Implementing partners at international level

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH)

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from 27/09/2022 to 01/11/2022

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11th Regional Steering Committee (RSC11) meet...

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Global Framework for the progressive control ...

June 24, 2022
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The Global Framework for the Progressive Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (GF-TADs) was launched on May 24, 2004, the signing date of the “FAO-WOAH GF-TADs General Agreement”.

GF-TADs is a joint initiative of the  Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) to achieve the prevention, detection and control of transboundary animal diseases (TADs) and in particular, to address their original and global dimensions. The initiative combines the strengths of both international organizations to achieve agreed common objectives.

GF-TADs is a facilitating mechanism which endeavours to empower regional alliances in the fight against TADs, to provide for capacity building and to assist in establishing programmes for the specific control of certain TADs based on regional priorities.

At the Global level, the GF-TADs Global Steering Committee (GSC) provides guidance on technical activities of global scope to be implemented by the GF-TADs Global Secretariat under the supervision and agreement of the GF-TADs Management Committee.  More information : http://www.gf-tads.org/

 

The GF-TADs GSC also provides strategic directions to the Regional Steering Committees (RSC) for the definition of their annual or multi-annual Action Plans and facilitates collaboration and cooperation between the global and regional levels.

Agreement of 24 May 2004, establishing the GF-TADs

GF-TADs Agreement (2004) English / Anglais
GF-TADs Agreement (2004) English / Anglais

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The revised (2022) GF-TADs Africa Regional Steering Committee (RSC) aims to act as a regional stakeholders’ platform, bringing together the African Union (AU) institutions (AU-IBAR and AU-PANVAC), the eight (8) Regional Economic Communities (RECs) (CENSAD, COMESA, EAC, ECCAS, ECOWAS, IGAD, SADC and UMA) recognized by the African Union Commission (AUC), relevant regional technical and financial institutions (CEBEVIRHA, UEMOA), the Mediterranean Animal Health Network (REMESA), representatives of Member States through the Regional Epidemiology and Laboratory Networks’ Chairpersons, the African Members of the WOAH Council and the Bureau of the WOAH Regional Commission for Africa, the WOAH Regional Representation, the FAO Regional Representation, representatives of the Africa Association of Veterinary Education Establishments (2A2E-V) and of the Africa Association of Veterinary Statutory Bosies; and of the Pan African Farmers Organisation (PAFO).

The World Bank, the European Commission, the African Development Bank, the Arab Organization for Agriculture Development (AOAD) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) complete the list of international/multilateral financial and technical partners (members).

Starting from 6 October 2021, for a three-year tenure, the presidency of the GF-TADs is as follows :

  • President : AU (AU-IBAR) Dr Nick Nwankpa, acting Director
  • Vice-president 1 : FAO (RAF/Africa) Dr Mohammed Shamsuddin, Senior animal production and health officer, Africa
  • Vice-President 2: (First African WOAH Council Member) Dr Roland Xolani Dlamini, Delegate, Eswatini

The RSC provides a platform for exchange of information to avoid overlap and to build synergies by encouraging the creation of regional alliances and partnerships and the definition of a common vision and subsequent action plan for the control of priority TADs in Africa. The RSC provides advice to pan-African or sub-regional programmes/projects and supports their governance and coordination including supporting resource mobilization efforts.

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Implementation entities  (AU, FAO, WOAH)

 

Terms of reference of the Regional Steering Committee (RSC) for Africa (revised in October 2021 and in June 2022)

 

 

 

To date the RSC for Africa has met eleven times, since its inception in April 2006 (Bamako, Mali) :

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GF-TADs for Africa RSC-11 2022
GF-TADs for Africa RSC-11 2022

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GF-TADs for Africa RSC 10 2021
GF-TADs for Africa RSC 10 2021

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GF-TADs for Africa RSC 9 2014
GF-TADs for Africa RSC 9 2014

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GF-TADs for Africa RSC 8 2013
GF-TADs for Africa RSC 8 2013

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GF-TADs for Africa RSC 7 2012
GF-TADs for Africa RSC 7 2012

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GF-TADs for Africa RSC 6 2011
GF-TADs for Africa RSC 6 2011

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GF-TADs for Africa RSC 5 2010
GF-TADs for Africa RSC 5 2010

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GF-TADs for Africa RSC 4 2009
GF-TADs for Africa RSC 4 2009

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GF-TADs for Africa RSC 3 2008
GF-TADs for Africa RSC 3 2008

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GF-TADs for Africa RSC 2 2007
GF-TADs for Africa RSC 2 2007

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GF-TADs for Africa RSC 1 2006
GF-TADs for Africa RSC 1 2006

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The tenth meeting of the GF-TADs Regional Steering Committee for Africa held on 6, 7 and 8 October 2021 adopted the Regional Strategy 2021 – 2025, which focuses on:

  • ASF – African Swine Fever
  • CBPP – Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia
  • FMD – Foot and Mouth Disease
  • PPR – Peste des petits ruminants
  • RVF – Rift Valley Fever

The Strategy is accompanied by an Action Plan or Operational Plan which covers the next two years.

Download the Regional Strategy

GF-TADs Africa Strategy 2021-2025 (adopted in October 2021) (English, en Anglais)
GF-TADs Africa Strategy 2021-2025 (adopted in October 2021) (English, en Anglais)

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Past GF-TADs for Africa accredited events and reports

Nairobi, Kenya

11th Regional Steering Committee (RSC11) meeting of GF-TADs for Africa

July 04, 2022
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Online

10th Regional Steering Committee (RSC10) meeting of GF-TADs for Africa

November 12, 2021
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2021 - 2025

5-year Regional Strategy

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Strategic focus GF-TADs for Africa

ASF

African Swine Fever

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CBPP

Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia

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FMD

Foot-and-Mouth Disease

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PPR

Peste des Petits Ruminants

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RVF

Rift Valley Fever

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VS

Strengthening of Veterinary Services

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