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Last July 31st Clara Rúa, IGA Regional Director (RD) for South America, held a virtual meeting with the current IGA Country Representatives (CR) from Colombia (Mónica Cardozo), Bolivia (Angelika Stemmer), Peru (Guadalupe Huamán and Irma Celi), Brazil (Livio Costa) and the CR candidates from Ecuador and Venezuela. This virtual meeting was the first one organized under Clara’s regional leadership. The main objective of the meeting was to learn more about the current position of the CR regarding their small ruminant-related activities (specifically goats) in their respective countries, in addition to the potential formation of a regional work team to respond to the commitments assumed as IGA representatives in their own country. An agenda was agreed for future virtual meetings convened by the RD to advance different topics and proposals to be developed, and to achieve greater interactions with other CRs, RDs and the IGA board members. The meeting was also attended by Davinia Sánchez and Jean-Marie Luginbuhl, two members of the IGA Board who have significantly heightened the commitment of IGA to the CRs and the Regional Directors.
El 31 de julio, a través de una plataforma virtual, Clara Rúa, actual RD sudamericana, fueron convocadas por las actuales RC de los países, Colombia (Mónica Cardozo), Bolivia (Angélika Stemmer) y Perú (Guadalupe Huamán e Irma Celi), Brasil (Livio Costa) y aquellos CR en proceso de formalización de los países Ecuador y Venezuela, esta es la primera reunión bajo el liderazgo regional a cargo del mismo. El principal objetivo del encuentro fue conocer un poco más sobre la posición actual en su país de cada uno de los CR en cuanto al trabajo con pequeños rumiantes específicamente cabras, además de intentar instalar un equipo de trabajo regional orientado a dar respuesta a los compromisos asumidos. en la representación del país. Se acordó una agenda en la que se realizará una reunión virtual convocada por RD, con el fin de avanzar en diferentes temas y propuestas a desarrollar, de la misma manera para lograr una mayor interacción con otros CR y RD y el directorio de IGA. La reunión estuvo acompañada por Davinia Sánchez y Jean-Marie Luginbuhl, miembros del directorio de IGA y quienes han promovido significativamente el compromiso con IGA en los CR y la Dirección Regional.
Recognition of IGA’s Most Active CRs and RDs
As part of a new initiative, the International Goat Association wishes to officially recognize the most active Country Representatives (CR) and Regional Directors (RD). RDs and CRs are a very important part of IGA, and we greatly appreciate all that they do: promoting IGA and our International Conference on Goats, organizing in-country and regional conferences, soliciting new members, preparing country reports for IGA’s Newsletter, etc.
The Regional Director & Country Representative Committee recently selected the individuals who have done an outstanding job representing IGA in their region or country during the past year, and we wish to congratulate them for their involvement and successes.
The 2018 IGA Achievement Award recipients are Emilia Bagnicka (RD for Eastern Europe) and Clara Viviana Rúa Bustamante (CR for Colombia).
Additionally, we would like to thank the other Country Representatives, Regional Directors, and members who helped make 2018 such a wonderful success.
IGA Country Representative for Brazil
Dr. Livio M. Costa-Junior graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Maranhão, Brazil and obtained a Ph.D. in Parasitology from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, with a collaborative period in Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany. He has been studying natural products to control goat gastrointestinal nematodes for the last 12 years. He has been an academic advisor of several Ph.D. and Master’s theses focusing on different nutraceuticals plants to control gastrointestinal goat nematodes.
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The IGA Board of Directors is pleased to announce three wonderful new Country Representatives. They have each demonstrated their commitment to IGA and knowledge of the goat sector.
These recently elected Country Representatives are:
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