BOTSWANA SHINES IN HOSTING WORLD CLASS SPORTING EVENTS

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Over the years Botswana has been doing great when it comes at hosting major sporting events. Who can forget a historic #ReaBaTsaa, (NWYC 2017) and the World Baseball, Softball Congress which elevated Dr Mokokomane the president of Botswana Softball Association ascending to the WBSC Board.

On the 17th – 20th May 2018, Gaborone welcomed delegates for the 7th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport. The conference brought an end to the 4 years tuner of the Botswana IWG Secretariat, even though the office will be relocating to the new host that will host the 2022 8th IWG conference being Newzeland.

For the 4 years, IWG has harnessed through the obstacles and stood firm to advocate for women in sport as for their recognition IWG through their Mentorship and Empowerment Program for Girls and women in Sport (MEMPROW). The award rewards initiatives, worldwide, which can truly be considered as sustainable interventions and good practices in the field of sport for all, the award was received during the TAFISA world Congress in Seoul, Korea on November 2017.

IWG leaves a legacy called IWG Botswana Big 5, the Mentorship and Empowerment Program for girls from remote areas, Gender Mainstreaming into Sport, The HeForShe campaign and the Active City.

Botswana Karate Association did not remain behind as it hosted the AUSC Region 5 Karate Championship (known as Zone 6) In May 2018 immediately after the 7th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport. BOKA will again in 2019 host a Continental Championship, UFAK.

As a culture of rotational events hosting. Botswana will host the CUCSA 2018 Games, COSASA 2018 Athletics Games, and end a years with the AUSC Region 5 Youth Games in December.