FAO in emergencies app

Download now!

Search project highlights

Donor
Recipient
Reported date

Connect with us

Reinforcing Veterinary Governance in Africa

Reinforcing Veterinary Governance in Africa

Full title of the project:

Reinforcing Veterinary Governance in Africa

Target areas:

Eastern, western and central Africa

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 1 697 624
01/01/2012-31/07/2017
Project code:
OSRO/RAF/118/EC
Objective:

Improve the institutional environment at national and regional levels to provide effective and efficient animal health services in Africa.

Key partners:

African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR), Regional Economic Communities (RECs), The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Beneficiaries reached:

AU-IBAR; RECs; and livestock policy hubs in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Activities implemented:
  • Trained 362 technical personnel on veterinary surveillance policies, policy formulation tools and analysis.
  • Evaluated 76 veterinary governance policy innovation pilot activity proposals; technically supported one pilot activity.
  • Participated in six regional and two continental workshops with policy makers and civil society organizations.
  • Three staff members attended lobbying and advocacy fora with livestock stakeholder organizations.
  • Conducted inventory of policy tools and identified three tools for roll out.
  • Facilitated four key trainings on the use of policy tools and guidelines for policy formulation and review.
  • Supported establishment and operation of policy hubs through five regional workshops.
  • Provided technical backstopping for policy, strategy and legislative processes including cross-border agreements and implementation programmes.
  • Supported 21 regional network meetings (labs, epidemiosurveillance, communication, and socio-economic).
  • Supported development of cross-border programming of animal health contingency and emergency measures: between Kenya and Uganda; and between Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda.
Impact:
  • Enhanced knowledge and awareness for institutional change.
  • Enhanced institutional capacity for livestock policy formulation, animal health strategies and legislation.
  • Enhanced institutional capacity for the implementation of policies and enforcement of regulations.