Zambia at 50: Women Leading Sport


The Women Sport Leaders Breakfast Seminar was held on Saturday 18th October to highlight issues around Women’s participation in leadership in sport as Zambia commemorates its 50th Anniversary. The Seminar reflected on the sport sector in Zambia and its engagement with women and leadership from the perspectives of Policy, Practice and Advocacy.  This Seminar was hosted in partnership with the National Sports Council of Zambia.

The panel consisted of Ms. Pumulo Mundale- Ministry of Gender, Ms. Doris Mulenga- Ministry of Sport, Dr. Lwatula- National Sports Council, Ms. Matilda Mwaba- NOWSPAR, Mr. Alfred Foloko – Zambia Judo Association.

Panelists discussed…

Zambia at 50: Celebrating Sport for Development

Zambia is celebrating it’s 50 years of independence, considering the role of sport in development, the National Sports Council of Zambia in partnership with sport for development organisations NOWSPAR, Sport in Action and Edusport Foundation with the support of the Norwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sport (NIF) held a workshop and a sports festival.

The festival brought together over 250 youths to participate in basketball, football, netball, volleyball competitions and life skills…

International Day of the Girl

Over 300 adolescent girls gathered at the Olympic Youth Development Centre to participate in our Goal Event in celebration of International Day of the Girl Child. The Theme ‘Empowering Adolescent Girls: Breaking the Cycle of Violence’ reflects the aim of the Goal Program that has sessions covering financial literacy, prevention of violence, rights and health.

The Goal Event participants were drawn from various sports associations including Handball, Volleyball, Basketball, Hockey, Martial Arts, Boxing,…

OYDC Committed to Women’s Sport


The Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) is a multi-purpose sports and education complex established in partnership between the Government of Zambia and the International Olympic Committee IOC) and the National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ). The OYDC runs programs including athlete and technical sport development and social programs including health and rights awareness for children and youth.

NOWSPAR was part of the consultative meeting held on Saturday 29th September at the OYDC at which discussions where held on the current programs and operations and opportunities for cooperation.

One key result area of the OYDC is ensuring access to sport…

Shepolopolo: scoring football and personal goals


The Women National Football Team will be heading to Namibia this month to compete in the 9th African Women Championship taking place on 11th -25th October in Namibia. Currently in camp, the team are preparing to score goals not just in this tournament but also in their own lives.

In partnership with the Women’s Committee, NOWSPAR presents workshop sessions with the team on various topics including rights, gender inequality, protection from violence and leadership.This week,the session conducted focused on Financial Literacy and was based on the Goal Curriculum and led by our staff Fatima assisted by Chikondi and Bertha.…