The 34th Seminar for Secretaries Genera of African NOCs featured other highlights besides the opening and closing ceremonies. As a matter of fact, delegates discussed a variety of other issues relating to the central theme of the seminar. These included: “General overview of ANOCA Vision/Plan 2020 – Prospects of the ANOCA Secretariat”; “Reminder of role and responsibilities of Secretaries General”; “Role of efficient leadership in achieving set objectives”; “Execution of Plan 2020: Stages to be adopted by NOCs and ANOCA.” Participants also discussed other interesting topics, notably: “Future games to be organised by ANOCA: Where do we stand? ”; “Plan 2020: Efficiency in organisation and coordination, which strategic planning approach should an NOC adopt for Tokyo 2020 and beyond? ”; “Mobilisation of resources for NOCs: challenges and possible solutions”; “Financial transparency and Structure: how NOCs can comply with financial directives. ”; “Plan 2020: Major performance indicators and effective evaluation”; “Good governance and efficiency in the management of NOCs and ANOCA”; “Causes of conflicts, how to prevent and manage them! What are the duties of an NOC vis-a-vis the government, the IOC and other stakeholders?”; “Implementation of IOC Agenda 2020: How is Africa faring?”
There were other presentations by Olympafrica, WADA and Olympic Solidarity. The Secretaries General also discussed the recommendations of the Abidjan Forum on the role of the ANOCA technical department.
The foundation stone for the construction of the Olympafrica Centre in Santa Cruz, Cape Verde, was laid on 17 October 2017.
A strategic meeting was held on the sidelines of the 34th Seminar for Secretaries General of African NOCs in Sal, and brought together ANOCA members and administrators of NOC Cape Verde.