Global Framework for the Progressive Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases

GF-TADs for Africa

Implementing partners at international level

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

GF-TADs

Learn more about the establishment of the Global Framework for the Progressive Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases in 2004

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-OIE 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 (OIE) 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.

The proposed revised (2019) GF-TADs Africa Regional Steering Committee (RSC) will 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), representatives of Member States through the Regional Epidemiology and Laboratory Networks’ Chairpersons, the African Members of the OIE Council and the Bureau of the OIE Regional Commission for Africa, the OIE Regional Representation, the FAO Regional Representation, representatives of the Africa Association of Veterinary Education Establishments (2A2E-V) 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).

The presidency of the GF-TADs is currently as follows :

  • President : AU (AU-IBAR)
  • Vice-president 1 : FAO (RAF/Africa)
  • Vice-President 2: OIE (First African OIE Council Member)

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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The GF-TADs Fourth Global Steering Committee meeting (GSC4) held on 18 and 19 October 2011 recommended to develop a five-year Action Plan and requested regional input before June 2012 through the GF-TADs Regional Action Plan (if available) and/or relevant GF-TADs recommendations with a background note regarding plans and activities. The last two Action Plans of the GF-TADs for the Africa Region were established for a 5-year period.

The last adopted Action Plan covered the period 2012-2016 and focused on:

  • ASF – African swine fever
  • CBPP – Contagious bovine Pleuropneumonia
  • FMD – Foot and mouth disease
  • NCD – Newcastle disease
  • PPR – Peste des petits ruminants
  • Rabies
  • RVF – Rift valley fever

Past GF-TADs for Africa accredited events and reports

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

9th Regional Steering Committee (RSC9) meeting of GF-TADs for Africa

July 09, 2014
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2012 - 2016

5-year Action Plan

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9th Steering Committee (SC9) GF-TADs for Africa. July 8 - 9, 2014. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Recommendations [en]

October 04, 2014
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8th Steering Committee (SC8) GF-TADs for Africa. June 17 - 18, 2013. Accra, Ghana Recommendations [en]

October 04, 2013
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7th Steering Committee (SC7) GF-TADs for Africa. July 16 - 17, 2012. Nairobi, Kenya [en]

October 04, 2012
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6th Steering Committee (SC6) GF-TADs for Africa. April 4 - 5, 2011. Nairobi, Kenya

April 05, 2011
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5th Steering Committee (SC5) GF-TADs for Africa. April 5 - 6th, 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Minutes and recommendations

October 04, 2010
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4th Steering Committee (SC4) GF-TADs for Africa. March 9 - 10, 2009. Nairobi, Kenya

March 10, 2009
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3rd Steering Committee (SC3) GF-TADs for Africa. April 7, 2008 Rome, Italy

March 07, 2008
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2nd Steering Committee (SC2) GF-TADs for Africa. March 27, 2007. Djibouti, Djibouti

March 27, 2007
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First Steering Committee (SC1) GF-TADs for Africa. Bamako, Mali, April 28, 2006

October 04, 2006
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FAO / OIE (GF-TADs) Inter-Regional Conference for the Horn of Africa and the Middle East on Rift Valley Fever (RVF) : New options for trade, prevention and control (April 2015, Djibouti) Aug. 2015 (English) FAO/OIE.

October 04, 2015
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Report of the FAO/OIE Inter-Regional Conference on Rift Valley Fever in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa : challenges, prevention and control. November 2012. Mombasa, Kenya

December 04, 2012
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Peste des petits ruminants - GLOBAL ERADICATION PROGRAMME - Contributing to food security, poverty alleviation and resilience. Five years (2017–2021) (January 2017) (English) FAO/OIE.

October 04, 2017
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Regional Roadmap meeting III Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) Progressive Control Pathway (PCP) Eastern Africa (3 - 5 July 2018) Entebbe, Uganda (September 2018) (English) FAO/OIE (GF-TADs).

October 04, 2018
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Regional Roadmap meeting III Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) Progressive Control Pathway (PCP) Eastern Africa (3 - 5 July 2018) Entebbe, Uganda (September 2018) (English) FAO/OIE (GF-TADs).

October 04, 2018
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