The International Working group (IWG) on women and sports conference that was staged last week at GICC in Gaborone has been declared a success for African sport. The four day event managed to gather over 1000 participants from all over the world.
According to the Botswana secretariat patron for the conference Dorcas Makgatho, her committee was faced with a daunting task of delivering a successful host for the event. In her address to attendances at the closing ceremony at GIIC on Sunday evening, Makgatho said that through the joint efforts made by the local sporting commission (BNSC) and the ministry of youth empowerment, sports and culture they managed to tackle the challenges they faced to host a successful event.
The conference themed determine the future, be part of the change saw some of the most renowned global sporting icons as panelists among them Ugandan chess star Phiona Mutesi, South African Caster Semenya and Natalie Du Toit as well as Botswana’s Amantle Montsho. IWG Conference held in Botswana was staged as a solution finder in cultivating the legacy and capacity building for women in sport globally. The next IWG secretariat has been granted to New Zealand which will also host the next conference in 2022.