GNOC Treasurer Completes IOC MEMOS  Certificate

GNOC Treasurer Completes IOC MEMOS  Certificate

The Treasurer of The Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) Alh. Ousman Abou Wadda has completed the International Olympic Committee, Executive Master in Sports Organisation Management (MEMOS) course.

MEMOS is an executive masters in Sports management offered by a network of universities. The program is conducted for a period of one year and consists of six modules focusing on a specific facet of sport management.

The key element of the course is to develop a project aiming to improve an aspect of management of the participant’s organization. Each student is assisted in this Endeavour by an assigned tutor with whom he or she remains in contact throughout the year. The course concludes with a project defence in front of MEMOS examining boards, followed by a public presentation of successful projects.

Mr. Wadda, who is the Chairman of Technical Committee and Board member of the Islamic Solidarity Sport Federation (ISSF), has added another accolade in his rich academy qualification.

The MEMOS certificate was presented to him in Lausanne recently after defending his project in front of 12 University Sports Science lectures at the IOC Museum.

The GNOC Treasurer received his certificate from the Deputy Director of IOC Mr. Pere Miro.

Reacting to his success, he said as a MEMO’S graduate, he is expected to give back to the NOC and sport by developing and implementing a project aiming to improve an aspect of management of National Sport Organisations that would be beneficial to sports development.

Mr. Wadda thanked the management and staff of GNOC especially the IOC Member BEATRICE Allen for their support during the one year programme.

He extended special appreciation and thanks to His Excellency the president of the Republic Sheikh Prof. Dr.Yahya A.J.J.Jammeh, Babili Mansa for the enabling environment. Also to the Managing Director of Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) Mr. Lamin Sanyang and his management team for their unflinching support in achieving such and being the first Gambian to achieve this precious Certificate.

Source: Namory Trawally, GNOC