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Achievements and Lessons learnt from the Implementation of the SP 2014-2017

An assessment of the overall performance of the SP 2014-2017 showed that its objectives were largely met and positively contributed to sustainability, partnership, capacity building, learning, sharing and knowledge management. Likewise, its implementation enhanced AU-IBAR’s institutional capacity, and visibility, as well as progress towards achieving its mandate with respect to the sustainable development of livestock and fisheries.

However, there were several areas where the magnitude of change was negligible or slow, these included: (i) lack of significant attention and support to wildlife issues; (ii) the lack of a functional One Health Platform at the continental, regional and the MSs levels; (iii) the need for AU-IBAR to document and communicate its achievements in a very well-articulated format; and, (iv) the need to enhance its advocacy capacity by building on its success in achieving important targets such as animal disease prevention, control and eradication. In addition, some performance attributes were either non-effective or created a negative impact such as: (i) shortage of core staff and supporting funds, especially those dedicated to handling communication, partnership and advocacy; (ii) absence of platforms addressing the issues of fragile natural resources and pastoralism, animal feeds during drought emergencies, climate change, vulnerability and resilience as well as emerging and re-emerging diseases; (iii) limited participation of youth, women, small-holder farmers and traders; and, (iv) Absence of a Results Based Framework in a format suited for monitoring high level outcomes.