Establishing linkages with national, regional and international institutions

The LCU will establish and strengthen linkages with national, regional and international institutions, universities, local and international research institutions, regulatory bodies and development partners who engage on desert locust management. The LCU will facilitate formal communication to various institutions partnering in the desert locust management initiative. Such communication shall provide details of the roles of the institutions and shall request for nomination of appropriate representative persons. The nominated persons shall constitute the technical advisory team, which shall be inaugurated to work with LCU.

The technical advisory team will develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) to guide responses to Desert Locust invasions. The SOPs will outline modalities of engagement of the various entities including the national government (relevant ministries), county governments, specialist organizations especially DLCO-EA and development partners such as FAO.