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  • 1. OIE Collaborating Centre for Training in Integrated Livestock andWildlife Health and Management, Onderstepoort
  • 2. Presenter: Prof Koos Coetzer Deputy Dean: Research, Postgraduate Studies and Internationalization Faculty of Veterinary Science University of Pretoria
  • 3. Transfrontier Parks
  • 4. ContextCurrent trends:• Development of TFCAs with major focus on wildlife and culturally based tourism• Infrastructure development and removal of fences (and other barriers) to encourage tourism and restore mobility of wildlife over larger landscapes• High expectations for tourism development and wealth generation on the part of governments, parks agencies and TFCA residents  But, serious wildlife, livestock and associated human and resource use issues remain to be addressed across national and land use boundaries
  • 5. Consortium Partner InstitutionsThe activities of the proposed collaborating Centre will be supportedby the following institutions:• Lead Institution: Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, UP, SA (Contact person: Prof JAW Coetzer)• University of Pretoria (Centre for Veterinary Wildlife Studies, Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development)• Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute (OVI), SA• Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp• National Institute for Communicable Diseases, SA• Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, SA• Others in SADC?
  • 6. Development of the Centre• Proposal - OIE Collaboration Centre 29 January 2009• African Commission 24 February 2009• International Commission of the OIE 26 May 2009• Arusha: Veterinary Deans and Registrars of the SADC region 2 – 4 September 2009• Regional OIE office, Gaborone, Botswana 11 – 14 September 2009• SADC Foot-and-mouth disease project and OIE regional office, Gaborone, Botswana 2 – 3 November 2009• Workshop: Clarify issues of development and implementation of OIE Collaborating Centre 11 November 2009
  • 7. OIE Collaborating Centre forTraining in Integrated Livestock and Wildlife Health and Management Focus: One Health Online modular training • MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health) • Certificated and credit-bearing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities Target groups Animal, human and environmental health officers
  • 8. OIE Collaborating Centre for Training in Integrated Livestock and Wildlife Health and Management Focus: One Health Online modular trainingThe new MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health) and CPD opportunities support thebuilding of capacity of a new generation of professionals to meet the challenges and issues at the livestock/wildlife/human/ecosystem interface (One Health approach) including aspects of emerging, re-emerging and transboundary diseases, zoonoses, public health and food safety, ecosystem health and policy
  • 9. OIE Collaborating Centre forTraining in Integrated Livestock and Wildlife Health and Management CPD Programmes / Packages • Free access to fact sheets • Register for online, certificated and credit-bearing CPD courses • Online assessment (quizzes) for CPD points (South African Veterinary Council) • Content developed by world-renowned experts • Resources include a range of high-quality audio-visual materials e.g. video clips and animations In collaboration with the Institute of Tropical Medicine
  • 10. Development of the HUB PRINT Programme: CPD Veterinary Information HUB Re-packagingDate: 2007 - 2009 SADC & otherFocus: Animal Health and Animal Production Institutions or SADC – Regional programme individuals (Development & Implementation) MSc and CPD OIE Collaborating Centre for Training in Integrated Livestock and Wildlife Health and Management• Modular Web-based MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases)• CPD modules in Tropical Animal Health• New modules developed Questions • Branding? • Embedded in UP?
