Kathmandu , December , 2017
Asia for animals conference is the flagship progrmme of the Asia for Animals coalition, which brings together more than 20 world’s leading animal welfare organizations that share a focus of improving conditions for animals in Asia.
This was the 10th AFA conference taking place for the first time in Kathmandu on 2-5 December 2017. More than 400 participants were actively involved in the conference. Animal professionals, advocates, scientists and scholars from 30 countries/territories, were there networking and sharing their experiences with those leading the way in animal welfare and environmental conservation. The conference was hosted by the Jane Goodall Institute Nepal, the theme of the 2017 Asia for Animals conference was “Changing Human Behaviour.”
The programme boasts an impressive list of international keynotes speakers and run a number of talks and interactive workshops, focusing on understanding human behavior and on ways to influence behavior to bring meaningful change.
It was an opportunity for us to share some exemplary work of the organization. President of Animal Nepal Pramada Shah gave a talk about Mobile Treatment for community dogs with community People. Similarly, Executive Director Uttam Kafle presented about AN’s working equine outreach programme.
The conference was a big platform for change makers to have their voices heard. The conference was also an opportunity for national and international animal welfare activist, working organization and other related stakeholders to share and learn from each other.