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ENHANCING THE LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT IMPACTS IN AFRICA THROUGH THE ALIVE PARTNERSHIP

The ALive Executive Committee calls for pragmatic actions

Nairobi , Kenya

The Executive Committee (EC) of the ALive Partnership underscored the need to revitalize the Partnership with more tangible and feasible tasks that bolster the needs and desires of the Member States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs).

Dr Hameed Nuru (Galvmed) member of the Civil Society caucusCommending the achievements gained so far, the EC Meeting, which was held in Nairobi, Kenya on 3rd December 2012, under the chairmanship of Dr. Bernard Rey, former Head of Operations of the European Union Commission, advised the Secretariat to come up with result-based activities and a plan of actions for the new Triennial Action Plan covering the period from 2013 to 2015.  In his opening remarks, Dr Rey underlined the fact that, despite ALive having significantly contributed to the livestock sector, more efforts needed to be exerted to achieve the desired goal of the Platform, i.e. to enhance the contribution of the livestock sector to food security and poverty alleviation by taking advantage of the existing favourable economic and socio-political context in which the Livestock sector operates.

Dr kabore Yalace(EISMV)member of the resaerch caucusIn complementing Dr Rey’s remarks, Professor Ahmed El-Sawalhy, the Partnership’s Manager and Director of the African Union – Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR), indicated that members of the ALive community should demonstrate an individual and collective effort to seek for new ideas and policy recommendations that can help Member States and RECs tapping from livestock resources towards improved livelihoods and economic growth.

 The 20th ALive Executive Committee Meeting was attended by representatives from the World Bank, the International Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the RECs, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and EISMV representing the Research and Training Institutions, SACAU and Galvmed representing the  civil society organizations (CSOs) and  development partners.

For more information kindly click on Documentations and resolutions of the meeting.


ALIVE

ALive is a regional partnership based on a multi-stakeholders Platform to reposition the African livestock sector into the development agendas of the national, regional and international policy makers, by emphasizing its crucial impacts in terms of poverty alleviation and  sustainable economic growth and its overall contribution to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

This platform results from strong demands from the African countries, draws lessons from recent experiences ("livestock evolution") and takes into consideration rational livestock development perspectives (“livestock Revolution”).

Initiated by the World Bank (2002), it has rapidly become autonomous by gaining support and approval from the main key actors of the sector. ALive is nowadays a voluntary, shared and renowned initiative.

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