- FAO has partnered with the University of Nairobi, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine to train meat inspectors in Somaliland and Puntland. The training which started on November 3, 2012 is being implemented by the Department of Public Health, Pharmacology and Toxicology and is undertaken by lecturers drawn from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Twenty four participants are attending the training at IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School in Somaliland, while 20 participants are attending training in Garowe, Puntland. The training is expecend on 28th February 2013 and upon successful completion of the the course, participants will be awarded a Certificate in Meat Hygiene and Quality Assurance. The training program is part of a capacity building effort for the Ministry of Livestock in Somaliland and Puntland that is being undertaken by FAO-Somalia to improve the quality of meat produced in the region. Graduates of this training are expected to implement a meat quality assurance system for improved quality of meat in both Somaliland and Puntland.