The Matilda Mwaba Annual Lecture

On 11th January 2021, Matilda Mwaba the founder and Executive Director of NOWSPAR passed away aged 64. NOWSPAR will hold a public lecture in Matilda’s name.

The Matilda Mwaba Lecture is an annual event hosted by NOWSPAR to celebrate the life and work in sport of Matilda Mwaba (1957-2021). Matilda Mwaba made significant contributions to sport and gender advocacy in Zambia, Africa, and globally for several decades.

The lecture is conducted to raise awareness on issues of women and sport. The lectures are on topics related to sport. Speakers may address issues such as performance, sport management, physical activity, physical education, policy, history, research, and legislation among other subjects. 

The annual event includes a main lecture by a speaker and a panel discussion, with engagement from audience members. The event also has a networking reception element to promote interaction among guests drawn from the sports sector and beyond.

The inaugural event will be held on 8th June 2021, the anniversary of Matilda birth, and on or around that date in the years to come. 

Details of the venue and time (physical meeting) as well as online platform for the lecture broadcast will be communicated soon.

Registration will open soon.

This year, the lecture event will coincide with the launch of the Matilda Mwaba Sports Education Fund (MMSEF). An initiative to support the continued education of women in sport to invest in the ongoing legacy of the work and interests of Matilda. Read more about the fund and the opportunity to donate if you can here.