Past Conferences

6th Africa Animal Welfare Conference (AAWC) - Action 2022

6th Africa Animal Welfare Conference (AAWC) - Action 2022

Dates: 31 October - 2 November 2022

Conference Venue: Travelodge Hotel, Gaborone, Botswana

Conference Theme: Animals, People and the Environment in a rapidly changing 21st Century

Conference Report - Click here to read/download the 2022 conference report

Conference Presentations

  1. Cage-Free Corporate Campaigning in Africa: Progress and Developments till Date :- by Ms. Aurelia Adhiambo, Africa Coordinator, Open Wing Alliance => View / Download
  2. Livestock Emotions, Vocalisations and Positive Welfare :- by Dr. Alan McElligott, City University of Hong Kong => View / Download
  3. Livestock Pounds in South Africa:- by Bryce Marock, Veterinary Consultant NSPCA . => View / Download
  4. The Role of National Museums in Promoting Animal Welfare :- by Esther N. Kioko (PhD) Principal research scientist and Head, Zoology Department, National Museums . => View / Download
  5. Building Human Capacity in Research Animal Sciences, Welfare and Ethics Across Africa:PAN-African Network for Laboratory Animal Science and Ethics (PAN-LASE):- by HRH Dr Josiah Kantiyok, MNIM, FICSP, FCVSN, fnimn. Chief of Zikpak (Fantswam) Chiefdom/Executive Director, JOHAN VET NETWORK => View / Download
  6. Agro-pastoralists’ willingness to pay for Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia vaccine in Kenya:- by Dr Purity Nguhiu, Kenyatta University and Dr Martin Mwirigi, Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)., => View / Download
  7. Animal Welfare in Development Cooperation Guidelines with Feedback incorporated:- by Dr Paul Ssuna, Welttierschutzstiftung (WTS) . => View / Download
  8. Keynote Speech:- by Mr Thabang L. Botshoma, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Support Services Ministry of Agriculture, Republic of Botswana => View / Download
  9. ANIMAL WELFARE, ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE:- by Philip Lymbery, Global Chief Executive Compassion in World Farming International . => View / Download
  10. Welfare Assessment of Working Donkeys: The Case of Wadi Salih District, Central Darfur State, Sudan:- by Abdelkareem Abdallah, Department of Veterinary Science, Faculty of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Gaborone, Botswana . => View / Download
  11. Animal Malnutrition as a welfare issue in Botswana:- by Prof. Othusitse Madibela, Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of Animal & Veterinary Sciences Botswana University of Agriculture & Natural Resources. . => View / Download
  12. ONE WELFARE - A Framework to improve Animal Welfare and Human Wellbeing:- by Rebeca García Pinillos, One Welfare . => View / Download
  13. Common Cause for Our Earthly Home - Religions as Allies for Animals and the Environment:- by Wolf Gordon Clifton, Executive Director, Animal People . => View / Download
  14. UNEPIntroduction to UNEP :- by Dr Abdelkader Bensada, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Ecosystem Division => View / Download
  15. The United Nations Environment Assembly / UNEA :- by Alexander Juras, Chief Civil Society Unit UNEP => View / Download
  16. Africa Major Groups’ Follow-up of UNEA 5 and Preparations for UNEA 6:- by David N. Munene, Regional Facilitator, Africa MGS to the UNEP . => View / Download
  17. Major Groups and Stakeholders Engagement at UNEP:- by Isaiah Otieno, Civil Society Unit- Governance Affairs Office- UNEP . => View / Download
  18. The Camel’s Nose is already Inside the Tent: Animal Welfare & Sustainable Development :- by Andrew N Rowan, D.Phil., WellBeing International, Potomac, USA . => View / Download
  19. ANIMAL WELFARE, A ZIMBABWEAN PERSPECTIVE:- by Dr Lawrance Dinginya, Animal Welfare Focal Point, Zimbabwe => View / Download
  20. The inter-connection of Development activities, Animal Welfare and environment:- by Dr Letlhogile Modisa, Chief of Party and Dr. Pearl Mokoka-Nawa, DVS. , => View / Download
  21. Impact of Livestock Production on Climate Change and Pandemics:- by Dr. Patrick Muinde – Research Manager, World Animal Protection . => View / Download
  22. Factory farming and Climate Change:- by Dr. Victor YAMO, Farming Campaigns Manager, World Animal Protection => View / Download
  24. 6th AAWC - Action 2022: Day Three (2 November 2022) Presentations
  25. COMPELLING CASE FOR ANIMAL WELFARE IN AFRICA:- by Dr. Kikiope Oluwarore (DVM, MSc) => View / Download
  27. Opening Remarks :- by Dr. Nick Nwankpa, Director of AU-IBAR . => View / Download
  28. Opening Remarks:- by CVO Botswana, at the 2022 AU-IBAR session, Gaborone, Nov 2, 2022 . => View / Download
  29. The Socio-economic balance sheet of Animal Welfare [ Benefits versus Losses from Animal Welfare Practices ] :- by Andrew N Rowan, D.Phil., WellBeing International, Potomac, USA . => View / Download

Conference Resolutions

  1. Urge the African Union Member States through AU-IBAR to adopt and implement animal welfare policies and legislation to address welfare concerns of farm and working animals at national, regional and continental level.
  2. Table a resolution at UNEA that recognizes animal sentience as an important consideration to be taken into account when developing policies on environment, sustainable development, regenerative production and sustainable consumption.
  3. Urge the AUC to work with academic and research institutions and other organizations to champion and to enhance One Health research in Africa and to establish and promote ethical standards in animal welfare research.
  4. Urge AU Member States through AU-IBAR to promote the inclusion of women and youth in the animal resource industry.
  5. Request AU Member States through AU-IBAR and development partners to adopt Guidelines for Incorporation of Animal Welfare in Development Cooperation Projects..
  6. Appeal to Civil Society Organizations in Africa to engage with and seek accreditation with UNEP for enhanced cooperation, information sharing and actions towards promoting animal welfare, environment and sustainable development.
  7. Urge Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and Africa governments to promote evidence-based approach interventions through research, capacity building, education and awareness on animal welfare in Africa.
  8. Call on governments, humanitarian agencies and animal welfare organizations to work together to establish and promote partnerships to address animals in disaster situations.
  9. Request AU-IBAR to work with African Union Member States to urgently invest in the development of policies, legislation and programs for implementation of Animal Welfare Strategy for Africa (AWSA).