Nairobi, Kenya

Ms Sonia Fèvre transferred from Paris to Nairobi as Regional Programme Officer (Capacity Building Department)


Sonia Fèvre

Picture : Mme Sonia Fèvre (woah) 2022.


Sonia Fèvre officially moved to the Sub-Regional Representation for Eastern Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya, in August 2022.  She is a delocalised staff, working as Programme Manager/Capacity building advisor for the WOAH Capacity Building Department in Paris. Sonia’s mission is to contribute to WOAH’s strategy on veterinary paraprofessionals (VPP) and workforce development. She participates in the coordination of a global programme to support Members in developing enabling environments for the integration of paraprofessionals in the workforce. This includes supporting workforce planning, appropriate regulation, provision of quality education, and promotion of animal health services in rural areas.

Close cooperation between WOAH’s Capacity Building Department and regional offices ensures it can continue to respond to Members’ needs in the evolving global context. While maintaining a global remit, being based in the regional office will allow Sonia to work closely with cross-regional teams and countries to help advance WOAH’s approach to capacity building and to roll out new activities. These include sub-regional and continental workshops, VPP curricula support missions and transversal initiatives to enhance inclusion of gender perspectives.

Sonia has an MA in Social Anthropology from King’s College, University of Cambridge in the UK, and an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, UK. She is fluent in English, French and Spanish. Sonia has broad experience in environmental regeneration and Ecohealth, community livelihoods and the intersection of international development and the veterinary domain. Her experience includes facilitation and capacity building, strategic development, collaborative and participatory approaches and promoting equity and gender inclusion. Prior to joining WOAH, Sonia worked for Veterinarians without Borders-Canada in Southeast Asia and as a systems’ change facilitator for civil society organisations in Europe.

Sonia can be reached at [email protected]

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