As the African Union is becoming increasingly committed to proper and timely planning and execution of activities, AU-IBAR organised a retreat from 7th to 11th January 2013, to discuss and finalise the 2013 Annual Management Plan (AMP) 2013. The event, which included team building exercises, took place at the scenic Lake Naivasha Country Club in Naivasha, Kenya.
The retreat included discussions about the Mid Term Review of the AU-IBAR Strategic Plan 2010 – 2014, the review of the 2012 AMP, the 2012 Animal Resources and Fisheries Ministerial resolutions, as well as the discussion and formulation of the AU-IBAR AMP 2013.
The retreat also allowed AU-IBAR staff to get to know one another better at a personal level through team building exercises, of which a visit to the Hell's Gate National Park in Naivasha was the most notable. Apart from sharing good laughs during the tour, staff were confronted with sometimes challenging descends and climbs where partnership and assistance was mostly required.
All agreed during the closing session of the retreat that things at AU-IBAR this year will be different and even better than 2012