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Webinar: Mainstreaming Sport for Development in Africa

Webinar: Mainstreaming Sport for Development in Africa

Join the African Union Sport Council, GIZ and Sport for Social Change Network for a webinar on mainstreaming sport for development in Africa and launch of a handbook on safeguarding in S4D in Africa.


Wed, 10/06/2021

The African Union Sport Council (AUSC), GIZ’s Regional Project Sport for Development in Africa (S4DA), and the Sport for Social Change Network (SSCN) are organizing a webinar on “Mainstreaming Sport for Development in Africa” in line with the recommendations from the First Regional Meeting of African Ministers on the Implementation of the Kazan Action Plan in Africa held in Madagascar in 2019. The webinar will be held in English with French interpretation. 

A discussion on the meaning of sport for development will be led by Dr. Oscar Mwanga, Programme Director of International Sport Management and Innovation at the University of London and James George Nange Otieno, CEO of Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA).

This will be followed by a panel discussion on Africa’s sport for development ecosystem. The panel will feature Allan Williams, Executive Director of SSCN; Nelson Camera, Executive Director of Sport Impact; and Ayesha Wentworth, Director of Programmes and Quality Assurance at the Namibian Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture.

To conclude, Dr. Decius Chipande, Coordinator/Head of the AUSC and Dr. Ben Sanders, a thought leader and specialist in sport for development will give an outlook on sport for development in Africa and Agenda 2063.

This webinar will be moderated by Rachel Muthoga, CEO of On Point Policy Advisors and former Executive Director of Moving the Goals Posts. It is part of a series focusing on critical engagements on the status and future of the African sports movement.

  • When: 06 October, 1pm - 3pm (West African time)
  • Register for the webinar here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The webinar accompanies the launch of a new handbook aimed at safeguarding children and vulnerable adults participating in sport in Africa. The ‘Safeguarding in Sport and Sport for Development (S4D) Contexts in Africa: A Practitioner’s Guide from Policy to Action’ was developed with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) as part of their Regional Project Sport for Development in Africa (S4DA) commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The handbook is available in English and French and can be downloaded free of charge here.


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