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LEGS Webinars Announcement

By 15th September 2020September 17th, 2020News

LEGS is pleased to announce a series of webinars based on the Discussion Papers produced for LEGS by external specialists over the last five months. Each Paper covers an issue of relevance for the LEGS community of practice, focusing on evidence-based good practice and learning. The findings and recommendations from both the Papers and the webinars will feed into the preparations for the next edition of the LEGS Handbook as well as informing the wider LEGS programme.

The webinar details are as follows:

  1. Gender and Livestock in Emergencies. Presented by Karin de Jonge/Lucy Maarse.

Thursday 15th October 2020 at 12 noon GMT (1pm British Summer Time)

Understanding gender roles and addressing specific gender-related needs and vulnerabilities can lead to improved outcomes for livestock-based humanitarian action, in terms of protecting women’s assets, addressing their priorities, and overcoming cultural and economic barriers. The webinar will include a summary of current trends and thinking regarding gender and humanitarian action, and its relevance for livestock related humanitarian interventions.

  1. Nutrition and Livestock in Emergencies. Presented by Dr. Kate Sadler

Tuesday 3rd November 2020 at 12 noon GMT

Malnutrition represents the single most important threat for children worldwide and brings about substantial impacts both on humans and economic potential. The webinar will review the key issues relating to human nutrition in the context of livestock-based emergency interventions, with particular attention to the following key topics:

  • The contribution of livestock to nutrition at household level
  • The impact of emergencies on this contribution
  • The nutritional benefits of appropriate livestock-based emergency interventions
  1. The Quality of Veterinary Medicines and Antimicrobial Resistance. Presented by Dr. Holly Hufnagel.

Tuesday 24th November 2020 at 12 noon GMT

The webinar will focus on issues relating to the quality of veterinary pharmaceuticals for livestock responses in emergency situations, including the elements of the supply chain as well as the pharmaceuticals themselves, and also growing concerns about how antibiotic and anthelminthic pharmaceuticals are used and misused in the context of the global problem of anti-microbial resistance.

  1. Putting the best foot forward: LEGS and Localisation, Contextualisation and Institutionalisation. Presented by Andy Featherstone.

Tuesday 15th December 2020 at 12 noon GMT.

The current LEGS strategy contains a commitment to increased localisation among stakeholders and the LEGS Community of Practice. A linked aspect of the strategy is the recognition of the need for greater uptake and institutionalisation of the LEGS Approach at individual country and local level, as well as globally. The webinar will provide an overview of the issues of institutionalisation, localisation and contextualisation, and make recommendations for LEGS on how these issues can be incorporated into LEGS future strategy and be better represented in the next edition of the LEGS Handbook.

How to register:

  • For those of you already on the LEGS mailing list, you will receive an email inviting you to register for each webinar.
  • If you are not on the mailing list but would like to participate in any of the webinars, you can sign up to the mailing list here.
  • We will send a reminder of the date and time of each webinar one week before each event.

The Discussion Papers will be available prior to the webinars via the LEGS website and will also be advertised via the LEGS mailing list.