Webinar hosted by the Global Wildlife Program
Thursday, 20 April 2023
8:00 – 9:30 am EST / 2:00 – 3:30 pm CAT / 7:00 – 8:30 pm ICT
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Event in English with French and Spanish simultaneous interpretation
Reducing close interactions between wildlife, domesticated animals, and humans, and managing the associated risks will play a key role in preventing the likelihood of spillover events and the subsequent spread of zoonotic diseases.
Land use change associated with trends such as intensified or expanding agriculture and livestock production, encroachment into wildlife habitats for extractive industries, and the trade in wildlife areamong the direct drivers with the greatest potential influence on zoonotic disease emergence.
A critical component of the GEF-8 Wildlife Conservation for Development Integrated Program currently being established, is on raising awareness and increasing understanding of zoonotic and other emerging disease spillover risks and prevention opportunities.
The webinar will discuss primary drivers of disease emergence related to wildlife, existing national-level practices to strengthen preventative and regulatory measures in wildlife management and trade, and will discuss how wildlife considerations can better integrate into One Health frameworks and regulation.
- Franck Berthe, Senior Health Specialist, One Health Lead, The Pandemic Fund, World Bank
- Catherine Machalaba, Principal Scientist for Health and Policy, EcoHealth Alliance
- Dao Nguyen, Senior Programme Manager, Conservation Action, IUCN’s CMS Focal Point, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
- Kalpy Julien Coulibaly, Head of Department of Environment and Health, Pasteur Institute of Côte d’Ivoire
- François Diaz, Scientific Coordinator for Wildlife and Bees, Preparedness and Resilience Department, World Organisation on Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE)
- Jackson Katampi, Zambia National Coordinator, IUCN Green List for Protected and Conserved Areas, Ministry of Tourism and Arts, Department of National Parks and Wildlife
- Lisa Farroway, Senior Environmental Specialist and Program Manager, Global Wildlife Program, World Bank
- Monica Zavagli, Counter Wildlife Trafficking Specialist, Global Wildlife Program, World Bank
Franck Berthe, Senior Health Specialist and One Health Lead, The Pandemic Fund, World Bank
Franck is a Senior Health Specialist and One Health Lead at the Pandemic Fund, hosted by the World Bank. He has extensive experience in public health issues across the agriculture, environment, water, and public health sectors. He provides technical assistance to reduce risks at the interface of human, animal, and ecosystems in various regions. Previously, he served as Head of the Animal Health and Welfare Unit at the European Food Safety Authority, Professor at the Atlantic Veterinary College, and Head of an EU Reference Laboratory. He has also served as an expert for the World Organisation for Animal Health and is currently a member of the Lancet One Health Commission. Franck has contributed to several global analytical pieces on health security, food safety, and antimicrobial resistance. He holds a DVM, a PhD in molecular biology, and a Pasteur Institute diploma in bacteriology and molecular epidemiology.
Catherine Machalaba, Principal Scientist for Health and Policy, EcoHealth Alliance
Catherine is the Principal Scientist for Health and Policy at EcoHealth Alliance. She was a lead author of the World Bank One Health Operational Framework published in 2018, which was designed to assist countries and donor institutions in implementing One Health approaches. She is also a member of the One Health High-Level Expert Panel (OHHLEP), which was formed in 2021 to advise the FAO, UNEP, WHO, and WOAH. Catherine holds leadership roles in the American Public Health Association and served as a program officer for the IUCN Species Survival Commission Wildlife Health Specialist Group for ten years. She works on several protected area management and wildlife conservation projects, integrating a One Health approach. Catherine holds a master’s degree in public health and a PhD in environmental and planetary health sciences.
Dao Nguyen, Senior Programme Manager, Conservation Action IUCN’s Convention on Migratory Species Focal Point, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Dao Nguyen is the Senior Programme Manager, Conservation Action at the Species Conservation Action Team, Centre for Conservation Action, IUCN Secretariat, based in Gland, Switzerland. She has been working on biodiversity conservation issues for 25 years from Vietnam, Seychelles, Australia, with over 10 years’ experience in engaging with international biodiversity policy processes.
