24th November 2017



The Africa Zone VI Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO) will be convening its annual Executive Board meeting in Windhoek, Namibia with the assistance of the Namibian Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service and supported by the Namibian National Olympic Committee as well as the Commonwealth Games Association. The Board Meeting will take place on Tuesday, 28 November 2017. The Board Meeting will amongst other things, undertake the following;

a) Discuss the progress achieved since the last Board Meeting in Cape Town, South Africa (28
November 2016).
b) Consider and approve the 2016 Audited Financial Statements
c) Discuss and approve the 2018 Operational Plan & budget for Africa Zone VI RADO.
d) Discuss issues pertaining to program implementation in member countries of the Africa Zone

The Board Meeting will be attended by representatives of member countries as listed above.
The Program Implementation Workshop funded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Fund for the Elimination of Doping in Sport will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, 29-30 November 2017. The delegates to the workshop comprise Senior Government representatives and National Olympic Committee (NOC) leaders from member countries. The aims of the workshop is to:

a) review current activities and developing comprehensive and effective national anti- doping
programmes and policies;
b) enhance Code Compliance within Member States and implementation of the UNESCO
International Convention Against Doping in Sport;
c) facilitate regular and systematic monitoring and evaluation of anti-doping program
implementation in Member States.

It is the primary goal and mandate of the Africa Zone VI RADO to coordinate the promotion of clean sport and protection of clean athletes in member countries in line with the World Anti-Doping Code, the UNESCO International Convention Against Doping in Sport and the Olympic Charter. Furthermore, the Africa Zone VI RADO greatly appreciates the critical role played by the media in fighting against the scourge of doping in sport and educating the athletes and general public.

Ghana will be represented on the Board by the Chairman of the Anti-Doping Office, the Chief Director of the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) and a representative of the National Olympic Committee (NOC).

Dr Nicholas Munyonga- RADO Board Member-Zimbabwe