First training on PCP-FMD, Kigali Rwanda
Between 13 and 15 October 2014, first training on PCP-FMD for FAO staff in the East African region. Different audience from conducting similar training to veterinary staff in a particular country (Egypt, Libya, Palestine, Iran, Turkey, Nepal) as these FAO staff are dealing with various fields such as emergency response, animal and crop production.
Of three days, 1,5 was about the context, terms and PCP framework. The second half of the training was spent on 'Aphtostania', a table-top simulation. For an imaginary country, Aphtostania two teams (FMD Task Forces) have to develop a risk-based strategy plan based on information handed out, results of assignments to be concluded AND consultation with a third group of stakeholders. The stakeholder group have a script with hidden agendas necessary to retrieve to better understand the routes of FMD transmission and the value chains in Aphtostania.
What was most surprising to me, was that consultation of the stakeholders, finding out about hidden agendas was not prioritized. As a result, the proposed RBSP were rather general, missing out on key points to really control FMD in a efficient - targeted way.