“On behalf of the WISC, I am so pleased the IPC has been able to offer specialized leadership training to over a hundred female leaders within the Paralympic Movement."
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) hopes to implement the Women in Paralympic Sport Leadership Summits in each of the five IPC regions by the end of 2009. This two-day event in Kuala Lumpur will provide a forum for dialogue, policy and leadership. Those National Paralympic Committee (NPC) members participating will have the opportunity to contribute to a Regional Action Plan that will increase gender equity for girls and women in Paralympic sports in Asia.
Said Tine Rindum Teilmann, Chairperson of the IPC Woman in Sport Committee (WISC): “On behalf of the WISC, I am so pleased the IPC has been able to offer specialized leadership training to over a hundred female leaders within the Paralympic Movement. WISC encourages the full participation of women and girls, particularly with a disability, at all levels within the Paralympic Movement. The Summits are an opportunity to bring together many talented individuals to share their invaluable experiences and build a common framework to work together for the common goal. The success of the Summits is based on the implementation of the common framework build from individual plans so I challenge all participants to aim high, plan realistically, and act with full intention.”
The summit in Malaysia is not limiting participation to just women. The APC encourages anyone to be a part of the influential discussions to take place. This includes those in various positions like athlete representatives, coaches, technical officials, classifiers, administrators, etc. Four summits have already been arranged in Iran, Niger, Tanzania and Germany.
NPCs already planning to attend the two-day summit include: Bangladesh, Brunei, China, Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Phillippines, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand and Timor Leste.
For more information please visit: http://www.paralympic.org -> Development -> Development Programmes -> WIS.