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First Steering and Technical Committee Meetings of the Conserving Aquatic Biodiversity Project Held

The meeting discussed many topical issues, key of which was IUU as a critical challenge in African Union Member States

The African Union InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources held its first Steering Committee of the Conserving Aquatic Biodiversity Project on 22-23 September 2022 in Mombasa, Kenya. In attendance was the Swedish Embassy to the African Union; Hon Representatives of Governments of Egypt, Gabon, Cote D'Ivoire, and the representative of the…

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The African Union InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and partners observe World Rabies Day 2022

On World Rabies Day, 28th September 2022, AU-IBAR joined commemorative events at Dukku, Gombe State

The African Union InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources joined partners during the week commencing on 26th September, 2022 to support World Rabies Day - and raise awareness and public understanding about the importance of rabies prevention. This year’s theme, Rabies: One Health, Zero Deaths highlighted the connection of the environment with people…

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Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) holds 8th Annual Regional Animal Health Network

The meeting further aims to follow up on the implementation of action plans for RESEPI and RESOLAB

The 8th Annual Regional Animal Health Network for the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) is being held in Praia, Cape Verde from 19-23 September, 2022, with the objective of taking stock of the progress of ECOWAS Member States in eradicating or controlling PPR, rabies, Foot and Mouth Disease…

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Research Initiatives to Advance the Conservation of Aquatic Biodiversity Launched

The study findings for the completed studies are expected to be presented during the upcoming Project Technical Committee Meeting

The Conversing Aquatic Biodiversity Project, under funding by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), has launched a number of research initiatives seeking to provide a baseline assessment of the current situation across the continent, as well as lay the groundwork for rational intervention by the project. The studies include…

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Animal Welfare, Environment & Sustainable Development Nexus Resolution Adopted during United Nations Environmental Assembly 5.2

The event was the first-ever resolution to be tabled and adopted at the United Nations Environmental Assembly 5.2. with explicit reference to animal welfare

A historic resolution that recognizes the link between animal welfare, environment, and sustainable development, was adopted with the overwhelming support of all Member States at UNEA 5.2 on March 2, 2022. Efforts and activities that led to this ground-breaking achievement stemmed from indigenous animal welfare groups in Africa in partnership…

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Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Fellows and AU-IBAR hold learning exchange

The discussions during the visit pointed to several mutual areas of interest

The first cohort of the Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Fellows Programme paid a visit to AU-IBAR on the afternoon of Thursday, 27 January 2022, for a learning exchange. The team comprised the 20 fellows from 14 African countries, Africa CDC staff and renowned public health physicians; such as Dr.…