Dr. Faouzi Kechrid has more than thirty eight year experience in the fields of Veterinary Medicine, Animal and Public Health, Animal Welfare ,Livestock , Food security ,Hygiene and Safety. Dr Kechrid acts as OIE Representative for North Africa ,Officer in charge of the FAO Sub-Regional Office for North Africa based in Tunis and as well as FAO representative to North Africa.
As a Consultant for the World Bank, FAO, and OIE, Dr. Kechrid conducted assessments on Avian Influenza and transboundary animal diseases in the Middle East and North Africa. He is also coordinating activities on behalf of the World Veterinary Association, the Euro-Arab Veterinary Association, and the African Veterinary Association. As a World Bank/ALive expert, he coordinated all phases of the fourth International Conference on Avian Influenza held in Bamako,Mali December 2006 , the 1st World Conference on veterinary legislation and Good Governance in animal health in Djerba ,Tunisia in December 2010 as well as international and continental veterinary events and projects.
In September 2005, he was promoted Advisor to the Secretary of Agriculture and assigned the duties of coordinating and following up the day to day contacts and discussions with international organizations, agricultural sections of foreign embassies, European Union Commission in Tunisia. He was actively involved in the efforts of the Tunisian government to bring Tunisian infrastructure and food products to the international standards and particularly to the European Union standards. He was actively involved with the ministries of agriculture, health, Municipalities, environment and Tourism for initiatives related to animal welfare and public health.
As OIE certified Expert for the PVS missions in African countries , he was involved in many training seminars for animal welfare in Ethiopia, Mali, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Irak , Tanzania, Niger, Angola, Cameroon and took part to different initiatives with WHO for street dogs and cats as well with international organizations for protection of animals.
As a Senior Veterinarian Inspector for the Department of Interior he was in charge of the Food Inspection Department to include slaughterhouses, livestock markets which provide a large part of the country's need for seafood products, fish, meat, fruits and vegetables, and public establishments( e.g. restaurants, hotels, airports and seaports).
From 1987 to 2004, he served as Associate Professor at the Tunisian Faculty of Food
Engineering, teaching hygiene and food safety as well as the meat and seafood productions and technologies.
As Chair of the organizing committee of the 27th WVA World Veterinary Congress (Tunis 25-29 September 2002), Dr. Kechrid presided the 1st international seminar dedicated to the organization of veterinary services ,animal health and food safety and to the WTO agreement on the application of sanitary and phyto-sanitary measures”SPS”. This seminar was sponsored by the World Animal Health Organization OIE with the support of the FAO, the World Bank, the World Trade Organization, the EU, the USDA and international Donors.
From 1985 to 1995, Dr. Kechrid performed for the World Health Organization assessments missions and trainings in the Middle East, North Africa, West and Central Africa ,Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Iraq, Egypt, Brazil, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Yemen.
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