Dr. Kalpy Julien Coulibaly, Head of Department of Environment and Health, Pasteur Institute of Côte d’Ivoire
Kalpy Julien is a medical doctor with a PhD in Human and Tropical Biology, specializing in microbiology. He works as a General Practitioner at the University of Abidjan and serves as a Medical Biologist at the Pasteur Institute of Côte d’Ivoire since 2009. His research is mainly focused on water, food, and animal-borne infections. Dr. Kalpy has directed the Unit of Chemistry and Environmental Microbiology and the National Reference Center for Salmonella since 2011 and has led several projects including PREDICT 2 and WASAF. In 2015, he was promoted to Head of the Environmental Health Department and currently focuses on animal and environmental health risks. He is certified in Biorisk and Project Management according to PRINCE 2 by IFBA. Additionally, he has been actively involved in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response since 2021.
Francois Diaz, Scientific Coordinator for Wildlife and Bees, Preparedness and Resilience Department, Organisation on Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE)
François works at the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH). He is scientific coordinator for wildlife and bees at the WOAH Headquarters in the Preparedness and Resilience Department. He works on wildlife and biodiversity, bee health, and the international transport of diagnostic specimens. A French national, Dr François Diaz was awarded a degree of Doctor of Pharmacy and also obtained a Masters degree in International Law and law of International Organizations.
Dr. Jackson Katampi, Zambia National Coordinator, IUCN Green List for Protected and Conserved Areas, Ministry of Tourism and Arts, Department of National Parks and Wildlife
Jackson is an experienced conservationist with a background in wildlife veterinary medicine and conservation administration. He serves as the Zambia National Coordinator for the IUCN Green List for Protected and Conserved Areas and is a member of a technical committee under the Coalition of African Parliamentarians on Human-Animal Health and Environment (CAPAH). Previously, he worked as a senior wildlife veterinary officer for the Department of National Parks and Wildlife under the Zambian Ministry of Tourism. As a wildlife veterinarian, he has worked extensively in disease management, treating a variety of species, including mega-herbivores and carnivores. Jackson played a pivotal role in developing Zambia’s One Health strategy, which focuses on the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health. He believes that conservation is crucial to human life and encourages everyone to contribute to saving the planet.
Lisa Farroway, Senior Environmental Specialist and Program Manager, Global Wildlife Program and Wildlife Conservation for Development Integrated Program, World Bank
Lisa is a Senior Environmental Specialist at the World Bank and Program Manager of the Global Wildlife Program and the new GEF-8 Wildlife Conservation for Development Integrated Program – with the two programs combined covering 38 countries. Prior to joining the World Bank, Lisa was a Regional Technical Advisor for Ecosystems and Biodiversity at UNDP. She supported national governments and UNDP Country Offices in Asia and the Pacific to develop and implement biodiversity conservation initiatives, including access to GEF funding. Lisa has worked at the CITES Secretariat on flagship initiatives to combat illegal wildlife trade and with the government in Australia on biodiversity conservation and policy development.
Monica Zavagli, Counter Wildlife Trafficking Specialist, Global Wildlife Program and Wildlife Conservation for Development Integrated Program, World Bank
In her role as counter wildlife trafficking specialist for the Global Wildlife Program (GWP), Monica provides technical support to over 30 GEF funded countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America in their efforts to reduce illegal wildlife trade and demand for illegal wildlife products; she also acts as the World Bank’s focal point for the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) and supports the overall coordination of the GWP knowledge platform. Before joining the WB, Monica worked for TRAFFIC leading the Asia component of the USAID funded Project – Wildlife TRAPS, for which she was instrumental in catalyzing transport and logistics sector engagement to strengthen legitimate supply chains.
Her experience encompasses private sector partnership development, capacity building, design and running of complex multi-stakeholder initiatives, and preparation of technical guidance.
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