The Cape Verde Olympic Committee (COC) from 27 to 29 March organised a workshop on the theme “women’s leadership in sport.” The meeting, which took place in Praia, brought together participants from Cape Verde and all NOCs of ANOCA Zone II. The opening ceremony was graced by a number of dignitaries, amongst them Prime Minister, Ulisses Correira and IOC representative, Dominique Niyonizigiye. Speaking on the occasion, the President of the Cape Verde Olympic Committee, Filomena Fortes, said she was happy such a meeting was convened in her country which, in her opinion, will further brainstorm the issue of giving women greater responsibilities within sports structures. Taking the floor after her was Prime Minister, Ulisses Correia Silva, who advocated gender equality in sport. The government of his country, he observed, hopes to back the involvement of more women in sports management.
The workshop, which was facilitated by international coaching expert, Gabriela Mendonza-Müller, sought ways of empowering women by entrusting them with leadership roles in sport. While congratulating COC for organising the meeting, the IOC representative told the gathering that the supreme governing body of the Olympic Movement is very concerned with the issue of women’s leadership in sport.