Cooperation between TAFISA and Region 5 of the African Union Sports Council (AUSC) has been further enhanced with the signing of an extension of the Memorandum of Understanding. This significant milestone was commemorated at the 7th International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS VII) held in Baku.
The collaboration between TAFISA and AUSC Region 5 is based on a shared vision to promote sport for all and participation in physical activity in AUSC Region 5 member countries. With the expansion of this important partnership, the two organizations have committed to a number of overall goals to further strengthen the Sport for All Movement across the region. The goals outlined by TAFISA and AUSC Region 5 include building capacity through training and developing Sport for all agents of social change in societies and creating a more robust platform for Sport for All activities and programmes, particularly those related to gender equality in AUSC Region 5 member countries. The collaboration further aims to enhance and integrate sport for all and physical activity as integral components of AUSC Region 5 policies and activities.
The African Union Region 5 Sports Council (AUSC Region 5) is the sports department of the African Union. AUSC’s main goal is to use sport to achieve peace, integration and unity in Africa, i.e. sport as a powerful humanitarian tool that brings people together regardless of skin color, gender, economic status, social class and political position. AUSC Region 5 serves its members and stakeholders in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) by encouraging and promoting the innovative development of inclusive sport and recreation at all levels, through partnerships and collaborations to promote athlete excellence. More information on the AUSC Region 5 website: http://www.auscregion5.org.bw/