Former captain of the Mali basketball team, winner of the Africa Championship for Women in 2007 and a Kigali forum participant.
“My main take home message is that we should be more proactive. I believe such a platform is necessary for women, especially in Africa. This forum affords us a wonderful opportunity to meet and exchange information and ideas, and also to learn from various participants about what they are doing in their own countries. More to the point, the forum creates a network of men and women who can work together to achieve great things with respect to women’s advancement in sport. We want athletes to be involved in decision making because they are the game players. They are the heart of the sports movement and athletes’ commissions are a major dissemination channel that can relay the voices of athletes.”
The Kigali Forum featured a series of panel discussions facilitated by renowned figures like H.E. Julienne Uwacu, Minister of Sports and Culture of the Republic of Rwanda; Mustafa Berraf, 1st Vice President of ANOCA; FIFA Secretary-General, Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura
Delegates to the Kigali Forum were unanimous that the meeting provided “concrete solutions” for the inclusion of women of Africa and Asia in various continental and world sports governing bodies.