The para-sport movement struggles to grow in Francophone Africa due to the lack of para-sport federations and hence lack of competitions promoting adapted sport. The weak democratisation of para-sport in Francophone Africa is illustrated by the absence of Francophone African countries on the medals ranking of the last Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2021.
Beyond Olympic medals, sport is an essential tool for education and social inclusion, and this weak para-sport development stalls social inclusion for persons with disabilities.
The organisation of these games would help developing para-sport in participant countries to perform better at the next Paralympic Games, but mainly to democratise the practice of sport for all persons with disabilities.
- Democratise the practice of sport for all persons with disabilities, for competition or leisure notably through advocacy towards government and families
- Increase the number of para-sport competitions and involve every order of disability
- Improve the performance of para-sport athletes from Francophone Africa
- Organisation of trainings for supervisors and technical staff who will participate in the games
- Organisation of the multisport competition (athletics, wheelchair basketball, goalball, 7 football, powerlifting) for each disability order on six days
- Organisation of awareness raising campaigns for disabled people inclusion in society
The total cost of the project is €237,143.