FAO in emergencies app

Download now!

Search project highlights

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

USD 1 697 624
Project code:

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.
  • 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.