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The Power of Inclusion: Maximizing Paralympic Sport visibility, Tokyo 2020 & beyond

The Power of Inclusion: Maximizing Paralympic Sport visibility, Tokyo 2020 & beyond

The African Union Sports Council and African Paralympic Committee are hosting a webinar on local and international campaign approaches and athlete perspectives on sport for people with disabilities.

Date

Fri, 05/07/2021

Join us for a digital conversation entitled ‘The power of inclusion: Maximizing the visibility of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games’. The event is hosted by the African Union Sports Council and the African Paralympic Committee and will take place Friday 7 May at 10:00 (West African time) / 11:00 (Central African time)/12:00 (East African time).

In the coming months, a new Strategic Framework for the Sustainable Development of Sport in Africa (2021-2030) will be launched, which re-emphasizes participation in physical education, physical activity and sport is a human right for people with disabilities across all levels of sport.

This summer’s Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games (24 August – 6 September 2021) is a momentous opportunity to raise the visibility of Para sport and the rights of people with disabilities. For the first time the general-public will be able to watch daily highlights packages of their country’s athletes through national broadcast coverage. Join us to hear about local and international campaign approaches, athlete perspectives and more.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Decius Hikabwa Chipande, Coordinator (Head) African Union Sports Council
  • Leonel da Rocha Pinto, President African Paralympic Committee
  • Craig Spence, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer International Paralympic Committee

National Paralympic Committee perspectives:

  • Peter Adjei Secretary General NPC Ghana
  • Natasha Linda Teacher/NPC Zambia I’mPOSSIBLE Educator

Athlete panel:

  • Marie Louise Mukangoga (Wheelchair basketball, Rwanda)
  • Emmanuel Nii Tettey (Para powerlifting, Ghana),
  • Maureen Kalungi (young Paralympic leader, Uganda)

Register for the webinar here.

The webinar will be in English with simultaneous French translation.

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