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Agitos Foundation rolls out programme to support development of West Asian NPCs

By : APC Media
Date : May 15, 2018

The Agitos Foundation, the International Paralympic Committee’s development arm, launched the Organisational Capacity Programme (OCP) to eight National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) from West Asia in Dubai with the support of the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC).

The programme is aimed to help and guide NPCs in terms of athlete development, governance, awareness and leadership as part of the NPC Development Programme, an initiative supported by the IPC’s Worldwide Paralympic Partnership with Toyota, which aims to build capacity within National Paralympic Committees around the world.

On the first day of the two-day programme the seven NPCs attending – Yemen, Bahrain, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, UAE, Palestine were introduced to the aims of the programme by Carolin Rickers, Agitos Foundation Development Manager. They then shared information on their own NPC, including key strengths and challenges.

The second day of the programme reviewed best practice of NPC governance, discussed ways of promoting regional collaboration, and outlined the planning process for the OCP training workshops which are scheduled for this August.

Carolin Rickers commented : 

The Agitos Foundation is particularly pleased to finally involve West Asia in the OCP. The OCP focus areas of governance and planning, marketing and communication and athlete development can help the NPCs to develop to the next level.

Majid Rashed, APC president said:

We’re really pleased to offer our help to this initiative to support the NPCs in West Asia. We know that the programme can really help their development and will also foster closer collaboration between the NPCs. Thanks to the Agitos Foundation for all their efforts in making this happen.

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