IF Project

Capacitating One Health in Eastern and Southern Africa (COHESA)

Project duration

48 Months

Start 17/12/21 End 16/12/25


Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda


Theo Knight-Jones


  • Innovation Fund
  • R&I
  • Indigenous knowledge

Threats to animal, human, plant and environment health, many of which occur at the interface of these health domains, will be addressed by looking at food systems and ecosystems through the integrated approach of One Health (OH). The operational capacities of a wide array of public and private OH stakeholders will be strengthened in the design and implementation of state-of-the-art research and innovation (R&I) activities and OH policies. Combined with a social-ecological system (SES) framework that will explicitly link health and ecosystem management with resilience, the adaptive capacity of the actors within SES will be strengthened to prevent and cope with emerging health and environmental risks.

COHESA poster

‘One Health Observatory’ website: Capacitating One Health in Eastern and Southern Africa (onehealthobservatory.org)

project website : Capacitating One Health in Eastern and Southern Africa (COHESA) (ilri.org)




Project coordinator

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya

Project partners

The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) AfriCenter, Kenya

Centre de cooperation internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD), France