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  • 1. Global African Swine Fever Research Alliance Fighting African Swine Fever Together
  • 2. The research pipeline: why research is important Basic Research Applied Research Translational Research Technology Transfer DISCOVERY ED FD LAUNCH Vaccines Diagnostics Scientific Information Modeling Epidemiology Biosecurity Countermeasures Pathogenesis Transmission
  • 3. Fighting African Swine Fever Together GARA: A network of Research Collaborations
  • 4. Future Strategic GARA Collaborations? • Uganda • Tanzania • South Africa • Republic of Georgia • Armenia • Ukraine • Russia • Portugal • Spain • China • United States • United Kingdom • Australia • Vietnam • South Korea • China Fighting African Swine Fever Together
  • 5. Launch of GARA • GARA Vision and Mission • Strategic Goals • Membership • Structure • Communication • Research Collaborations Fighting African Swine Fever Together
  • 6. Vision of GARA A coordinated global research alliance enabling the progressive control and eradication of ASF Fighting African Swine Fever Together
  • 7. Mission of GARA To establish and sustain global research partnerships that will generate scientific knowledge and tools to contribute to the successful prevention, control and where feasible eradication of African Swine Fever Fighting African Swine Fever Together
  • 8. Strategic Goals of GARA • Goal 1. Identify research opportunities and facilitate collaborations within the Alliance • Goal 2. Conduct strategic and multi-disciplinary research to better understand ASF • Goal 3. Determine social and economic drivers and impact of ASF • Goal 4. Develop novel and improved tools to support the prevention and control of ASF • Goal 5. Determine the impact of ASF prevention and control tools • Goal 6. Serve as a communication and technology sharing gateway for the global ASF research community and stakeholders Fighting African Swine Fever Together
  • 9. Membership Any organization interested in enabling the GARA vision and mission is encouraged to join the alliance. There are three membership options: 1. GARA Partner. ASF research organization that has signed the GARA Memorandum of Understanding 2. GARA Collaborator. Organization that collaborates on a research project with a GARA member 3. GARA Stakeholder. Organization that benefits, shares , or supports the GARA mission Fighting African Swine Fever Together
  • 10. GARA – Proposed Structure • Executive Committee – GARA partners that have signed the GARA MoU – One research institute/GARA partner per country? – GARA Leader schedules executive committee meetings – Rotating leadership – GARA partner institution leads GARA for two years • Stakeholders? – OIE, FAO, MERIAL, GALVMED, National Pork Board, etc • Sponsors? – European Commission, USDA-NIFA, NSF, Gates Foundation, Wellcome trust, etc Fighting African Swine Fever Together
  • 11. GARA Communication: GARA Brochure and Web Site • Brochure • Pictures, logos, vision, mission, strategic objectives • Powerpoint ppt available • Website – ARS will establish (provide domain site) – Links to all member institutes web sites – Lists of collaborations and scientists’ – Other resources (methods?) – Meeting reports (gap analysis) – Mailing lists Fighting African Swine Fever Together
  • 12. Selection of GARA Leadership: 2013 - 2015 • Nominations – Agricultural Research Council (ARC), Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute (OVI), South Africa • GARA Leader – Levio Heath, Head, Transboundary Animal Diseases Research Program Fighting African Swine Fever Together
  • 13. Launch of GARA 2013 Action Items • Set up GARA website: USDA-ARS: Cyril G. Gay • Draft MoU and distribute among members for signature : USDA- ARS: Cyril G. Gay • Distribute GARA presentation to all participants: USDA-ARS: Cyril G. Gay • Organize executive committee meeting: ARC-OVI Livio Heath • Organize next GARA scientific meeting: ARC-OVI Livio Health, Leader, GARA Executive Committee • Coordinate ASF meetings : GARA Executive Committee • Produce report of ASF gap analysis workshop – group leaders + participants for Epidemiology, Virology, Vaccines and Diagnostics • Identify and provide Livio Health list of ASF research projects at each institute
  • 14. Questions/Comments/Discussion Fighting African Swine Fever Together

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