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Sport policy conference in Madagascar

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Sport policy conference in Madagascar

"Africa’s response to MINEPS VI" saw the gathering of numerous ministers, senior officials and stakeholders from across the continent to promote positive physical education, physical activity and sport policies.

Over 30 ministers and senior officials responsible for physical education and sport identified the promotion of inclusiveness, gender equality, youth participation, traditional sports and games, as well as multi-stakeholder partnerships as crucial for human, social and economic development in Africa.

Upon invitation of the Government of Madagascar and with support of UNESCO, ICSSPE and other stakeholders, governmental and non-governmental experts met from 10 until 13 September 2019 in the capital of Madagascar, Antananarivo, to identify priority measures for fostering physical education, physical activity and sport policies at national, sub-regional, regional and international level. Furthermore, they recognised the important role of schools to create healthy, active and competent citizens, and the need to strengthen cooperation between public authorities in charge of sport, education, health and urban planning.

At the end of this First Regional Conference of African Ministers on the Implementation of the Kazan Action Plan, the Ministers adopted the Antananarivo Recommendations.

ICSSPE was represented by President Uri Schaefer; Anneliese Goslin, Co-Chair of the Development Committee; and ICSSPE Executive Director Detlef Dumon.

As part of the cultural programme, more than one hundred students of Madagascar’s National Academy of Sport, which is an ICSSPE member, gave impressive insight into Madagascar’s diverse dance and martial arts cultures.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 09:16