Article Index

Day 1, August 14, 2023
Time Session Trainer
8:30-9:00 Doors Open
9:00-9:50 Opening Ceremony Dr Christine Kreuder Johnson, U.S. Science Envoy

TBD, Government of Kenya

Dr Appolinaire Djikeng, Director General, International Livestock and Research Institute

Dr Doreen Lynn Robinson, Head of Biodiversity and Land, United Nations Environment Program

9:50-10:00 Coffee Break (10 min)
10:00-10:30 Exploring Funded Opportunities for Research Dr Christine Kreuder Johnson, U.S. Science Envoy, University of California -Davis

Masae Sugawa, Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST) & Dr Prudence N Makhura, South Africa National Research Foundation; Grant: AJ-CORE (Africa-Japan Collaborative Research)

10:30-10:50 Empowering Universities and the Next Generation Prof. John Mande Damesi, Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Chair AFROHUN Leadership Summit
10:50-11:20 Grant Writing Essentials Dr Dawn Duke, Africa Research Excellence Fund
11:20-12:00 The Importance of the Research Agenda for Implementation of the One Health Joint Plan of Action Julian Blanc, United Nations Environment Program

Dr Charles Bebay, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations

Dr Chadia Wannous & Liliian Wambua, World Organisation for Animal health

Pending Partner Confirmation

12:00-13:00 Lunch (60 min)
13:00-13:50 Review of One Health around the Continent Dr Lydia Olaka, Technical University of Kenya 

Evaluation of the interoperability of health surveillance systems in Cameroon
Prof. Nji Arouna Njayou Ngapagna, Université des Montagnes, Cameroon 

Research Activities in One Health Operationalization in Senegal
Sara Danièle Dieng, University of Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal 

Dr Mohamed Abdrabou Ahmed Abdrabou, Agricultural Research Center, Egypt Ministry of Agriculture & Land Reclamation 

Integrating OneHealth into Community-Oriented Primary Care
Dr Edith Madela-Mntla, University of Pretoria, South Africa 

13:50-14:35 APHRC Presents: Communicating Your Science Dr. Evelyn Gitau & Patrick Owili, Africa Population and Health Research Center
14:35-15:00 Collaborate with USAID: TASKUP Dr Elizabeth Daut, United States Agency of International Development (USAID)
15:00-15:10 Coffee Break (10 min)
15:10-16:10 Exploring Funded Opportunities for Research with The US National Institutes of Health Dr Holly Curtis, US National Institutes of Health: National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID); Internatinal Research Opportunities

Dr Christine Jessup, US National Institutes of Health: Fogarty International Center (FIC); Grant: Emerging Global Leader Award

16:10- 16:50 Identifying Challenges and Developing Paths Forward Dr Christine Kreuder Johnson, U.S. Science Envoy

Dr Charles Bebay, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations

Dr Lydia Olaka, Technical University of Kenya

Joshua Glasser, US Department of State

Dr Brian Leung, US National Science Foundation/ Belmont Forum

16:50-17:00 Closing Ceremony
Day 2, August 15, 2023
Time Session Trainer
8:30-9:00 Doors Open
9:00-9:25 Opening Ceremony Dr Christine Kreuder Johnson, U.S. Science Envoy

Deputy Director General Dr Ahmed Ogwell, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

9:25-9:35 Coffee Break (10 min)
9:35-11:10 Exploring Funded Opportunities for Research Dr Dawn Duke, Africa Research Excellence Fund; Grant: Research Development Fellowship 2023/24

Dr Belinda Thompson, UK Medical Research Foundation; Grant: Impact of Climate Change on Health: Climate Change and Health

Hannah Boycott, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) ; Grants: Applied Global Health Research & African Research Leaders

11:10-11:40 Building Trans-National and Transdisciplinary Teams Moderator: Josh Glasser, US Department of State

Dr Christine Kreuder Johnson, U.S. Science Envoy

11:40-12:00 Institute Pasteur and One Health Prof Abderrahmane Maaroufi, Director, Institute Pasteur of Morocco
12:00-13:00 Lunch (60 min)
13:00-13:50 Review of One Health around the Continent Moderator: Chloe Morton, US Department of State  

African Insect Science and the One Health Approach
Dr Jeremy Herren, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology 

Examining the Phylogeography of Rabies Virus in Kenya to Aid the Advancement of Human Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for Late-stage Rabies
Dr John Waitumbi, United States Army Medical Research Unit- Kenya 

Using the One Health approach to study the transmission patterns of Rift Valley fever in East Africa
Dr Bernard Bett, International Livestock Research Institute  

Dr Joel Nkiama N. Konde, Kinshasa School of Public Health, University of Kinshasa, DRC 

13:50-15:00 The Belmont Forum and the Africa Regional Call CRA

The presenter will provide an overview of the Belmont Forum and its funding model, the Collaborative Research Actions (CRA). The second part of the presentation will focus on the Africa Regional Call CRA, which will be launched early next year. A brief background on the lead agency (NRF) on this call will also be provided.

Michael Nxumalo, Future Earth & South Africa National Research Foundation
15:00-15:10 Coffee Break (10 min)
15:10-16:00 Q&A Panel: Bridging the gap between research and policy

Moderator will take questions from the participants to convene a discussion in the importance of bridging the gap between research and policy.

Dr Yewande Alimi, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr Evelyn Gitau and Lynette Kamau, Africa Population Health and Research Center

Dr Christine Kreuder Johnson, U.S. Science Envoy

16:00-16:45 Identifying Challenges and Developing Paths Forward

Community Questions

3. What tools, resources, or capacities are needed to address the challenges and gaps identified to advance one health research?

Dr Christine Kreuder Johnson, U.S. Science Envoy

Dr Charles Bebay, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations

Dr Lydia Olaka, Technical University of Kenya

Josh Glasser, US Department of State

Dr Brian Leung, US National Science Foundation/ Belmont Forum

16:45-17:00 Closing Ceremony Dr Christine Kreuder Johnson, U.S. Science Envoy

U.S. Department of State

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