You are all invited to participate to a webinar organized by ECOHEALTH, International Association for Ecology & Health.
Date: June 29, 2016
Time: 10:00am EDT
Topic: Animal source food: Hazards don’t always translate into risks
Informal markets are the major supplier of animal source food (ASF) in Africa, where they generate income, provide high nutritional value and are well suited to the small farm production system. However informal markets are non-transparent and vulnerable to practices which can compromise food safety because enforcing effective health and hygiene regulations is challenging. Producers in informal markets face rising standards for safety and quality; however, risk-based approaches to assess the likelihood of harm to human health are difficult to apply under such conditions.
– Bassirou Bonfoh
Bassirou Bonfoh is specialised in epidemiology and veterinary public health after four years as a Postdoctoral fellow at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Tropical Institute in Basel. Since 2009, he has been the managing Director of Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire (CSRS – www.csrs.ch), Director of the Consortium Afrique One “Ecosystem and Population health: expanding frontiers in health” supported by the Wellcome Trust African Institution Initiative.
– Gilbert Fokou
Gilbert Fokou is a social anthropologist and senior researcher at the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire (CSRS) where he is the coordinator of the social science group. He has conducted studies on participatory risks and analysis and quality of animal source foods (milk and meat) in Mali, Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire. He is particularly interested in perception of risks and quality as well as local risk management.
Registration can be done here: https://iisd.webex.com/mw3100/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=iisd
If you have a headset with a microphone, that would also be good to plug into your computer in case your built-in computer microphone does not have great sound. There is a pdf tutorial also attached with information such as how to connect your computer and connect to audio.
Afrique One-African Science Partnership for Intervention Research Excellence (ASPIRE)