Djibouti, Djibouti

Secretary General of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) signs Cooperation Agreement with OIE

The Secretary General of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, H.E. Mahboub Maalim and the Director General of the OIE, Dr. Bernard Vallat, have signed the Cooperation Agreement, granting reciprocal observer status to both Organisations.

 

 

The Secretary General of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, H.E. Mahboub Maalim

IGAD

The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), formally established in 1996, is one of eight Regional Economic Communities, recognized by the African Union Commission, covering countries situated in Eastern Africa and the Horn of Africa : Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea (suspended since 2007), Kenya, Somalia South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.

Its headquarters is based in Djibouti, with a specialized livestock technical agency, the IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD), based in Kenya.

The two Organisations will cooperate in the following areas:
(a) technical cooperation in animal health;
(b) strengthening of the veterinary services in IGAD Member States and the region’s epidemiological surveillance networking;
(c) dissemination of animal diseases information;
(d) promotion of the use of the International Animal Health Code and the standards for veterinary diagnostic tests and vaccines;
(e) exchange of information and working programmes;
(f) organization of workshops, meetings and seminars on animal diseases intelligence and risk analysis methods; and
(g) organization of workshops, meetings and seminars on the harmonization procedures for registration and control of veterinary medicines and pesticides.

Negotiations are underway with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the East African Community (EAC) for similar Cooperation Agreements.

More information :

Agreements

December 13, 2019
Read more
Share this post