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The OIE Sub-Regional Representation for Southern Africa

Southern Africa

The OIE Sub-Regional Representation for Southern Africa was established in 2005 in Gaborone (Botswana) to cover all 16 member countries of, as well as to liaise with the regional economic community, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), which also has its headquarters in Gaborone. The SADC member countries are : Angola, Botswana, Comoros (since 2017), the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The office became operational on January 1st, 2006 when the Sub-Regional Representative was appointed. It was at the time, the first sub-regional representation established by the OIE.

The current Representative is Dr. Moetapele Letshwenyo.

Botswana

Moetapele Letshwenyo

Representative

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Iceland

Olafur Valsson

Programme Officer

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Tenzin Tenzin
Bhutan

Tenzin Tenzin

Programme Officer

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Kebaneilwe Robin Mpedi
Botswana

Kebaneilwe Mpedi

Administrative and Financial Assistant

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Nomsa Thekiso
Botswana

Nomsa Thekiso

Secretary

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Location

Sub-Regional Representation for Southern Africa
Ministry of Agriculture, Plot 4701, Mmaraka Road
P.o.box 25662 Gaborone
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