4th Africa Animal Welfare Conference – Action 2020
Theme: Animal Welfare, Wildlife and Environmental Conservation for Sustainable Development in Africa: Enhancing Nature-Based Solutions

 Virtual Conference, September 7- 10 2020

Draft Programme

Time is indicated as EAT (East African Time), GMT + 3

Conference Moderator: Josiah Ojwang

  • Day 1 - Monday September 7 2020

    OPENING SESSION

    3.00-3.10 pm => Conference Overview and Objectives

    3.10-3.30 pm => Theme Exposition

    3.30-3.45 pm => Welcome Remarks

                                   - ANAW

                                   - AU-IBAR

                                    - UNEP

    3.45-4.00 pm => Good will Messages


                                   - The Donkey Sanctuary

                                   - Animal People

    4.00 -4.30 pm => Official Opening and Keynote Address-Chief Guest

    4.30-4.40 pm => Group photo

    4.40-5.00 pm => Break

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    SESSION 1: Farm Animal Welfare

    5.00- 5.20 pm => A Case Study of Global Campaigns Against Caged-Poultry Farming

    5.20-5.40 pm => Presentation 2: Towards banning caged poultry farming in Kenya

    5.40-6.00 pm => Presentation 3: Factory Farming: The Paradox between Increasing Productivity & Animal Welfare, which Way Forward?

    6.00-6.10 pm => Break

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    6.10-6.30 pm => Presentation 4: The Donkey Sanctuary

    6.30-6.50 pm => Presentation 5: The Donkey Sanctuary

    6.50-7.10 pm => Presentation 6: TBC

    7.10-7.40 pm => Plenary/Summary of Day One

    ******End of Day One******

  • Day 2 - Tuesday September 8 2020

    SESSION 2: United Nations Session-Part 1

    3.00-5.00 pm => About UNEP

                              Accreditation and Civil Society Engagement

    SESSION 3: Food Security and Food Systems

    5.00-5.20 pm => An Analysis of the place of natural solutions in food systems and food security in Africa

    5.20-5.40 pm => Compassion in World Farming

    5.40-6.00 pm => Using nature-based solutions to tackle Food Security Challenges in Africa

    6.00 -6.10 pm => Break

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    6.10-6.30 pm => Animal welfare and food safety in Africa: exploring natural solutions

    6.30 -6.50 pm => A Well-Fed World

    6.50-7.10 pm => TBC

    8.00-9.00 p.m => Special Event
                                 
    Academic Roundtable

    ****** End of Day Two ******

  • Day 3 - Wednesday September 9 2020

    SESSION 4: United Nations Session -Part 2

    3.00-4.00 pm => UNEP Response to COVID-19: Zoonotic Diseases Vis a Vis Environmental Degradation

    SESSION 5: Education, Innovation, Research and Learning

    4.00-4.20 pm => Powering Conservation Education Programmes for Children

    4.20 -4.40 pm => Strengthening animal welfare in Africa through formal education and training - The WTS VETS UNITED experience

    4.40-5.00 pm => Using nature-based solutions to tackle Food Security Challenges in Africa

    5.00-5.10 => Break

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    5.10 -5.30 pm => Animal welfare, environment, human health and technology: Why replacing animal experimentation is part of sustainable development

    5.30-5.50 pm => Digital innovation Technology: Use of digital social media platforms for information dissemination in the donkey skin trade campaign

    5.50-6.00 pm => Break

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    SESSION 6: Wildlife Health, Conservation and Management

    6.00-6.20 pm => The role of Communication in Environmental Conservation and Animal Welfare

    6.20-6.40 pm => Covid-19 Pandemic and Animal Welfare in Africa: Lessons for the Future

    6.40-7.00 pm => Precision Wildlife Monitoring; real-time and fully automated monitoring of wildlife on welfare, health, position and habits

    8.00-9.00 p.m => Break

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    7.10-7.30 pm => Animal welfare and human health: a case study of the harvesting and consumption of bush meat

    7.30-7.50 pm => Post-Covid Advocacy on Animal Issues

    7.50-8.10 pm => TBC

    ****** End of Day Three******

  • Day 4 - ThursdaySeptember 10 2020

    SESSION 7:  Animal Welfare and Environment: The Development Nexus                                                                

    3.00-3.20 pm => Animal People

    3.20-3.40 pm => Animal People

    3.40-4.00 pm => Environmental Justice and Development in Africa

    4.00-4.10 pm => Break

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    4.10-4.30 pm => Animal Welfare, Environmental Conservation and Development: The Delicate Balance

    4.30-4.50 pm => Rapid Infrastructural Development in Africa: Impacts on Animals and the Environment

    4.50-5.10 pm => Donkeys in farming systems and livelihood support in East Africa

    5.50-6.00 pm => Break

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    SESSION 8: Animal Law Discussions

    5.20-5.40 pm => Protecting Farmed Animals Under the Law

    5.40-6.00 pm=> Animal Welfare and Supply Chains: Where human health and animal well-being collide

    SESSION 9: CONCLUSION AND WAY FORWARD

    6.00-6.40 pm => Conference Resolutions

    6.40-7.00 pm => Vote of Thanks

    7.00-7.30 pm => Closing Ceremony-Guest

    ****** End of Conference ******


AAW Conference

Africa Animal Welfare Conference is an annual conference co-hosted by Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW) in collaboration with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and African Union InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) for professionals and practitioners, coming together to discuss issues that cut across animal welfare, wildlife and environmental conservation.

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