The 34th Annual Seminar for Secretaries General of African NOCs which will hold in SAL Island, Cape Verde, from 12-14 October 2017, will definitely mark a milestone for the African Olympic Movement.
Having already converged on Santa Maria, the outstanding city where NOC Cape Verde has left no stone unturned for the success of the event, delegates from African NOCs are already itching to settle down for three days of intensive deliberations.
With the New Deal as slogan, the seminar will address the general concern of putting in place an efficient plan and appropriate mechanism for the implementation of the 2020 Strategic Plan.
“Ours is a Futuristic Approach predicated on IOC Agenda 2020, as well as by the profound changes taking place in our continent, where many countries have joined the club of emerging nations, and where sport and Olympism should play a frontline role as guarantees for prosperity and peace,” President Palenfo underscored.
“At a time when the world at large is threatened by a spiralling upsurge of violence, hate and extremism,” the President insisted, “it is incumbent on us to be exemplary, in an unprecedented show of solidarity, to consolidate the noble values of sport and Olympism as vectors of friendship, tolerance and wellbeing.”
The pace is thus set for the 34th Seminar for Secretaries General in Cape Verde, to write a new page in the history of the African Olympic Movement, which is resolutely focused on the future.
The Chairman of the ANOCA Athletes’ Commission, Amadou Dia Ba’a attended the three-day Forum with other Africans, including Enee Udong (ANOCA), Kirsty Coventry and Aya Medani (IOC), Kady Kanouté (WADA) and Nadia Cruz (World Olympians Association).
NOC Tunisia (CNOT) is celebrating its 60th anniversary this November 2017 with one week of intense activities dubbed “sixtieth anniversary week.”