FISU Hosts Staff Seminar for Continental University Sports Federations
FISU’s Education and Development Department hosted a two day inaugural Continental University Sports Federation (CUSF) Staff Seminar at the FISU headquarters on 14-15 May 2019 with the objective of aligning strategies and finding common courses of action to further university sports movement worldwide. The seminar brought together executive staff from five different continental member federations to exchange ideas.
Hannington Musoke, the FASU administrator presented on the process of developing the FASU Strategic direction, implementation progress and how it fits into the FISU Global Strategy 2027. He emphasized the need for prior research and consultation as a basis for building the FASU strategy which came to force in 2015. FASU has scored in areas of brand consistency and Pan Africanism. “The #WeAreAfrica hash tag and slogan has really picked up and we intend to promote it even further,” he said.
Julius Lukwago cited Uganda as a model of support where Universities directly contribute to the facilitation of the National Team at FISU events instead of depending entirely NUSFs whose budgets may be limited. “We are trying to share this idea with other countries in Africa,” he said.
CDSU also appreciated FASU for its concept in celebration of the International Day of University Sports IDUS 2018, which was a massive and great success.
European University Sports Association (EUSA)’s representatives presented on partnerships, FISU America covered use of social media in promotion of the CUSF, while Asian University Sports Federation and FISU Oceania focused on inter-continental partnerships.
It was a great opportunity for the people that undertake the day-to-day management at the Continental Federation secretariats to meet and share notes on how to do things. A resolution for closer collaboration for growth of university sports form the general conclusion.