Recognition of IGA’s Most Active CRs and RDs
Every year the International Goat Association officially recognizes the most active Regional Directors (RD) and Country Representatives (CR). RDs and CRs are an essential part of IGA. We are sincerely grateful for 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. We wish to congratulate them on their involvement and successes.
2020 was a stressful year for everyone, but these Country Representatives and Regional Directors went above and beyond. They accomplished so much and set a new standard for excellence.
The 2020 IGA Achievement Award recipients are Clara Viviana Rúa Bustamante (RD for South America) and for our Country Representative:
We also wish to give an honorable mention and special thanks to Mamta Dhawan from India for her contributions to IGA.
Thank you for all that you do.
IGA Country Representative for Colombia
Monica graduated in Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tolima in Tolima – Colombia, in 2014. In 2016, she obtained a Master's Degree in Animal Production from the Autonomous University of Yucatan in Yucatan – Mexico, and in 2019 she received a degree as a Specialist in Pedagogy for University teaching granted by the University La Gran Colombia in Bogotá – Colombia. She has been studying goat production since 2014, with an emphasis on food and nutrition systems.
She has worked as a University Teacher on ruminant nutrition. Presently, she is an expert consultant for the animal production company Grokaizen, conducting virtual conferences, courses, and goat production support. In July 2019, she started a project with goats called Hircus, Passionate about Goats. She wants to promote goat production and consumption of goat products using social media networks such as Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube, to support and connect producers and consumers in Colombia and different Spanish speaking countries.
Want to learn more about our other Country Representatives? Click here.
Did you know IGA has a Spanish language Facebook page?
We strive to make IGA better for all our members. Recently, we updated and improved our website, and we have added a new Spanish language page on Facebook.
This new site is a fantastic addition to the International Goat Association family!
Special thanks to Mónica Andrea Cardozo Herrán (IGA Country Representative for Colombia) for all of her hard work getting this started.
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.
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