Katisenge to Attend Sports Summit

| May 28, 2015

Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) public relations director, Keenese Katisenge is expected to attend the international sport and social impact summit to be held in Florida, United States from June 7-20.

A press release from International Working Group on women and sport states that Katisenge would join 33 other young athletic leaders from across the world for the United Nations flagship outreach programme courtesy of the International Working Group on women and sport.

She leaves on June 7 to attend the summit that would be held in at the IMG academy by United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace.

The release states that youth leadership programme would bring together youth who have the potential to be community leaders in the field of sport for development.

It further states that Katisenge was selected from a throng of applicants coming in from around the world.

The initiative, it says, through the International Working Group on Women and Sport put out a call for applicants in the world and received an overwhelming response from well acclaimed potential young leaders.

It also says the IWG partnership with Global Action Initiative aims at identifying young females with leadership potential across Africa.

The chess federation assists Katisenge to partake in the summit aiming to empower young people from around the world.

The summit would also provide participants with theoretical and practical experience and provide them with a toolkit on how sport can best be used to improve the social conditions.

The release says participants would learn to use the universal language of sports to engage and lead their peers in addressing vital social and economic issues in their home countries.

They would also learn techniques for running sports for development programmes from professionals and share their experiences running sport based empowerment programmes in their communities.

Meanwhile, Katisenge was recently awarded best sports administrator of the year at this year’s Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) awards.

Source : BCF

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Sports

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