This project aims to generate an inclusive research and innovation ecosystem that facilitates uptake, adaptation and adoption of solutions to issues that can be addressed by a One Health approach.
The world is facing unprecedented, inter-connected threats to the health of people, animals and the environment. Addressing these threats requires cross-sectoral, system-wide approaches. This is encapsulated in the One Health concept, which recognises the interconnection of people, animals, plants, and their shared environment. In a globalized world, all nations and societies need to better manage One Health. In line with this approach, this project will build One Health capacity in eastern and southern Africa.
- Increase the relevance of One Health research and policies in eastern and southern Africa
- Enhance national and sub-regional cross-sectoral collaboration between government entities with One Health mandates and One Health stakeholders across society
- Equip educational and research institutes to train the next generation One Health workforce
- Increase the capacity of government and non-governmental stakeholders to identify and deliver One Health solutions to key problems
- Government entities with One Health mandates and One Health stakeholders across society capacitated in cross-sectoral collaboration around One Health
- Government entities capacitated in the development of evidence-based One Health strategies and policies
- National secondary, tertiary and vocational education institutes strengthened in building One Health capacity of the present and future workforce
- Research institutes capacitated in training next generation One Health researchers
- Research institutes capacitated in identification, development, adoption and delivery of One Health solutions
- Public and private service providers capacitated in identification, adoption and delivery of One Health solutions
- One Health related public-private partnerships strengthened in delivery of One Health solutions and consultation on One Health issues
- Expanded understanding of One Health and One Health approaches and the added value they bring
- Knowledge and information on One Health research and policies in east and southern Africa promoted and shared through project platforms
The project is supported by the European Union-funded Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) Research and Innovation Programme: African, Caribbean, and Pacific–European Union (ACP-EU) initiative, co-funded through ILRI and CIRAD.