NOCZ HOLDS GS SEMINAR
Updated: May 29, 2020
The National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ) held a one day General Secretaries Seminar for all Sports Federations affiliated to the body on 28th September 2019 in Lusaka.
Speaking during the opening ceremony, NOCZ President Alfred Foloko said that this is the first time such a seminar is being held in a long time and it is being done to ensure that experiences are shared in terms of governance amongst those present.
The President said the meeting is a platform for the associations to check on each other and ensure that governance documents are in place for all affiliates.
He further said that engagements like this will be held from time to time with various stakeholders in a bit to change how sports is managed in the country and also help its affiliates recognise and acknowledge that athletes are prioritized in the operations of sports federation.
NOCZ held this kind of seminar after a long time, it was facilitated by the NOCZ Secretariat with speakers including NOCZ Secretary-General Boniface Kambikambi, NOCZ Executive Director Brenda Chipande, NOCZ Programmes Officer Chipo Mulenga-Mainda and Foster Hamuyube (Head of Research and Planning - Human Rights Commission) who covered topics ranging from NOCZ Strategic Plan, Olympic Solidarity Programmes, National Federation Governance, Human Rights In sports and Multi-Sports Management among others.
Representatives from the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ), Zambia Martial Arts Federation (ZAMAF), Zambia Amateur Athletics Association (ZAAA), Zambia Tennis Association (ZTA), Zambia Weightlifting Federation, Zambia Boxing Federation, Zambia Rugby Union, Zambia Hockey Association, Zambia Judo Association, Netball Association of Zambia, Handball Association of Zambia and Zambia Basketball Association were present at the seminar held at Radisson Blu Hotel in Lusaka.