WORK PROGRAMME _ COST ESTIMATE FOR NATIONAL PACE PROGRAMME OF ERITREA- FOR THE PERIOD 1 NOV 2000 TO 31 OCT 2001
African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources
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The European Commission supported the continent-wide fight against rinderpest, through the Pan African Rinderpest Campaign (PARC), which ended on 31 October 1999, after thirteen years of successful implementation. Eritrea participated in the PARC from 1993 and by June 1999, the country had declared provisional freedom from rinderpest. Implementation of PARC Eritrea ended in December 1999. The final report on PARC Eritrea was submitted to the Delegation of the European Commission in Eritrea at the end of 1999. The national livestock Promotion Project funded from the national indicated budget is still continuing expected to terminate in year 2000. The European Union and the Organization of African Unity (OAU) have developed a new programme, the Pan-African Programme for the Control of Epizootics (PACE). The PACE Programme will build on the achievements of PARC to finally eradicate rinderpest and to set up a Pan-African network for the control of epizootics. A Memorandum of Understanding, between the Regional Authorizing Officer of the European Development Fund (EDF) for the PACE Programme and the National Authorizing Officer of the EDF in Eritrea, was signed on 12 April 2000 for the sum of Euro 1, 329, 310. This indicative sum will be used to fund Eritrea's activities under its National PACE Programme, which is described in the Global Plan. The PACE Advisory Committee endorsed Eritrea's Global Plan at its first meeting in March 2000. Through the PACE Programme, the OAU/IBAR will offer a range of common technical services to the national PACE programmes. A team of regionally based technical assistants will deliver these Common Services. The team's areas of expertise include: • Communications • Economics • Epidemiology • Wildlife epidemiology • Legislation and privatization • Veterinary vaccines and laboratory diagnostics • Community-based animal health workers Other Common Services will include financial control, research and environmental monitoring.
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