Posted on Mon, 24 Jan 2022, 07:46
IPPC Secretariat's 2022 Annual Meeting
Rome, 21 January 2022. Kick starting the New Year, the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) held its annual meeting to reflect on the IPPC mission and the impact it had on the global plant health community in 2021. Welcoming the IPPC team was IPPC Secretariat Officer-in-Charge for Daily Matters Mr Avetik Nersisyan, followed by opening remarks and staff recognition with FAO’s Plant Production and Protection Division (NSP) Director, Mr Jingyuan Xia.
Topics on the major impact of the IPPC 2021 operations were presented by team leads: Ms Moreira from the Standard Setting Unit (SSU), Ms Brunel from Implementation Facilitation Unit (IFU), Mr Deng from Integration and Support Team (IST), Mr Fedchock from ePhyto Group and Mr Benovic from the IPPC Work Plan and Budget. After a brief break, there was a group discussion moderated by Mr Fedchock on strengthening the “One IPPC” concept for Better Impact around the four betters: better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life.
In concluding the meeting, inspirational remarks by NSP Director Xia underlined communication, collaboration and teamwork as foundational values towards achieving a dynamic impact of the IPPC in 2022 among other messages of inspiration to the IPPC team.