  • 11. OIE Collaborating Centre for Training inIntegrated Livestock and Wildlife Health and Management Focus: Integrated disease management at the wildlife / livestock / human interface • One Health (Background, Introduction and Concepts) Objectives / Outcomes: • Quality livelihoods • Optimal animal health and production • Rural development • Ecosystem health • Biodiversity • Food security • Sustainability
  • 12. OIE Collaborating Centre for Training inIntegrated Livestock and Wildlife Health and Management CPD Programmes / Packages: Livestock health, management and Wildlife health, management and production production Emerging and re-emerging Zoonoses diseases Ecosystem health Arthropod vectors Trade and marketing of animal Public health / Food safety commodities and products Welfare Health management tools Policy
  • 13. Livestock health, management and productionLivestock health, management and production Introduction: background, concepts, context Livestock production Poultry production High impact diseases Selected helminths Animal health management
  • 14. Wildlife health, management and production Wildlife health, management and production Introduction: Background, concepts, contextConservation of biodiversity Wildlife production systems Regulatory environment• TFCA’s • Ecotourism • Animal health• Local reserves • Game farming • Drug control• National reserves • Game capture and • CITES, NEMBA• Conservancies; private translocation farms (mass, chemical, re-• Other introduction) • Game meat production • Intensive breeding • Hunting (recreational, trophy) • Other
  • 15. Emerging and re-emerging diseases Emerging and re-emerging diseases Introduction: Background, concepts, context Drivers: Diversity of micro-parasite poolChanges in the abundance, density & distribution of the host (animals and humans)• Increased human population • Wildlife reservoirs • Rapid urbanisation • Interface issues • Rapidly changing farming systems • Climate change • Environmental changes • Disintegration of veterinary services• Increased mobility of people, animals • Bio-terrorism and their products• Lack of biodiversity
  • 16. Environmental health Ecosystem health Introduction: Background, concepts, context Land use Ecosystem health and conservation(Agricultural land, conservation, (Habitat, threats, biodiversity, legislation)environmentally sensitive zones) Natural resource management Pollution (e.g. water, soil, vegetation) (Industrial, commercial, rural, risks) Climate change(Impact and threat, management, Evaluation, monitoring and rehabilitation monitoring, TPCs)
  • 17. Zoonoses Zoonoses Introduction: Wildlife / livestock / human interactionBackground, concepts, context Cultural perceptions & animal Socio-economic drivers husbandry practices Environment Intervention tools and strategies Integrated data collection, Advocacy & policy development management and analysis
  • 18. Arthropod vectors Arthropod vectors Introduction: TicksBackground, concepts, context Culicoides (Midges) Mosquitoes Tsetse / biting flies Other flies
  • 19. Health management tools Health management tools Introduction: Laboratory diagnostics Background, concepts, context Surveillance Biosecurity Vaccination Therapeutics Basic, applied & analyticalGeographic Information Systems (GIS) epidemiology modules Information systems: Risk analysis Data collection and management Information and communication technologies: application
  • 20. Trade and marketing of animal commodities and products Trade and marketing of animal commodities and products Introduction: Overview: Trade & marketing Background, concepts, context Economic principles Understanding the consumer International standard-setting bodies &Livestock supply chains, marketing channels the relationship between public & and competitiveness private standards Identification, measurement and Challenges: meeting sanitary & management of risk of animal phyto-sanitary (SPS) and technical barriers commodities and products to trade (TBT) standards Methodologies: safety of animal Trade in wildlife and products production (value) chains derived from wildlife Traceability requirements Auditing & certification
  • 21. Laboratory Diagnostics Laboratory DiagnosticsSpecimen collection Good laboratory practice Bacteriology Serology Molecular biology Parasitology Virology
  • 22. OIE Collaborating Centre website
  • 23. Disease Information Platforms / Bulletins Monday 18 January, 2010 About the FMD Bulletin for Southern Africa. 26
  • 24. OIE Collaborating Centre forTraining in Integrated Livestock and Wildlife Health and Management Focus: One Health Master of Science (Animal / Human / Ecosystem Health) Target groups Animal, human and environmental health officers
  • 25. OIE Collaborating Centre forTraining in Integrated Livestock and Wildlife Health and Management Focus: One Health Master of Science (Animal / Human / Ecosystem Health) This online modular MSc (Animal / Human / Ecosystem Health) supports thebuilding of capacity of a new generation of professionals to meet the challenges and issues at the livestock/wildlife/human/ecosystem interface (One Health approach) including aspects of emerging, re-emerging and transboundarydiseases, zoonoses, public health and food safety, ecosystem health and policy
  • 26. OIE Collaborating Centre forTraining in Integrated Livestock and Wildlife Health and Management Focus: One Health Master of Science (Animal / Human / Ecosystem Health) Current career paths • Zoonoses and emerging / re-emerging diseases: control and management • Management and Policy Future career paths• Risk analysis and surveillance • Ecosystem health and services• Public health and food safety and security • Laboratory diagnostics• Wildlife health and production • Others?
