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28th Annual Conference

 

ETHIOPIAN VETERINARY ASSOCIATION (EVA)
የኢትዮጵያእንስሳትሐኪሞችማኅበር (ኢእሐማ)

Ethiopian Veterinary Association to hold its 28th Annual Conference from 5-6 September 2014 at the UN-ECA Conference Center

The Ethiopian Veterinary Association which is one of the Pioneer Professional Associations in Ethiopia is going to hold its 28th Annual Conference from 5th to 6th September, 2014 at the United Nations-Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA) Conference Centre. The Theme of the conference is ”RATIONALIZATION AND PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PARTENRSHIPS FOR EFFECTIVE IMPLIMENTATION OF LIVESTOCK SERVICES".

The Conference will be officially opend by H. E. Dr G/Egziabher G/Yohannes, State Minister for Livestock Development Sector and will be a platform for more than 700 local and international experts in the realm of veterinary medicine, animal production, public health and other relevant fields. Senior government officials representing the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Parliamentarians, Chief Veterinary Officer of the Country, International and local development partners, public and private veterinary service and product providers, academia, research institutes, laboratories, drug and vaccine producing and/or distributing centers and other relevant stakeholders will take part. The conference will be conducted with the anticipation of active participation and vital inputs for realizing the set objectives and goals; with due emphasis to strengthen the veterinary service of the country through rationalization of the service and introduction of public and private partnership in animal health service delivery.

The GOAL of the Annual Conference is to: i) Lobby and advocate for immediate approval and implementation of veterinary privatization policy road map; ii) Lobby and advocate for immediate approval and endorsement of the legal frame work for the establishment of a veterinary statutory body which regulates the profession and uphold professional ethics; and iii) Advocate for public private partnership for the betterment of the livestock sector.

The OBJECTIVES are: i) Examine the current status of the veterinary services in Ethiopia and substantively deliberate on its quality and standards; ii) Investigate challenges and opportunities in animal health services and to identify priority areas of intervention to enhance quality and efficiency in the service; iii) To inform policy debate on rationalization of livestock services using evidence based studies and assessments; iV) Produce, collect, collate and disseminate knowledge materials in electronic and print forms to boost up public awareness on rationalization of animal health services; and v) To earn and share experiences from elsewhere regarding the role of veterinary privatization and establishment of statutory body in strengthening national veterinary system and promoting benefits from the livestock sector.

The EXPECTED OUTPUTs of the conference are: i) Challenges and opportunities in animal health delivery systems will be discussed and recommendations for inter-sectoral partnerships will be made; ii) Position statements on the rationalization and public-private partnerships in livestock services will be articulated; iii) Deliberations of the conference will be consolidated, vital lessons extracted and summarized as a booklet; iv) The papers presented on the conference and on the rationalization of animal health services will be compiled and published on conference proceedings both in CD ROM and papers and disseminated to relevant bodies; v) The biannual editions of the Ethiopian Veterinary Journal (EVJ) will be published and distributed; vi) The Ethiopian Veterinary Bulletin will be published and distributed; vii) A package of various sensitization materials on rationalization of animal health services will be developed and distributed; viii) Public awareness on the rationalization of animal health services will be increased; and ix) Visibility of the EU-funded LVC-PPD project will be promoted.




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