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“Regional Training Seminar for OIE Delegates
on the PVS pathway in Africa ”

Serena Hotel
Kigali, Rwanda
14 February 2011

OIE policies on Good Veterinary Governance were the focus of interventions by Dr Bernard Vallat, Director General of OIE during OIE PVS Pathway Regional Seminar held in Kigali (Rwanda) on the 14th February 2011. Approximately 80 participants from 39 African countries have participated at this seminar, organised just before 19th Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for Africa (February 15 - 18, 2011).

The Director General of the OIE, Dr. Bernard
Vallat partakes in the discussion.
Picture (c) V. Brioudes (oie) 2011

A welcoming address by Dr Vallat, OIE Director General and by Dr Berhe Gebreegziabher, President of the OIE Regional Commission for Africa, preceded the formal opening by Dr Theogen Rutagwenda, OIE Delegate for Rwanda.

Implementation of the OIE PVS Pathway kicked-off in 2006 and aims to strengthen veterinary services of countries that are asking to be assisted by the OIE (the OIE PVS Pathway aims to increase the compliance of Veterinary Services with international standards of quality : initial evaluation, gap analysis, support to veterinary legislation…).

This seminar, organised within the framework of the joint OIE / European Commission programme “Better Training for Safer Food – Africa” (BTSF Africa) and funded by European Commission, enabled OIE staff to present the role of the Organisation in strengthening Veterinary Services, the outcomes of the PVS Pathway at national level, outcomes at regional level and the OIE PVS Pathway in Africa – the way forward. The encouraging experience gained in organizing a donor round-table for the funding of a support plan for the veterinary services in Mauritania has been particularly well received and confirms the quality and usefulness of the approach developed by the OIE.

At the end of the seminar, recommendations have been endorsed by the participants and in particular for the OIE PVS Pathway to be considered, by national, regional and global animal health policy makers, as a strong input to the compliance of Veterinary Services with international standards of quality and as an opportunity to assess, plan, resource and strengthen Veterinary Services in Africa



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OIE Policies on Good Governance to ensure Animal and Veterinary Public Health (Dr Bernard Vallat, OIE Director General, France)

OIE PVS Pathway for Efficient Veterinary Services – Including Veterinary Legislation (Dr Alejandro Thiermann, President of the OIE Code Commission, France)

OIE PVS Pathway Missions Preparation
(Dr François Caya, Head, OIE Regional Activities Department, France)

OIE PVS Pathway Activities carried out in South East Asia – Strategic Planning (Dr Jarunee Siengsanan-Lamont, PSVS Project Officer, Thailand) 1.5 Mb

OIE PVS Pathway Activities Carried Out at National Level – Donors Roundtable
(Dr. Vincent Brioudes, OIE Programme Officer, Tunisia) in French

OIE PVS Pathway Activities Carried Out at National Level– Legislation (Dr. Martial Petitclerc, OIE Expert, France) in French

Regional Analysis of PVS Reports – Example of the SADC Region (Dr. Patrick Bastiaensen, OIE Programme Ofiicer, Botswana) 1.2 Mb

OIE PVS Pathway Regional Collaboration – Example of UEMOA (Dr. Martial Petitclerc, OIE Expert, Senegal) in French [ 1.4 Mb ]

Interest of Donors in the Implementation of the PVS Pathway (Dr. Philippe Steinmetz, Agence Française de Développement, France) in French


View of the conference hall.

The OIE Delegate for Rwanda, Dr. Theogen Rutagwenda.

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