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Annual meetings of the WOAH Regional Commission for Africa

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The annual meeting of the Regional Commission for Africa will take place – as an online meeting – one week before WOAH’s 91st General Session. The meeting will take place on Tuesday 21 May 2024 at 1:00 pm Paris time (11:00 am GMT or 2:00 pm EAT).

A second meeting of the WOAH Regional Commission for Africa, this time face-to-face, will be held in Paris on the morning of Monday 27 May, starting at 7.30 am GMT (for 2 hours).

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MEETING OF THE WOAH REGIONAL COMMISSION FOR AFRICA

Session 1 (virtual)

21 May 2024

(1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Paris time)

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Draft Agenda

12.45 p.m.  – 1:00 p.m.    Zoom check-in and connecting

1:00 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.      Adoption of the agenda (Dr Honoré Robert N’lemba Mabela, President of the Regional Commission for Africa and Delegate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo)

1:05 p.m.  – 1:30 p.m.     Analysis and evaluation of WOAH’s institutional, technical, and financial governance (Dr François Caya, WOAH Chief of staff and Mr Eelco Szabo, external consultant)

1.30 p.m.  – 1:40 p.m.     Confirmation of the venue and preparation of the 26th Conference of the Regional Commission to be held in February 2025 (Dr Fikru Regassa Gari, Delegate of Ethiopia)

1:40 p.m.  – 1:50 p.m.     Selection of the Technical Item II (without questionnaire) to be included in the agenda of the 26th Conference of the Regional Commission (Dr Albertina Shilongo, Vice President of the Regional Commission for Africa and Delegate of Namibia)

1:50 p.m.  – 2:00 p.m.     Proposal of three strategic topics of global interest to be addressed by WOAH through various means (Scientific Review, Newsletter, scientific paper, technical item or during a specific activity/meeting) (Dr Mbargou Lo, Vice President of the Regional Commission for Africa and Delegate of Senegal)

2:00  p.m.  – 2:10 p.m.    Africa PPP Forum in the Veterinary Domain (Dr Rahul Srivastava, Public-Private Partnership Project Manager)

2:10  p.m.  – 2:20 p.m.    Towards a more resilient veterinary workforce for Africa (2024 Continental Conference) (Dr Laibané Dieudonné Dahourou, WOAH Programme Officer)

2:20  p.m.  – 2:30 p.m.    Report of activities within the GF-TADs mechanism in Africa (Dr Viola Chemis, WOAH Programme officer)

2:30 p.m.  – 2:45 p.m.     Budget 2025 outlook (Mr Xavier Pairault, WOAH Director of Administration)

2:45 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.       Regional Kiosks (Mrs Nathaly Monsalve, WOAH Regional Activities Department)

2:50 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.       Announcement by the Director General regarding the nomination of a new Sub-Regional Representative for Eastern Africa (Dr Monique Eloit, WOAH Director General)

2:55 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.       Closing remarks for the public session (Dr Honoré Robert N’lemba Mabela)

CLOSED SESSION FOR DELEGATES ONLY

3:00 p.m.  – 3:20 p.m.     Elections of the Specialist Commissions (Dr Montserrat Arroyo, Deputy Director General)

3:20 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.       Elections: voting modalities and quorum (Dr François Caya and Rodney De-Souza, Head of WOAH Legal Affairs Unit)

3:35 p.m.  – 4:05 p.m.     Proposal of candidates for the election of the Bureau of the Regional Commission, the Council and the Specialist Commissions (Dr Honoré Robert N’lemba Mabela)

4:05 p.m.                          Closing (Dr Honoré Robert N’lemba Mabela)

MEETING OF THE WOAH REGIONAL COMMISSION FOR AFRICA Session 2 (face to face) Monday, 27 May 2024 (Maison de la Chimie, Paris)

Draft Agenda

CLOSED SESSION FOR DELEGATES ONLY

8:30 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.    Adoption of the agenda (Dr Honoré Robert N’lemba Mabela, President of the Regional Commission for Africa and Delegate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo)

8:35 a.m.– 9:05 a.m.     Confirmation of the main points agreed during the virtual meeting (including the proposed candidates and the technical topics) (Dr Honoré Robert N’lemba Mabela)

9:05 a.m.– 9:25 a.m.     WOAH Incident Management System (Dr K. Hamilton, Head of Preparedness and Resilience Department)

9:25 a.m.– 9:45 a.m.     Application from Tunisia for a WOAH Collaborating Centre for Field Epidemiology (Dre Sana Kacem, Delegate of Tunisia)

9:45 a.m.– 10:00 a.m.   Closing (Dr Honoré Robert N’lemba Mabela)

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Note that this is an event exclusively targeting WOAH Delegates or Chief Veterinary Officers and selected partner organisations (by invitation only).

Contact : Dr. Patrick Bastiaensen, Programme Officer, WOAH, Nairobi: [email protected]

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