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OIE Sub-Regional Representation for Southern Africa

Activities

The OIE Sub-Regional Representation for Southern Africa was established in 2005 and started operating in January 2006. Normative activities of the OIE Sub-Regional Representation fall within the 5th Strategic Plan of the OIE and include (but are not limited to) :

Assist OIE Member Countries and Territories in the SADC Region to comply with international standards in the field of animal health and animal welfare, including the WTO SPS Agreement.

Description : http://www.rr-africa.oie.int/images/carrerouge.jpg Assist OIE Member Countries and Territories in the SADC Region to improve governance and performance of veterinary services (evaluations, gap analyses, donor round tables) along the PVS pathway

Description : http://www.rr-africa.oie.int/images/carrerouge.jpg Provide technical support to OIE Member Countries and Territories in the SADC Region, as well as the SADC Secretariat (through standing committees such as the Livestock Technical Committee) to reach agreement on the regional application of international standards in the field of animal health and animal welfare.

http://www.rr-africa.oie.int/images/carrerouge.jpg Offer policy advice in the field of animal health and animal welfare to OIE Member Countries and Territories in the SADC Region, as well as to the SADC Secretariat so as to strengthen veterinary services involvement in animal health, veterinary public health and animal welfare policy design and governance.

Description : http://www.rr-africa.oie.int/images/carrerouge.jpg Develop and implement capacity-building programs for national veterinary services of OIE Member Countries and Territories in the SADC Region through support to OIE Permanent Delegates and National Focal Points. .

Description : http://www.rr-africa.oie.int/images/carrerouge.jpg Provide OIE Member Countries and Territories in the SADC Region, as well as the SADC Secretariat with policy advice, support and training in the specific areas of veterinary education, veterinary statutory bodies, aquatic biosecurity, animal welfare and reference laboratory services (through OIE reference laboratories).

Description : http://www.rr-africa.oie.int/images/carrerouge.jpg Support the establishment of twinning agreements between laboratories, centres of excellence, veterinary educational establishments (VEE) and veterinary statutory bodies (VSB).

Description : http://www.rr-africa.oie.int/images/carrerouge.jpg Support the recognition of new OIE Reference Centres (reference laboratories and collaborating centres) in the SADC Region and encourage networking between scientists in the Region especially in the area of diseases of bees, aquatic diseases, veterinary laboratories, …)

Description : http://www.rr-africa.oie.int/images/carrerouge.jpg Promote transparency on sanitary information through maintaining and updating formal and informal animal health information.

Description : http://www.rr-africa.oie.int/images/carrerouge.jpg Provide governments, research institutions, universities and private users with fast, economical access to technical information and knowledge.

Description : http://www.rr-africa.oie.int/images/carrerouge.jpg Support OIE Member Countries and Territories in the SADC Region to develop their official disease status dossiers.

Description : http://www.rr-africa.oie.int/images/carrerouge.jpg Promote collaboration in animal health activities through the FAO - OIE Regional Animal Health Centre for Southern Africa

Description : http://www.rr-africa.oie.int/images/carrerouge.jpg Support initiatives promoting the veterinary profession and animal health and welfare such as the World Veterinary Day and World Rabies Day

Description : http://www.rr-africa.oie.int/images/carrerouge.jpg Disseminate technical information and raise awareness through extension messages

Description : http://www.rr-africa.oie.int/images/carrerouge.jpg Support OIE Member Countries and Territories in the SADC Region to improve collaborations between the public health and animal health sectors and other competent ministries on “One Health” issues to reduce risks at the animal-human-ecosystems interface.

Description : http://www.rr-africa.oie.int/images/carrerouge.jpg Foster institutional relations and collaboration with the Government of Botswana (host), the SADC Secretariat, FAO, AU-IBAR and other key stakeholders such as AHEAD, GALVmed, BVI, OVI, ILRI, AU-PANVAC etc.

Description : http://www.rr-africa.oie.int/images/carrerouge.jpg Foster institutional relations and collaboration with the diplomatic community and the development partners including the European Union, USA, France, World Bank, African Development Bank, etc...


The Regional Commission organises (on average) every two years a Regional Conference devoted to technical topics and regional co-operation for the fight against the animal diseases. These Conferences take place in one of the countries of the region, The Regional Commission submits accounts of its activities to the World Assembly, to which it can also submit recommendations.

The next Regional Conference will take place in Namibia, in February 2017.

 

       
Annual progress reports
 
 

Available here are the annual progress reports since 2006 :

2013 progress report

2012 progress report

2011 progress report

2010 progress report

2009 progress report

2008 progress report

2007 progress report

2006 progress report

 

(c) OIE / P. Bastiaensen (2009)
 
 

Sub-Regional Representation for Southern Africa

Ministry of Agriculture,
Plot 4701
Mmaraka Road,
Gaborone, Botswana

P.o.box 25662
Gaborone, Botswana
Tel. : (267) 391 44 24
Fax : (267) 391 44 17

srr.southern-africa@oie.int

 
 
 

 
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