  • 27. New Undergraduate curriculum • Integrated Livestock and Wildlife Health and Management: 4th year • Elective module: 6th year One Health: Training Pipeline Joint degree: MSc CPD Platform (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health) • VetHub including OIE• ITM / DVTD Collaborating Centre
  • 28. Thank you!
  • 29. Faculty Contract 2012: Objective 1.6: Develop Open Content Information Communication Technology (ITC) Platform as a mainstream education platform Prof Koos Coetzer32
  • 30. Background• Several meetings were convened in the last couple of months with the Director of Neil Butcher & Associates to explore the financial viability of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Platform on Tropical Animal Health in the DVTD. Significant financial investment (The Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases) -- both through its own resources and via funded projects (e.g. with the Intstitute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium)• Neil is also an OER Strategist with South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE) on its new Open Education Resources (OER) Africa Initiative that is funded by the Hewlett Foundation33
  • 31. Broad strategy• To develop a central ICT System for the Faculty as a whole that can be implemented over a 5 year period. This concept is based on the assumption that the Faculty would share its educational materials under an open licence34
  • 32. Rationale for Using Open LicencesThe transformative educational potential of OER revolves around threelinked possibilities: • Increased availability of high quality, relevant learning materials can contribute to more productive students and teaching staff. • The principle of allowing adaptation of materials provides one mechanism amongst many for constructing roles for students as active participants in educational processes, who learn best by doing and creating, not by passively reading and absorbing. • OER has potential to build capacity by providing institutions and teaching staff access, at relatively low cost, to the means to create high quality teaching and learning materials.35
  • 33. Placing ICT at the Centre of the Faculty• This approach will make ICT as a central building block for all activities in the Faculty• It will provide students very rich learning environments• Faculty would need to commit to the following operational principles: • Every student would need to have their own (low-cost) mobile device • It will be necessary to establish a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for the Faculty (within ClickUP) • Develop a repository for all of the content that the Faculty produces • Content-rich online learning environments be used to shift away from traditional lecture-based teaching and learning practices towards blended learning models36
  • 34. Elements of an Integrated ICT System• Dedicated Faculty Portal • Stores and manages all its intellectual capital • Markets its programmes, research activities, consulting services, etc • Integrates with a wider range of social and other networking platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter and relevant agricultural and veterinary portals) to build Veterinary Science communities of practice Long-term objective of Portal: premier online location of information, resources, discussion, and interaction about Veterinary Science matters in Africa• ClickUP will be used as the Faculty VLE and within which online programme and course services will be arranged• Proper broadband access for students at Onderstepoort37
  • 35. Possible Streams of RevenueAssumption that sustaining the above ICT system is treated as a Facultyoverhead rather than project costThe following are streams of possible revenue:• Student fees and government subsidies• Dedicated content development projects: should be possible to secure donor, government, or inter-governmental organizational funds working with Veterinary Science Faculties from around Africa, helping them to implement similar approaches to teaching and learning• The more that the Faculty of Veterinary Science can demonstrate the value of its approach and share its content, the more others will want to use both. There is significant commercial opportunity in this.38
  • 36. Action Plan: 2011/2012• Policy and Procedures Review• Quality Assurance Systems Review• Development/upgrade of necessary online content, VLE, database environment for Faculty• Teaching and learning materials audit• Undergraduate programme/s revision plan• Postgraduate programme/s revision plan39
  • 37. Financial implications• 5 workshops will be convened during 2012 to support the listed actions• ICT system cost• Database development: teaching and learning materials• Full-time E-learning/OER specialist40
  • 38. Thank you!