Animal Welfare Competence Center For Africa

Following extensive research on the practice of handling animal welfare issues among German NGOs supporting agricultural projects in the Global South in 2021 and various development projects funded by international NGOs involving animals, it revealed a range of issues related to the lack of animal welfare. However, no rules or regulations with regard to these issues are in place and thus led to the conception of these guidelines. WTS in partnership with AWeCCA envisions the adoption of these guidelines by relevant international and local NGOs until 2025, in order to actively foster good animal welfare practice during the design and implementation of development cooperation projects involving animals.  The Guidelines for Animal Welfare in Development Cooperation can be accessed here.