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Management Committee

In accordance with Article 4 of the Appendix to Resolution N° XVII of May 2004, a Management Committee of the World Animal Health and Welfare Fund (World Fund) was established. In February 2013, the OIE Council decided that the new Management Committee of the World Fund would be composed of: the President and two members designated by the Council of the OIE and chosen from among its own members; it is chaired by the President or, in the absence of the President, the Vice‐President. A representative of the Advisory Committee is invited to participate in the work of the Management Committee in a consultative capacity.

In 2016, the Management Committee will be composed of

  • The President of the World Assembly of Delegates, Dr Botlhe Michael Modisane (South Africa);
  • Dr Karin Schwabenbauer (Germany), Past President, and
  • Dr Mark Schipp (Australia), Vice-President and representative of the Advisory Committee.


The main responsibility of the Management Committee is to recommend, after review and assessment, the adoption of the programme and the annual accounts of the World Fund, and to transmit them to the OIE Council for endorsement and then presentation for final adoption by the OIE World Assembly of Delegates from the 180 OIE Members.

The Management Committee has convened in annual ordinary meetings on nine occasions to date (February 2007, May 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015). The next meeting will take place on 18 May 2016 at the OIE Headquarters in Paris. 

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