From 25 to 26 April 2023, the COHESA Project of Capacitating One Health in Eastern and Southern Africa gathers diverse national stakeholders who contribute to the One Health approach, at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala.
The objective of this workshop is to:
- Promote COHESA activities to further strengthen the One Health approach in Uganda from low to high-level stakeholders.
- Review and validate the findings from the project’s baseline study.
- Solicit constructive recommendations on way forward from the baseline study and how COHESA can incorporate those in its country plans.
Building on existing work by others, COHESA 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 in the 11 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa where the project is implemented.
One Health is an integrated, unifying approach that aims to sustainably balance and optimize the health of people, animals and ecosystems.
COHESA will help further establish and grow One Health government platforms, in order to connect countries, bridge knowledge gaps and enable them to learn from each other and become more resilient to One Health threats.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is leading the project, in partnership with the French Agriculture Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), and the International Services for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA-AfriCenter).
COHESA is one of the 12 initiatives supported by the ACP Innovation Fund, with funding from the European Union.