© 2013 AU-IBAR. Participants of the Steering Committee MeetingsThe 3rd Steering Committee Meetings (SCMs) of the two prominent Programmes of AU-IBAR were conducted in Abuja, Nigeria, on the 20th and 21st of June, 2013, under the auspices of the ECOWAS Commission.
The SCMs of the Reinforcing Veterinary Governance (VET-GOV) Programme and Participation of African Nations in Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standard-Setting Organisations (PAN-SPSO), were officially opened by Dr. Abebe Haile-Gabriel, Director of DREA.
In attendance were the Steering Committee members and representatives from COMESA, EAC, ECCAS, ECOWAS, IGAD, SADC and UMA. Professor Ahmed El-Sawalhy, Director of AU-IBAR, Dr. Sy Alain Traore, the Acting Director of Agriculture and Rural Development of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr Bouna Diop, Representing FAO, and Dr. J. Mezui M'Ella the Director AU-IAPSC also participated in the meetings. The SCMs deliberated on matters arising from the 2nd joint SCMs held in Lusaka, Zambia, on 21st and 22nd of November 2012, and on the technical consolidated progress reports and work plans of the two programmes for the next half of the year 2013.