Sport for Social Change Conference in Zambia 19 – 20 May, Lusaka

The Sport for Social Change Network in Southern Africa (SSCN) and the National Organisation for Women in Sport Physical Activity and Recreation (NOWSPAR) have the great pleasure to invite you to participate in the Sport For Social Change in Zambia Conference, which will be held at the Golf View Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia from 19-20 May, 2011.

The Conference will bring together experienced practitioners and experts in the field of sport and development in order to actively share ‘good practice’ experience, discuss collaboration strategies and make recommendations on an improved cooperation and performance in Sport and Development.

The Conference will give Network members in Zambia an opportunity to input into the strategic discussion on the development of the Network and also provide shared capacity building opportunity through the SSCN Organisation mentoring program called the Buddy Project.

The Conference will close with a Public Forum on Friday 20th May 2011 at 14:00 – 17:00 hours.

The forum will be held in two parts, a Panel Discussion by youth with the theme ‘Gender Equality in Sport’ and the second discussion by leaders in the sport for social change community and UNICEF under the theme ‘Sport for Social Change: Opportunities and Limitations’ in the context of the UNMDGs and Zambian development goals.

The discussions will highlight the role that sport is, can and is potentially not able to play in social change and development in Zambia and the lessons drawn so far over the last decade of your active participation in this field.

Key speakers include Mr. Clement Chileshe, Ms. Matilda Mwaba, Mr. Michael Mwango and Dr. Kakuwa among others.

The Sport for Social Change Network in Southern Africa is supported by GTZ, Nike and Altus Sport.

National Sports Council of Zambia invited to Helsinki 2014

[Lusaka, 06.05.11] Ms. Matilda Mwaba invited the sports community of Zambia to participate in the 6th International Women and Sport Conference in 2014 in Helsinki, Finland.

Presenting an information pack to Hon. Chifumu Banda S.C, Chairman of the National Sports Council of Zambia on 6th May 2011 at the National Sports Development Centre, Ms. Mwaba urged the Council to play a critical role in supporting the objectives of the IWG in the 2010-2014 plan and to facilitate Zambia’s participation in 2014.

On receiving the invitation, Hon. Banda pledged his commitment to support the IWG agenda and Zambia’s participation in the 2014 conference.

Ms. Mwaba shared the commitment of the IWG to encourage Women in Sport stakeholders in Africa, including state institutions, to participate not only in the Conference in 2014, but most importantly in contributing to the efforts and shared goals in the period before the Conference. Some of the issues of concern include women’s participation in leadership and promoting strategic partnerships between NGOs, Government institutions and UN structures.