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Technical Workshop on Locusts in Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA), 19-23 November 2018, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

 

The Agenda of the Technical Workshop is as follows:

 

Opening


1. Opening address
2. Election of Chairman, Vice-Chairman & Drafting Committee
3. Adoption of the Agenda

 

Session 1: National 2018 locust campaigns and forecasts for 2019


4. National locust campaigns in 2018 (countries' presentations)
5. Locust forecasts for 2019 and preparation of the next campaigns (countries' presentations)
6. Locusts: what we know and what we don't know about them

 

Session 2: Implementation of the Programme to improve locust management in Caucasus and Central Asia


7. Overview on Programme implementation in 2018 and funding situation
8. Regional cooperation in 2018:
    a) Bulletins: questionnaire results
    b) Cross-border survey: Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan, May 2018 (countries' presentations)
9. National capacities' development in 2018
    a) Training sessions (countries' presentations)
        • Refresher course on locust monitoring and information management, including Automated System of Data Collection (ASDC), Azerbaijan, April/May 2018
        • Training-of-Trainers (ToT): National and briefing sessions on locust spraying and pesticide risk reduction, incl. ASDC use, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, March-July 2018
    b) Migratory Locust situation in the Aral Sea area (country presentation)
    c) Update on fellowships on locust management
    d) Equipment to strengthen operational capacities: update on delivery to CCA countries
10. Programme of work during 2019

 

Session 3: Developing monitoring and analysing systems

11. Developments of ASDC in 2018 (situation update, issues encountered, lessons learnt and recommendations) and next steps for 2019
12. Developments of CCALM in 2018 (progress made, issues encountered, lessons learnt and recommendations) and next steps for 2019, including (countries' and FAO presentations):
        • In-depth introduction of Caucasus and Central Asia Locust Management System (CCALM), Azerbaijan and Georgia, May 2018
        • Training on ASDC and CCALM, including QGIS, Afghanistan Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, September 2018

 

Session 4: Risk reduction for human health and the environment


13. Mitigating impact of locust control operations: "Practical Guidelines on pesticide risk reduction for locust control in CCA"
14. Monitoring impact of locust control operations: Human Health and Environment Monitoring Teams' work in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, May-July 2018 (countries' presentations)
15. Progress made on control operations, pesticides and biopesticides (countries' feedback), including presentations on biopesticide testing and use
16. Progress made on safety and environmental precautions (countries' feedback)

 

Session 5: Regional cooperation and locust management: existing challenges and possible solutions


17. Regional cooperation: what is next?
18. Evaluation of project GCP/INT/238/JPN: presentation of results achieved and recommendations
19. Resource mobilization: situation update and progress made

 

Closing


20. Any other business
21. Adoption of the report
22. Closure address

Documents

Report Technical Workshop 2018

List of documents

Provisional Agenda 2018

Item 4- National locust situation in 2018

Item 5- Forecast for 2019

Item 7-Overview on Programme implementation in 2018 and funding situation

Item 8b- Regional cooperation in 2018: Cross-border surveys (template)

Items 9a&12- National capacities development: Training (template)

Items 9a&12- National capacities development: Training (FAO Report)

Item 9b- National capacities development: Migratory Locust situation in Area Sea area (template)

Item 9c- Update on fellowships

Item 11-Developments of ASDC in 2018

Item 12-Developments of CCALM in 2018

Item 13-Practical guidelines on pesticide risk reduction for locust control

Item 15- Progress on control operations, pesticides and biopesticides (template)

Item 16- Progress on safety and environmental precautions (template)

Item 17- Regional cooperation

Item 17: Regional Cooperation_Study

Item 19: Resource mobilization 2018