The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Monday, May 16 • 12:15 - 13:00
The Animal Protection Index: Mainstreaming Animal Welfare LIMITED

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In Africa, animal welfare is not a stand-alone issue; it is linked to the achievement of human livelihood priorities, improved food security, increased community resilience, and poverty eradication. The Animal Protection Index (API) platform establishes a classification of 50 countries around the world according to their commitments to protect animals and improve animal welfare in policy and legislation. The World Animal Protection conducted comprehensive country assessments based on the following indicator areas - recognizing animal protection; providing humane education; governance structures and systems; promoting communication and awareness, and; animal welfare standards. The tool is intended to assess policy and so contribute to the inclusion of animal welfare in the global agenda. In addition, the API will leverage key stakeholders to influence countries to improve animal welfare performance, and measure improvements in animal welfare policy over time. The API is part of a broader agenda by the World Animal Protection aimed at mainstreaming animal welfare globally and securing a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare. Momentum for animal protection has gained significant traction, following declarations around the Sustainable Development Goals on its importance in the agriculture, disaster, diseases, and wildlife contexts.

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Tennyson Williams

Regional Director, Africa, World Animal Protection
Tennyson Williams is the Regional Director - Africa for the World Animal Protection. He is an international development specialist with a background in zoology and zoonotic diseases, and experience spanning more than 15 years in INGO management and leadership. Williams has extensive... Read More →

Monday May 16, 2016 12:15 - 13:00 EAT
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