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9th AHEAD–GLTFCA Working Group Meeting
4th-6th March, 2009

Venue: Xisaka Hotel, Namaacha, Mozambique

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 4th March

0900 Welcome (Francisco Pariela, Nicky Shongwe)

0905 Introductions- around the room

0920 Brief introduction to AHEAD, AHEAD-GLTFCA and background; Objectives and format of the 9th Full Working Group Meeting and adoption/adjustment of agenda (Nicky Shongwe)

0940 “The AHEAD-GLTFCA Programme: Key Questions and Conceptual Framework Revisited” Presentation, basic overview of current Framework and “As the Fences Come Down’” documents (David Cumming)

0955 “Update on the GLTP Project and Formation of the GLTFCA” (Elizabeth Mhlongo)

1010 “Progress in Addressing Animal Disease Threats (including Zoonoses) and Priorities in the GLTFCA- a JMB Conservation & Veterinary Sub-Committee Update on Challenges, Progress, Current vs. Desired Capacity” (Markus Hofmeyr, Chris Foggin, Nazare Mangueze, Roy Bengis)

1020 “A New Framework for Disease Research at SANParks” (Markus Hofmeyr)

1030 “Zimbabwe- Recent Disease Dynamics and the Status of Wildlife Conservation” (Chris Foggin)

1045 Tea/Coffee break

Introducing Ten AHEAD GLTFCA Seed Grant Awardees- What They’ll Do

(10-12 min. presentations with time for discussion)

1115 “Skills Development for Disease Monitoring in the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (GLTFCA): Capacity Building for Wildlife Disease Diagnostics” (Emily Lane, Antoinette Kotze, Rosa Costa, Mary Louise Penrith and team, National Zoological Gardens of South Africa and collaborating institutions) [seed grant]

1130 “Zoonosis at the Interface: Lion (Panthera leo) Bovine Tuberculosis Overview and Analysis Workshop” (Yolan Friedman, Brenda Daly, Markus Hofmeyr and Peter Buss, Endangered Wildlife Trust and South Africa National Parks) [seed grant]

1145 “A Comparative Study of Institutional Arrangements for Small-Scale Livestock Farmers in Communities in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area [along with an update of the CASS Community-Based Scenarios Project]” (Jeanette Manjengwa and team, University of Zimbabwe Centre for Applied Social Sciences) [seed grant]

1200 “Alternative Sustainable Futures for Post-Resettlement in the Limpopo National Park, Mozambique” (Jose Tanago, Ernesto Dimande for Ken Giller and Jessica Milgroom, Wageningen University) [seed grant]

1215 “Improvement of Village Poultry Health and Production by Communities in the Limpopo National Park Support Zone in Gaza Province, Mozambique” (Robyn Alders, Filomena dos Anjos and team, International Rural Poultry Centre, KYEEMA Foundation) [seed grant]

1230 Q & A, group discussion (Facilitated: Steve Osofsky)

1300 Lunch

Surveillance and Disease Management in the GLTFCA

1400 “Pathogens, Parks and People: The Role of Disease in TFCA Development” (Elissa Cameron, Claire Geoghegan and team, University of Pretoria Mammal Research Institute) [seed grant]

1415 “The Wildlife / Livestock Interface in the SE Lowveld of Zimbabwe: First Results on Distribution and Contacts between Wild and Domestic Ungulates” (Michel de Garine-Wichatitsky et al.)

1430 “The Wildlife / Livestock Interface in the SE Lowveld of Zimbabwe: First Results on Disease Prevalence Surveys in Wild and Domestic Ungulates” (Alexandre Caron et al.)

1445 “Haemoparasites Infecting African Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) in Kruger National Park, South Africa” (Kimberly Kanapeckas, Elissa Cameron, Vanessa Ezenwa and Anna Jolles)

1500 “The Rabies Outbreak in the Nsikasi Region of the Mpumalanga Lowveld” (Bjorn Reininghaus)

1515 “Arena Virus and Cholera: Public Health Management of New and Old Culprits” (Lucille Blumberg)

1530 Tea/Coffee break

1600 Q & A, group discussion (facilitated by Lucille Blumberg)

1630 “CORUS Project Update- Development of an Epidemiological Network for Monitoring the Dynamics of Foot and Mouth Disease within the GLTFCA and A Questionnaire for Assessing Contacts Between Kruger National Park Wildlife and Cattle“ (Ferran Jori et al.)

