Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (LSPCA)


LSPCA attends the 7th Africa Animal Welfare Conference (AAWC) in Kigali, Rwanda


In a global climate where the welfare of animals, the preservation of our environment, and the fight against climate change are increasingly interlinked, the 7th Africa Animal Welfare Conference (AAWC) proved to be a pivotal gathering of minds and hearts dedicated to these causes. The Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (LSPCA) Programs Director, Dr. Madeline Nyamwanza, had the privilege of attending this transformative event in Kigali, Rwanda, from September 25th to 27th, 2023. The trip was made possible with the generous financial support of the WTG-Germany.

The theme of the conference, " Navigating the delicate balance of animal welfare, climate change and development: concerted actions towards a healthy and sustainable environment," highlighted the intricate relationship between these three aspects. It was a call to action, emphasizing the urgent need for collective efforts to protect the welfare of animals, mitigate the effects of climate change, and promote sustainable development. In a world facing unprecedented environmental challenges, the conference provided a platform for experts, researchers, and advocates to share knowledge and collaborate on innovative solutions.

The event featured a wide array of sessions, workshops, and panel discussion. Among the topics addressed were animal welfare in disaster scenarios, sustainable animal agriculture, wildlife conservation, and the profound impacts of climate change on the animal kingdom. These discussions shed light on the challenges and opportunities within each area and highlighted the importance of working together to overcome them.

Dr. Madeline Nyamwanza actively engaged with the conference's vibrant atmosphere. She participated in panel discussions, shared insights, and networked with a diverse group of professionals from various backgrounds. The experience was not only enlightening but also deeply inspiring, as it reinforced the critical role that individuals and organizations play in shaping a more compassionate and sustainable future.

The AAWC acted as a pivotal catalyst for change. It provided a unique opportunity to foster collaboration, strengthen existing relationships, share vital knowledge, and mobilize efforts to enhance the lives of animals, people, and the environment. The three-day event was a testament to the power of collective action and the importance of raising awareness about the crucial issues facing our planet today.

LSPCA’s attendance at the conference would not have been possible without the generous support of the WTG organization. Their commitment to promoting the welfare of animals and environmental sustainability is commendable, and their sponsorship made a significant impact in ensuring that our Programs Director could be a part of this transformative event.

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