May 2003 - December 2006 : Regional technical advisor

European Development Fund (EDF) project 7/ACP-RPR-744/745

Pan-African programme for the Control of Epizootics (PACE)
Regional Coordination Unit for West and Central Africa,
Bamako, Mali

Position : Regional technical advisor for 10 west and central African countries : Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Congo and DRC.


  • Technical support to the national coordinators of the 10 national PACE programmes;

    Technical assistance related to the four thrusts of the PACE programme : institutionnal strengthening of veterinary services (including legislation), global rinderpest eradication programme, strengthening of veterinary services to livestock owners (promoting private veterinary practice) and improving control of other major epizootics (CBPP, Peste des Petits Ruminants, African Swine Fever, Rift Valley Fever, Lumpy Skin Disease, Foot-and-Mouth disease...);

    Emergency assistance for disease outbreaks (rinderpest alert Mauritania 2003, bird flu Nigeria 2006);

    Development of epidemiosurveillance networks and disease preparedness plans (contingency planning);

    Improving disease reporting, database management and disease information systems (GIS and ARIS);

    Improving communication from and towards stakeholders;

    General assistance related to programme/office management and financial management, according to EDF guidelines;

    Monitoring and evaluation of programme progress and management;

    Pursuing regional integration of programme activities in neighbouring countries.

Supporting agencies Donor agencies

African Union (AU)
Inter-african Bureau for Animal Resources (IBAR),
Nairobi, Kenya.

GTZ International Services,
Eschborn (Frankfurt), Germany

European Development Fund (EDF),
European Commission,
Brussels, Belgium

More information


The Pan African-Programme for the Control of Epizootics (PACE) aimed at strengthening and establishing sustainable animal disease surveillance in sub-Saharan Africa. The programme, covered 32 sub-Saharan countries and was coordinated through the African Union/Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU/IBAR).

Euro 77 million, main donor European Commission and other donors were: FAO, UK, USA, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland.
Period: 2000-2007
Countries: 32.


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