UOC HELD THE WOMEN IN SPORT APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM 2017October 3, 2017
The The Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) under the Gender diversity in sport Commission held the Women in Sport Apprenticeship Program on the 29th September – 1st October, 2017 at Tal Cottages in Kasubu.
UOC is committed to creating an inclusive and gender equality sporting community in Uganda. The efforts are only concentrated on empowering women to assume senior leadership positions within the National Olympic Committee (NOC), and the National Federations as emphasized by the ‘White Paper’ on Women empowerment that was developed in 2015.
The purpose of the White Paper was to highlight the low representation of women in sport leadership and to devise means to increase their participation in sport leadership in the country.
The White Paper pointed out factors responsible for this scenario, and went on to spell out the UOC Gender and diversity in sport’s vision for women’s increased participation in sport governance and outlined the outcome to be achieved by the country.
After taking on the Sport Administrator Courses (SAC) and the Advanced Sport Management Courses (ASMC), the women were attached to the different Sporting federations and or Associations were they underwent an internship program and then present how they transformed what they leant in the above courses into a more practical experience.