Collaborations and Governance

These platforms engage diverse stakeholders, including researchers, service providers, private sector entities, and civil society representatives. Read more


Education and Research

In our pursuit of Education and Research, we actively seek out educational and research institutions poised to deliver impactful One Health education. Read more

About us

infographicUnder the guidance of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in partnership with The French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) and ISAAA-AfriCenter (International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications), COHESA aims to build society-wide One Health capacity, able to develop and adapt solutions to the various emerging and on-going One Health threats. It is delivered by national partners who within each country tailor the COHESA activities to meet the local needs and priorities.

This project receives funding from the European Union Organization of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS) Research and Innovation Programme as part of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific-European Union (ACP-EU) initiative. Additionally, it receives co-funding support from ILRI, CIRAD, and The University of Pretoria. These collaborative efforts empower the One Health Observatory and reinforce the shared dedication to shaping a healthier, more sustainable future for Eastern and Southern Africa.

Where we work

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Our latest news

Botswana: A Healthy Discourse on Institutionalizing One Health

On many fronts, such as egalitarianism, Botswana is one healthy country.

One Health Café: Experts share table with journalists in Botswana

Attended by journalists and presenters from print, television and radio networks in Botswana, experts in One Health from key line ministries, and academia, the science café – held on on 19th April


In a concerted effort to strengthen One Health coordination and collaboration among all key stakeholders, a High-Level National One Health Strategic Plan Development Meeting took place on the 27th