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Workshop 2022
2022 Namibia MAWLR-MEFT Workshop Homepage Agenda Photo Gallery

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Livestock, Wildlife & Livelihoods in the Kavango & Zambezi Regions:
Ways Forward in the KAZA Context

A MAWLR-MEFT-hosted workshop, in collaboration with AHEAD & WWF

Katima Mulilo, Namibia, September 26-27, 2022

Blue linked items indicate available PDFs of presentations

Arrival Day – 25 September 2022

17:30

Registration

 

Day One – 26 September 2022

TIME

SESSION/ACTIVITY/PRESENTATION TITLE [SESSION CHAIR]

PRESENTER

7:30

Morning registration opens; tea & coffee available

 

 

SETTING THE SCENE [Chair: Colgar Sikopo]

 

8:00

Welcome Remarks

Albertina Shilongo

8:10

Around the Room Introductions

All

8:20

Purpose and Objectives of the Workshop

Steve Osofsky

8:30

The Importance of a Diversified Economy in the Kavango & Zambezi Regions

Kenneth Uiseb

8:45

From the MCC-supported CBT Pilot Project to the State of CBT Today: A Decade of Lessons Learned

Thimoteus Kativa

9:10

Beauty and the Beef: Achieving Compatibility Between Wildlife Conservation and Livestock Production (short film)

Steve Osofsky

9:30

CBT Then and Now: Reflections and Moderated Discussion, including audience Q & A

Alaster Samkange, Thimoteus Kativa, Frank Chitate, Jacques van Rooyen

10:00

TEA / COFFEE BREAK

 

 

SECURING ANIMAL HEALTH AT THE LIVESTOCK / WILDLIFE INTERFACE [Chair: Albertina Shilongo]

 

10:30

Challenges to Managing FMD in the Red Zone of Namibia

Albertina Shilongo

10:45

Importance of Surveillance & Vaccination for Managing FMD

Mokganedi Mokopasetso, Siegfried Khaiseb

11:00

Overview of CBPP & FMD in the Kavango & Zambezi Regions & Proposed Ways Forward

Joseph Kapapero, Frank Chitate

11:15

Wildlife Health in KAZA: A Perspective from Namibia

Janine Sharpe

11:30

Herding for Health: Towards Better Integration of the Livestock and Wildlife Sectors

Jacques van Rooyen

11:45

Overview of Updated (2021) "Guidelines on Commodity-Based Trade Approaches for Managing Foot and Mouth Disease Risk in Beef in the SADC Region"

Shirley Atkinson, Mary-Louise Penrith

12:00

A Perspective from the Meat Board: Expanding Markets & Applied Research to Support CBT

Desmond Cloete, Freddy Samuntu

12:15

Q & A, Facilitated Discussion

 

12:45

LUNCH

 

 

LANDSCAPE CONNECTIVITY AS A FOUNDATION FOR SECTORAL RESILIENCE IN THE KAVANGO & ZAMBEZI REGIONS [Chair: Nyambe Nyambe]

 

14:00

KAZA and Connectivity: Why Wildlife Corridors Matter, Challenges in Securing Them

Erdwin Muradzikwa

14:15

Enabling Elephant Movements Lessens Conflict: Thinking Through Macro & Micro Corridors

Anna Songhurst

14:30

Zambezi Region as a Key to Wildlife Dispersal in KAZA: The Way Forward for Bwabwata National Park

Colgar Sikopo

14:50

Q & A, Facilitated Discussion

 

15:05

TEA / COFFEE BREAK

 

15:20

Mobile Kraals and Other Management Approaches to Human-Wildlife Conflict Mitigation

Lise Hanssen

15:35

Prospects, Challenges & Opportunities for Community Conservation in KAZA: Examples from Namibia

Russell Taylor

15:50

Q & A, Facilitated Discussion

 

16:00

ADJOURN & GROUP PHOTO

 

18:30

GROUP DRINKS & DINNER – All Participants, Protea Hotel

 



Day Two – 27 September 2022

 

RETHINKING FENCES IN THE KAZA CONTEXT [Chair: Kenneth Uiseb]

PRESENTER

8:00

Recap of Day 1

Steve Osofsky

8:15

An Historical Perspective on Fencing in Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe vs. Sustainable Ways Forward for Wildlife & Livestock in KAZA

Russell Taylor

8:30

The Role of Subclinical Cattle in Spreading FMD: Is Blaming Buffalo...Bull?

Mary-Louise Penrith, Mokganedi Mokopasetso

8:45

Livestock, Wildlife & Diversified Livelihoods: Lessons from Ngamiland, Botswana

Letlhogile Modisa

9:00

Herding for Health: Lessons from Mozambique (short film)

Jacques van Rooyen

9:15

Securing Connectivity Across KAZA: Assessment of Fencing Impacts on Wildlife along the Botswana / Namibia Border

Steve Osofsky, Shirley Atkinson

9:30

Q & A, Discussion

 

10:00

TEA / COFFEE BREAK

 

 

COLLABORATIVE DISEASE RISK ASSESSMENT [Chair: Siegfried Khaiseb]

 

10:30

Towards a More Holistic Approach to Assessing Costs & Benefits of Veterinary Cordon Fences

Steve Osofsky

10:40

Exploring Fence Decommissioning: Approaches to Disease Risk Assessment for Science-Based Decision-Making

Laura Rosen

11:00

Plenary Discussion: Ingredients for a Collaborative Approach to Conducting Disease Risk Assessments Regarding the Border Fences with Botswana (instructions to be provided)

Nidhi Ramsden, Laura Rosen (facilitators)

13:00

LUNCH

 

 

SPECIAL TOPICS SESSION [Facilitator: Nidhi Ramsden
Drawing from the meeting's deliberations, and taking advantage of available expertise, three topics will be selected by attendees (based on dot-voting) for more in-depth group discussion and debate. Attendees will select which of the three concurrent group sessions to join, and groups will present their findings in plenary. Meeting next steps will also be discussed.

 

14:00

Breakout Group Session, Selected Topics:

  • Future of Bwabwata National Park: Progress on Resolving Issues & Next Steps
  • Securing Wildlife Corridors
  • Commodity-Based Trade: Requirements & Overcoming Market Resistance

Nidhi Ramsden (facilitator)

15:30

TEA / COFFEE BREAK

 

15:45

Breakout Groups Present Findings, Q&A, Discussion

Nidhi Ramsden (facilitator)

16:30

Summary of Key Next Steps

Steve Osofsky

16:45

Closing Remarks

Albertina Shilongo, Colgar Sikopo

17:00

ADJOURN

 


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