Uncategorised‘Good Governance’ highlighted in OS-OCA Regional Forum

September 11, 20190

?The implementation of a good governance was the main theme yesterday (May 7) as the Olympic Solidarity (OS) and Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Regional Forum for West, Central and South Asian National Olympic Committees got underway at the Regency Hotel in Manama, Bahrain.
This two-day forum is being organized by Olympic Solidarity, with 90 representatives form 26 National Olympic Committees from the three zones sharing their information and experience among themselves.
General secretary of the Bahrain Olympic Committee Abdulrahman Askar gave the opening remarks, in which he welcomed all the delegates and stressed the significance of such gathering for Bahrain and other National Olympic Committees to hear different opinions and ideas.
This was followed by another speech by OCA Asian Games Director Haider Farman, who noted the importance of the benefits that the National Olympic Committees from West, Central and South Asia will have from this forum.
Farman said he was pleased for the great interaction from the attendees during the presentations as well as the discussions sessions.
Late on, representatives of five National Olympic Committees delivered presentations, in which they shared certain points about their respective organisations with other members of the NOCs.
They were Sonam Karma (General Secretary, Bhutan NOC), Saparmammet Durdyyev (International Affairs Head, Turkmenistan NOC), Ahmed Al Qairainees (International Affairs Director, Bahrain NOC), Shahrokh Shahnazi (General Secretary, Iran NOC) and Fahim Hashimy (President, Afghanistan NOC).
Some of the points they presented include the implementation of principles of good governance, communication with the government, structure, programmes, election process, separating NOC from the government and partnership with the private sector to develop sport.
The presentations were also witnessed by forum organisers – Athletes Programmes Section Manager at the Olympic Solidarity Olivier Niamkey, head of Institutional Life and Governance NOC Relations Department at the International Olympic Committee’s NOC Relations Department Jerome Poivey, and university lecturer Brian Minkin.
Niamkey was pleased with the interaction of the NOC members as well as the organization of the forum, which is taking place in Bahrain for the first time.
“The Olympic Solidarity international office, in cooperation with the Olympic Solidarity Commission and the continental offices, selects a topic for each year’s edition. The forums are organised by the international office in coordination with the respective continental associations,” he said.
“The objective of this programme is to promote concepts and ideas to groups of NOCs and to facilitate the process of exchanging knowledge and experience among them,” added Niamkey, who is making his first visit to Bahrain.
Meanwhile, the forum concludes today with three Games organising committees to be presenting detailed information on three major Games to be held in 2014.
The first of the three will be the Second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, in August, the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, in September-October, and the Fourth Asian Beach Games in Phuket, Thailand, in November.

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