A two day seminar to this effect began yesterday in IRIC and will end today.
As part of its contribution towards Cameroon’s hosting of the 2016 women AFCON, the Centre for studies in law, economy and sports politics, CERDEPS, in partnership with IRIC and INJS, organized a two-day colloquium on women and sports governance at the campus of the school of international relations in Yaounde. Opening the colloquium, the Minister of Women Empowerment and the Family, Marie Therese Abena Ondoa said the colloquium on the theme “Women, society and sports governance in Africa” is important as it evokes the relationship between women and sports.
She disclosed that it was with this in mind that the ministry created the Louves-Minproff football club which won the feminine football Cup this year. She said the club supplies players to the female national selection as well as some clubs in the elite championship.
Other speakers at the opening ceremony included the director of IRIC, Tabi Emmanuel, the Dean of the Faculty of law and political science, Magloire Ondoa, the rector of the university of Yaounde II, Ibrahima Amadou as well as the representative of the Minister of Higher Education. All orators hammered on the need to deepen research in sports and bridge the gap between men and women in sports.
According to the director of CERDEPS, Therese Atangana Malongue, the colloquium comprises presentations from university dons and exchange of experiences with professionals covering four major aspects namely; public policies, governance and development of women sports in Africa, women and society; the construction of a gender equity gender sensitivity, media, sponsoring and women sports performance in Africa, women and sports management in Africa.