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8th AHEAD–GLTFCA Working Group Meeting
5th-7th March, 2008

Venue: Ingwenyama Conference and Sport Resort,
White River, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

NOTE: Listed presenters of technical topics are kindly asked to prepare a one to two page summary ahead of time and circulate these and any additional material before the meeting, or have materials ready to distribute at the start of the meeting. Thank you in advance for your time and contribution.

Blue linked items indicate available PDFs of presentations

Day One: Wednesday 5th March

0900 Welcome (Nicky Shongwe, Piet Theron)

0905 Introductions- around the room

0920 Brief introduction to AHEAD, AHEAD-GLTFCA and background; Objectives and format of the 8th Full Working Group Meeting and adoption/adjustment of agenda (Nicky Shongwe)

0945 “The AHEAD-GLTFCA Programme: Key Questions and Conceptual Framework Revisited” Presentation, basic overview of current Framework document (David Cumming)

1000 “Update on the GLTP Project and formation of the GLTFCA, including an update on status of major fences (up, down, or in between?)” (Piet Theron)

1020 “Progress in addressing animal disease threats (including zoonoses) and priorities in the GLTFCA- a JMB Conservation & Veterinary Sub-Committee Update on Challenges and Progress” (Roy Bengis, Chris Foggin, Markus Hofmeyr, Nazare Mangueze), with time for group discussion

1045 Tea/Coffee break

1115 “Current challenges and progress in the South East Lowveld, and the Lowveld Wildlife Association” (Raoul du Toit)

1130 “South Africa / Mozambique collaboration on animal disease surveys: progress update” (Peter Buss, Markus Hofmeyr, Lin-Mari de Klerk, Nazare Mangueze, Carlos Lopez Pereira, Roy Bengis, Louis van Schalkwyk, Danny Govender)

1145 “Skills development for animal disease monitoring in the GLTFCA” (Emily Lane, Rosa Costa)

1200 “Surveillance systems – challenges and lessons learned from a human health perspective” (Rose Mulumba)

1215 “GIS – the power, the potential and the requisite preparation” (Craig Beech)

1250 Q & A, group discussion on above, implications for current work and priorities (facilitated by David Cumming)

1300 Lunch

1400 “The EPISTIS programme – using remote sensing to manage disease at the wildlife – livestock interface” (Louis van Schalkwyk)

1420 “Foot and mouth disease control in and around Limpopo National Park: Initiatives aimed at integrated control” (Florência Cipriano, Gavin Thomson)

1440 “The CORUS Project – Development of an epidemiological network for
monitoring the dynamics of foot and mouth disease within the GLTFCA” (Ferran Jori et al.)

1455 “CIRAD and South East Lowveld wildlife and domestic animal health projects: an update” (Michel de Garine-Wichatitsky, Alexandre Caron)

1510 “Commodity-based trade – new opportunities for economic activity in the GLTFCA” (Gavin Thomson)

1525 Q&A, group discussion (facilitated by Nicky Shongwe, Roy Bengis)

1545 Tea/Coffee break

1615 “An evaluation of the west-southern fence of Kruger National Park and its implications in animal health control at the wildlife/livestock interface: Preliminary results” (Ferran Jori et al.)

1630 “The spatial dynamics of wildlife populations across and along Kruger National Park fences: the FIRM approach” (Ken Ferguson)

1645 “Fencing: what do we know, what do we need to know?” (Presentation and facilitated discussion, Michelle Gadd)

1730 Brief review of progress, outline of tomorrow’s programme and break for evening (Facilitator: Cumming) Adjourn for dinner (dinner provided by WCS)- Please come back for early start on Day 2!

1830 Microflights: a voluntary, relaxed and informal session to air and share proposals, ideas, news, etc.

Day Two: Thursday 6th March

0830 “Update on The Kruger Scenarios project, other scenarios work” (Michael Murphree)

0845 “CASS community-based scenarios (IDRC) project update” (Chaka Chirozva, Shylock Muyengwa)

0900 “Governance, accountability, and CBNRM in Southern Africa- lessons learned, and ways forward” (Patricia Mupeta)

0920 “Competing claims on natural resources – overcoming mismatches in resource use through a multi-scale perspective” (Jens Andersson)

0935 “Courting the rain: what role for resettlement as a development initiative?” (Jessica Milgroom)

0950 “Biomimicry – lessons in sustainability from nature” (Claire Janisch)

1020 Tea/Coffee break

1100 “Human zoonoses – an introduction to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases” (Lucille Blumberg)

1115 “The Impact of HIV/AIDS on agriculture and food security: focus on household vulnerability in Limpopo Province” (Petronella Chaminuka, L. K. Debusho, F. Anim, S. Nqangweni)

1130 “A gender perspective on food security: moving from food security to food sovereignty in Africa” (Edith Wanjohi)

1145 “Trends and Transitions in the Agincourt Health and Demographic Surveillance Site” (Wayne Twine)

1200 “Implications of rising levels of HIV/AIDS for the management of common property resources” (Wayne Twine, Lori Hunter, Laura Patterson)

1215 “Promotion of HIV/AIDS mitigation and wildlife conservation through improved village poultry production- examples from southern Africa” (Robyn Alders, Filomena dos Anjos)

1230 Q & A, group discussion (Facilitator: Nicky Shongwe)

1300 Lunch

1400 “SELCORE, the IUCN / CESVI project and the Resilience Alliance project concept for the South East Lowveld” (David Cumming)

1415 “Progress on and process for the conceptual planning and development of a Wildlife Veterinary Department for Mozambique” (Nazare Mangueze, Madyo Couto, Mike Kock, Michael Murphree)

1430 Tea/Coffee break and GROUP PHOTO

1530 Working sessions on “problems that need solving” – break-out group themes TBD by participants

1700 Brief review of progress, outline of tomorrow’s programme and break for evening (Facilitator: Cumming) Adjourn for dinner (dinner provided by WCS)- Please come back for early start on Day 3!

1830 More microflights: a voluntary, relaxed and informal session to air and share proposals, ideas, news, etc.

Day Three: Friday 7th March

0830 Plenary session: report back from Day 2’s afternoon working sessions, discussion, and feedback on other sessions from Day 2 (Facilitator: Nicky Shongwe)

0900 “Overview of the new AHEAD GLTFCA Seed Grants Program, including plans for a peer review process, ideas for bringing other donors to the table, Q & A, group discussion.” (Steve Osofsky, Nicky Shongwe)

0930 “Brief informal presentations / updates by proponents of other concepts / projects developed so far / ideas arising from microflights session and perspectives offered by the Lindsay overview report” (Facilitators: Cumming, Theron)

1030 “Whose house is it anyway? – the role of theatre in communication” (Nicholas Ellenbogen)

1020 Tea/Coffee break

1130 “Institutional commitments to the programme and institutional arrangements: status of ‘letters of collaboration,’ etc.” (Facilitator: David Cumming)

1145 “Need for a core AHEAD GLTFCA steering group- is now the time?” (Nicky Shongwe, Steve Osofsky, et al.) and group discussion (Facilitator: David Cumming)

1200 Next steps, actions and responsibilities (Facilitator: Nicky Shongwe)

1230 Next meetings (incl. of “Steering” or “Core” Group? Annual meeting in Feb/March 2009? Also- IUCN WCC in Oct. ‘08)- when, where, and seeking volunteer hosts? (Facilitator: Nicky Shongwe)

1300 Thanks and closure (lunch provided)

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