
  • Consensus Building on the overall Challenges to Regional Livestock Trade
  • Developing Solutions: Identification of Key Interventions to Support Regional Livestock Trade
  • Consensus and Recommendations on Key Interventions for Regional Livestock Trade Support

Workshop Objective

To review the current status of livestock trade in the East African Region and develop a list of recommendations for the improvement of animal and animal product movement across borders within the region.

Specific Workshop Objectives

Specifically, the workshop is intended to achieve the following objectives:

  • Share the current programming efforts in the regional livestock sector
  • Discuss the challenges and opportunities of the livestock trade from a regional perspective
  • Identify specific interventions needed to support the regional trade of livestock and livestock products

Expected Outputs

  • Increased awareness and cooperation of livestock programming in the East Africa Region
  • Consensus built on the current regional challenges and opportunities for improving livestock sector and trade across East Africa
  • Identification of key interventions needed to improve the trade of livestock in the region

A formal report will be produced summarizing workshop discussions and conclusions, to be made available for public distribution.

Draft Program/Agenda

Day 1

TimeAgendaResponsibility
8:00amIntroductions, workshop purpose/goals, review and agendaFacilitator
8:30amOverview of the USAID KEA SMP-AH ProjectAU-IBAR
9:30amDiscussion of other current/on-going related livestock projects and initiatives in the region
Plenary Session
Facilitator
10:30amHealth Break 
11:00amLivestock Stakeholder Mapping
Parallel Working Sessions
Facilitator
12:30pmLivestock Stakeholder Mapping: Reporting
Plenary Session
Facilitator
1:30pmLunch 
2:30pmUndertaking the Problem Analysis: Identification of the main challenges and opportunities of the livestock sector from a regional perspective
Parallel Working Sessions
Facilitator
4:00pmConsensus Building on the overall Challenges to Regional Livestock Trade
Plenary Session
Facilitator
5:00pmEnd of Day 
6.30pm – 8.00pmReceptionHotel

 Day 2

 

TimeAgendaResponsibility
8:30amRecap Day 1 (15 mins)Facilitator
9:00amDeveloping Key Interventions to Support Regional Livestock Trade
Parallel Working Sessions
Facilitator
10:30amHealth Break 
11:00amConsensus on Key Interventions for Regional Livestock Trade
Plenary Session
Facilitator
12:00pmClosure and End of MeetingFacilitator
1:00pmLunch 

 

Participants Mobilization Matrix

In order to capture the variety and breadth of this project, the workshop will consist of a selected set of about 25-30 participants drawn from a wide range of institutions with varying mandates as follows;

USAID and Implementing PartnersInternational and Regional OrganizationsMember State Representatives and National OrganizationsPrivate Sector Institutions
  • USAID Regional and Bilateral Missions
  • AU-IBAR
  • Mercy Corps Ethiopia
  • LMD, Ethiopia
  • REGAL-AG, ACDI-VOCA, Kenya
  • ILRI, Kenya
  • GEEL, Somalia
  • ICPALD
  • FAO
  • COMESA
  • EAC
  • IGAD
  • CVO, Uganda
  • CVO, Kenya
  • CVO, Ethiopia
  • CVO Tanzania
  • CVO Somalia
  • CVO Somaliland
  • Veterinary Port Officer Berbera, Somaliland
  • Djibouti Regional Quarantine
  • National Veterinary Association Representatives
  • Ethiopia Society of Animal Production
  • KLMC
  • NEALCO
  • Feedlot reps
  • Slaughterhouse reps

 

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