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2019 African Games: Youth Ministry Stages Anti-Doping Seminar In Abuja



2019 African Games: Youth Ministry Stages Anti-Doping Seminar In Abuja
Joel Ajayi
As part of preparation toward 2019 African Games event in Morocco, the Ministry of Youth and Sports will hold  a 2-day seminar for all  National Sports Federations’ Presidents, Secretaries and Technical Directors.

The seminar slated for Thursday May 2nd, to Friday May 3, 2019 in Abuja 

The Seminar themed ‘Strategic Re-Positioning of Result Oriented National Sports Federations and Effective Preparation /Participation at the 2019 Games will have resource persons from the National Anti- Doping Committee NADC discuss issues concerning National Sports Federations’ compliance  with the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) standards.

It will also serve as an avenue to interact with Federation Presidents on strategic matters affecting the Federations as well as on-going preparations for the forthcoming 12th African Games in Morocco. 

Some of the topics  for discussion include ‘Overview of a Code Compliant National Anti-Doping Program’, ‘Health Consequences of Doping: Managing Risks of Nutritional Supplements’,  ‘Anti-Doping Rules Violation and Result Management Process’, ‘Athletes Registered Testing Pool and Whereabouts’, 

‘Prohibited Substances and Methods and the TUE Process’, ‘Anti-Doping Roles and Responsibilities’ and ‘Doping Control Process and Testing’ 

However, the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung will address the meeting on the final day. 

The resource persons expected to speak at the seminar include Dr Akin Amao, Dr Paul Onyeudo, Mr Femi Ayorinde among others. 

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Oluwakemi Areola’s Vivacity Development Pioneers Youth Empowerment for a Sustainable Future



Abuja based organization,Vivacity Development, has reaffirmed its commitment to nurturing the potential of young individuals for a sustainable future.

Vivacity Development is strategically directing its efforts towards capacity development initiatives meticulously designed to equip young individuals with the essential skills necessary to flourish within the green economy. Simultaneously, the organization is harnessing the power of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Research and Development (R&D), with the overarching goal of driving innovation and sustainability.

Founder and CEO of Vivacity Development, Oluwakemi Areola, underscores the paramount role of youth in shaping a sustainable future. By prioritizing capacity development, the organization aims to arm young people with the expertise required to excel in the dynamic landscape of the green economy.

The organization has delineated four key initiatives aimed at facilitating the achievement of these objectives:

Green Economy Training Programs: Vivacity Development is spearheading specialized training programs focusing on the green economy. These initiatives encompass crucial areas such as renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, and environmental conservation, thereby empowering young individuals to make meaningful contributions to a greener world.

ICT Integration for R&D: Recognizing the transformative potential of technology, Vivacity Development is fully embracing ICT for Research and Development endeavors. By integrating cutting-edge technologies, the organization aims to catalyze innovation in sustainable practices, environmental conservation, and eco-friendly solutions.

Collaborations with Industry Leaders: Vivacity Development is actively fostering strategic partnerships with industry leaders in both the green economy and ICT sectors. These collaborations will provide young participants with invaluable real-world insights, mentorship, and opportunities to engage in impactful projects.

Youth-Led Initiatives: The organization is championing youth-led initiatives by offering a platform for young innovators to showcase their ideas. Vivacity Development firmly believes in the potential of the younger generation to drive positive change and, through mentorship and support, aims to amplify their impact.

Areola expresses profound enthusiasm about the initiative, emphasizing Vivacity Development’s unwavering belief in the power of youth to shape a sustainable future. She reaffirms the organization’s commitment to investing in capacity development and leveraging ICT for research and development, thereby nurturing a generation of environmentally conscious and innovative leaders.

The company’s dedication to the green economy is seamlessly aligned with its steadfast commitment to utilizing technology for research and development.

On February 22, 2024, Vivacity Development will hold its first event of the year at the University of Abuja, with the primary objective of inspiring transformative actions that promote sustainable development, enhance workforce readiness for the digital age, and accelerate the transition to a green economy.

By fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, promoting best practices, and facilitating capacity building, Vivacity Development is poised to create tangible impacts that contribute to a more sustainable and prosperous future.

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