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Expected results and main acitvities

The programme is demand driven and addresses identified funding gaps of Integrated Country Actions Plans (IAP). For as long as no pandemic has been declared by the WHO, the majority of the programme funds is expected to support interventions in the livestock sector.

SPINAP pursues its objectives in close collaboration with the ALive Platform and national task forces in the context of global and regional strategies recommended by OIE, FAO and WHO. Results will mainly be pursued through the support of the implementation of integrated country action plans that already exist or are being developed by the beneficiary countries.

Expected results

  • R1 - Capacity for prevention and control of AHI strengthened at national level
  • R2 - Information and communication for the creation of awareness enhanced
  • R3 - Coordination of IAP implementation supported


The principal beneficiaries of SPINAP are the populations of eligible ACP countries in Africa, and especially smallholder farmers that raise poultry and who are present in most rural and many peri-urban areas as well as national institutions. Implementing partners include national governments, national and private institutions and NGOs in African ACP countries, eligible under the 9th EDF.

Other SPINAP stakeholders are the international organisations involved in the fight against HPAI, i.e. OIE, FAO, WHO, ALive, the World Bank as well as other UN agencies and international cooperating partners.

Management setup

AU-IBAR is responsible for the overall implementation of SPINAP.
A Steering Committee oversees the implementation, approves funding requests and defines programme policies.
A Programme Coordination Unit assures sound technical and financial operations on a day-to-day basis.
IBAR's Project Support Unit facilitates all its projects and enhances institutional capacity.
Three regional SPINAP coordinators based at the Regional Animal Health Centres (RAHCs) assist eligible countries with the preparation and carrying out of SPINAP support.
At country level the IAPs are coordinated and implemented by the officially appointed authorities.

Project Support Unit

The Project Support Unit at IBAR assures institutional capacity to implement SPINAP in an economical and efficient way. It develops a backstopping arrangement and further supports SPINAP with finance and administrative issues in adherence with African Union and donor requirements.

How to access funds

Applicants submit comprehensive dossiers specifying:

  • Preparation and commitment to their country's IAP, incl. the financing gap left by donor funding.
  • Validation of the IAP through a designated body.
  • Adherence to Bamako principles and previous declarations, particularly transparency in sharing information, reporting on actions taken and coordination.
  • Agreeing to external audits and accepting the results.
  • Commitment to adhere to EC visibility guidelines and giving the EC financing adequate recognition.

Application basics

  • Eligible applicants: Governments, NGOs, private sector
  • Procedure: According to EDF protocols
  • Funding limit: €1.5m per eligible country
  • Activity duration: 18 months maximum

Selection priority

  • 1st countries that reported HPAI outbreaks to OIE
  • 2nd countries neighbouring an infected country
  • 3rd other high-risk factors
  • 4th other funding sources

Application process

  • Line ministries prepare requests for support according to the needs specified in their national IAPs.
  • The Programme Coordination Unit scrutinizes all applications for technical and financial adherence.
  • The Steering Committee is responsible for the final approval.
  • The ministries supervise the interventions on the basis of an MoU with IBAR.

Assessing applications

  • Requests for support are assessed at different levels.
  • By the coordinator and technical staff at the RAHC.
  • By the Animal Health Unit at IBAR for animal-related aspects.
  • By WHO for public health aspects.
  • By the Programme Coordinating Unit, which prepares all-inclusive dossiers for submission to the Steering Committee for endorsement and subsequently contracts for selected beneficiaries.

Programme Coordination Unit (PCU)


  • Programme coordinator
  • Monitoring and evaluation expert
  • Finance manager
  • Human health expert
  • Animal health officer
  • Wildlife expert
  • Regional coordinators

The three regional SPINAP-AHI coordinators are attached to the Regional Animal Health Centres (RAHCs).
Public health issues are factored in by the public health expert of WHO within the Programme Coordination Unit.
Accountability rests with the Animal Health Unit of AU-IBAR.