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African Union Conference of Ministers of Sport

4th session of the African Union conference of Ministers of Sport

Theme: consolidating Africa's renaissance through sport

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WHAT: 4th Session of the African Union Conference of Ministers of Sport under the theme "Consolidating Africa's renaissance through sport"

WHEN: 17-21 October 2011

The Conference will be organized in two phases:

  • AU Member States' expert meeting from 17-18 October 2011
  • AU Member States' Ministerial meeting from 20-21 October 2011

WHERE: African Union Commission Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

WHO: Department of Social Affairs of the African Union Commission (AUC)

Objective: The 4th session of the AU Conference of Ministers of Sport (CAMS4) will primarily focus on the future Architecture for African Sport.

Agenda Items:

The Conference will consider the following agenda items:

  • Report of the H.E. the AU Commission Chairperson on the implementation of the Decisions of the 3rd Session of the AU Conference of Ministers of Sport
  • Consideration of the Report of the AU Commission on the new Architecture for African Sport, and Dissolution of the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa (SCSA)
  • Briefings will be presented on, inter alia, the 2011 All Africa Games, preparations for the bidding of the 2015 All Africa Games and the 2012 Sport Programme of the AU Commission, for information and support purposes.

1. At the 3rd Session of the AU Conference of Ministers of Sport (CAMS3), the Ministers of Sport called for the following actions

  • A new Architecture for African Sports (consisting on this Ministerial Conference and its Bureau, and a Sport Advisory Board with Technical Committees)
  • The Commission should conduct further studies regarding the integration of the Supreme Council for Sport (SCSA) into the Commission
  • Dissolution of SCSA to be concluded after the Maputo 2011 All Africa Games
  • Urged Member States to pay their contributions and arrears to SCSA in order for SCSA to fulfil its financial obligations before its dissolution

2. The Decisions of the Third Session of the AU Conference of Ministers of Sport were subsequently endorsed by the Executive Council decision EX.CL/543 (XVI) of January 2010.

3. The theme of the CAMS4 "Consolidating Africa's Renaissance through Sport" was developed out of the growing evidence and recognition that well designed sport-based initiatives that incorporate the best values of sport, can be cross-cutting, powerful, practical, low-cost but high impact tools for sustainable development.

Outcome of the Conference:
  • The 4th Session of the AU Conference Ministers of Sport is expected to be as highly interactive and constructive as earlier sessions
  • Approve a new Architecture for African Sport
  • Approve the composition of the Sports Advisory Board and its Technical Committees

Participants will include: Ministers in charge of sport and Experts/Officials from AU Member States, the AU Commission, AU Organs, International and Continental Sport Organisations, International Organisations and Agencies, and Regional Economic Communities.


African Union Commission (AUC)