Awisa to elect new leaders inWHK
30 Apr 2016 10:40am
GOBABIS, 30 APR (NAMPA) The African Women in Sport Association (Awisa) will have its general assembly elective meeting in Windhoek from 12 to 15 May.
Namibia Women in Sport Association (Nawisa) Secretary-General Carol Garoes said positions to be contested include president, vice-president, secretary-general and treasurer.
Awisa is divided into seven different zones all across the African continent and these zones will now have to meet as associate members to elect a new executive committee, she told Nampa on Friday.
Proceedings for the day include deliberations on the successes and challenges of Awisa such as funding, marketing and growing the association.
Garoes said experts from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and African Union Sports Council have been invited.
The CAF delegation includes experts in sport management and marketing.
The co-objective is to particularly find effective ways to promote gender equality in sport and to advocate for equal representation of women in sport leadership, and creating a safer platform to compete.
Nawisa was introduced in May 1998 to promote women in sport in Namibia.
Awisa, with 31 members, is headquartered in Windhoek.