1645 “The FIRM Programme in Kruger National Park: An Update” (Ken Ferguson, Ferran Jori, and Laura Adam)

1700 Q & A, group discussion (Facilitator: Nicky Shongwe)

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 5th March

Communications at Different Scales

0830 “The Critical Role that Local Media Production and Dissemination Can Play in Facilitating Communication about Human Health and Wildlife Conservation” (David Weiner)
Talk available at: http://www.incef.org/incef-presents-2009-ahead-conference-mozambique

0900 “Community Theatre as a Communications and Outreach Tool to Support Local Level Scenario Planning Initiatives within the GLTFCA” (Kule Chitepo, Chunky Phiri, Webster Whande and team, Resource Africa) [seed grant]

0915 “AHEAD’s Use of the World Wide Web and Related Tools: Fodder for Discussion” (Steve Osofsky)

0930 Panel Discussion with Q & A: Do we need more and / or better: are approaches to communications among TFCA stakeholders adequate? (Panelists: Nicky Shongwe, Madyo Couto, Kule Chitepo, Michael Murphree, Raoul du Toit, David Weiner, and other volunteers)

Climate and Other Environmental Change and ‘One Health’

0945 “Climate Change, Biodiversity, Health and Livelihoods: A One Health Approach” (Mike Kock)

1000 “Crocodiles and the Great Limpopo TFCA- Sentinels for River Basin Health?” (Danie Pienaar, Danny Govender)

1015 Q & A, group discussion (Facilitator: Mike Kock)

1030 Tea/Coffee break

Livelihoods and Governance in a Transboundary Context

1100 “Balancing Ecotourism And Livestock Production- Implications For Livelihoods And The Environment” (Cheryl McCrindle and Petronella Chaminuka, University of Pretoria and Wageningen University) [seed grant]

1115 “Land Use Alternatives and Livelihood Viability in Ecosystems at Risk of Emergent Animal Diseases” (Brian Child, Gregory Parent and Jessica Musengezi, University of Florida) [seed grant]

1130 “Governance: Assessing Accountability and Livelihood Impacts for CBNRM Success: An Update” (Gregory Parent, Brian Child)

1145 Q&A, group discussion (Facilitator: Nicky Shongwe)

1200 “The CESVI Programme: Addressing Transboundary Livelihoods in the GLTFCA” (Paolo Caroli)

1215 “The LOCAL Initiative: New Partnerships for Wildlife-Based Land Use in the Lowveld Region of Zimbabwe” (Raoul du Toit)

1230 “The Mnisi Community Programme: An Integrated Interface Programme” (Nick Kriek, Richard Burroughs)

1245 Q & A, group discussion (Facilitator: Nicky Shongwe)

1300 Lunch

1400 "Livelihood Dynamics in the Limpopo National Park Multiple Use Zone" (Nícia I. Givá)

1415 “Identifying Priority Conservation Areas in Mozambique: Preliminary Results for the Great Limpopo TFCA” (Bob Smith, Cornelio Ntumi)

Human / Wildlife Conflict in the GLTFCA

1430 “Holistic Predator Management as a Component of the Conservation Economy” (Bool Smuts)

1445 “Human / Wildlife Conflict Mitigation Strategies in the GLTFCA Context” (Malvern Karidozo)

1500 “Communities, Human / Wildlife Conflict, and Win-Win Opportunities in the GLTFCA” (Livingstone Maluleke)

1515 “Socioeconomic Costs of Predation and Diseases at the Wildlife / Livestock Interface along the North Western Boundary of the Kruger National Park” (Petronella Chaminuka)

1530 Tea/Coffee break and GROUP PHOTO

1615 Group Discussion on Human / Wildlife Conflict, with an emphasis on key gaps in current mitigation efforts (Facilitator: David Cumming, Nicky Shongwe)

Adjourn for dinner (dinner provided by WCS) - Please come back for early start on Day 3!

Day Three: Friday 6th March

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

0845 Brief informal presentations / poster presentations / updates by proponents of other concepts / projects developed so far / ideas arising from microflights sessions, etc. (Facilitator: David Cumming)

0915 Sustainability, the AHEAD GLTFCA Working Group and institutional arrangments: brainstorming on ideas for bringing other donors to the table, etc. Q & A, group discussion. (Steve Osofsky, Nicky Shongwe, David Cumming)

0930 “Exploring Future Ecosystem Services: A Scenario Planning Approach to Uncertainty in the South East Lowveld of Zimbabwe” (Cees Leeuwis, Chaka Chirozva and team, Wageningen University) [seed grant]

0945 “Scenario Planning and the Amalinda Stories” (Mike Kock, Mike Murphree)

1000 “The Crocodile Scenarios” (Mike Murphree, Danie Pienaar)

1015 “Five+ Years of AHEAD-GLTFCA” (Nicky Shongwe)

1100 Tea/Coffee break, check out

1145 Next steps, actions and responsibilities (Facilitator: Nicky Shongwe)

1200 Next meetings and Annual WG Meeting in 2010- where, volunteer host(s), funding? (Facilitator: Nicky Shongwe)

1215 Thanks and closure (lunch provided)

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