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Management and Governance
ManagementAU-IBAR is a specialized technical office of the AUC. It is headed by the Director who reports directly to the AUC through the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (DREA).
The Director provides strategic leadership for the programming and has day-to-day programme and management responsibility. The Director also has direct communications with technical and funding partners for programming purposes.
Activities of the AU-IBAR are implemented through programmes and projects, the coordinators of which report to chiefs of units who in turn report to the Director. Administration and finance is headed by an officer who also reports to the Director.
GovernanceStrictly speaking AU-IBAR, as an agency of the Africa Union Commission, is governed through the organs of the commission. However, recognizing the need for technical oversight and ownership by clients of AU-IBAR as a specialized agency, there is provision for a governance mechanism.
The Heads of State Summit held in Maputo in 2003 suggested a Steering Committee to provide technical and governance oversight to AU-IBAR composed of:
- Representative of the Human Resources Science and Technology Department of the AU,
- Representative of Department for Rural Economy and Agriculture (DREA),
- Representative of the Science, Technology and Research Commission (STRC),
- Representatives of Regional Economic Communities (RECs),
- Director of AU-IBAR (as Secretary to the Steering Committee),
- Representatives of donor organizations (as observers),
- Independent expert with private sector animal production and health background, and
- Other members to be determined to ensure necessary skills on the committee.
The Committee Chair will be elected from the membership to serve for two years.
AU-IBAR strives to apply the following current best practices:
- Clearer distinction between the roles of AU-IBAR management and the steering committee
- Clear accountability by the steering committee for the work of AU-IBAR
- Commitment to a good working relationship between the steering committee and AU-IBAR management
- Focused and proactive recruitment of steering committee members to ensure that the it meets the specific skills and experiences required for its functions
- Focus by committee on distinct governance issues, rather than mirroring the AU-IBAR management structure
- Provision of induction training and support for new committee members
In addition to the Steering Committee, a ‘Client Group’ consisting of the directors of animal resources in member states that meets every two years, is used as a mechanism for strategic program review and planning. The agenda includes structured, systematically documented sessions focusing on strategic issues for AU-IBAR. Every three years, African Ministers responsible for animal resources meet to approve AU-IBAR’s programmes.
28/03/2013 – Regional Meeting of OIE Delegates to develop Common Positions on OIE animal health standards 28th and 29th March 2013
01/03/2013 – 32nd General Conference of the International Scientific Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control (ISCTRC)
- Organizational Chart
- Regional Offices
- Tue, 04 Jun 2013 - Thu, 06 Jun 2013 4th Pan-African Meeting of National Codex Contact Points
- Wed, 26 Jun 2013 - Fri, 28 Jun 2013 African Livestock Conference and Exhibition (ALiCE 2013)
- Sun, 08 Sep 2013 - Thu, 12 Sep 2013 32nd General Conference of the ISCTRC