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Join our online conference "Sports Governance Crisis and Sports Underdevelopment in Africa" on 28 September 2021

Online Conference "Sports Governance Crisis and Sports Underdevelopment in Africa" on 28 September 2021, 3:00 PM (West Africa Time)organised by PLAYYA Nigeria together with Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) and HEDA Resource Centre
Lagos, 14.09.2021 – As the first of its kind, this online conference examines major struc­tural prob­lems of African sports. It links grass­roots ex­pe­riences and in­sights into national and inter­national sports ad­min­is­tra­tion with broader social, po­lit­i­cal and eco­nom­ic re­al­i­ties to bet­ter under­stand the chal­lenges at hand. It also ex­plic­it­ly ex­am­ines the role of in­ves­ti­ga­tive sports jour­na­lism in ex­posing sys­te­mic prob­lems. While issues like doping or match-fixing are di­rec­tly re­la­ted to sport­ing prac­tice, other mal­prac­tices in the sports in­dustry like brib­ery and cor­rup­tion, money laun­der­ing and tax eva­sion, or human traf­fick­ing and sex­u­al har­ass­ment are clo­sely inter­twined with society at large. The con­fe­rence analyses these complex inter­re­la­tions, debunks the fier­cely de­fend­ed notion of the "auto­nomy of sport" and relates the African (and global) "sports gov­er­nance cri­sis" to the broader is­sues of good gov­er­nance, human rights and sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment. Please register online and join us on 28 September 2021 at 3:00 PM (West Africa Time / UTC+01:00).

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