The two-day International Administrative Conference on Women in Sport which is being hosted by the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee (ZOC) in conjunction with the Association of National Olympic Committees in Africa, ANOCA, opened in Harare this Monday.


The conference is aimed at developing the capacity of women administrators from the African region to work together ahead of the world conference in Los Angeles, United States in February.

It was officially opened by the Acting Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development, who is also the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity, Cde Webster Shamu.


Meanwhile, the two-day forum came to an end this Tuesday with a number of resolutions passed.

Zimbabwe played host to 34 English and French speaking delegates during the two-day forum.

Chairperson of the Women in Sport Group, Beatrice Allen from the Gambia says the group of African women formulated strategies on how they expect to maintain leadership positions as well as plans to grow the numbers in and during the next elections.

Delegates were drawn from Gambia, Zambia, Ethiopia, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Tanzania, Mauritius, Lesotho, Namibia, Djibouti, Togo, Ghana, Rwanda, Swaziland, Uganda, Malawi, Zimbabwe, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and ANOCA.

The President of ANOCA, General Lassana Palenfo, a high profile former President of Ivory Coast, former Chief of Defence Staff and Minister of Security was one of the special guests at the forum.