TAFISA Webinar - Asia Successfully Gathers 45 People from 16 Countries


TAFISA Webinar - Asia Successfully Gathers 45 People from 16 Countries

13 August 2020

45 participants from 16 countries across Asia joined the first TAFISA Webinar - Asia on 7 August.

For 1h30, participants were given the opportunity to discuss and exchange on how they dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic in their organisation and communities, sharing ideas and gathering valuable input from other organisations and countries.   

The Webinar was opened by TAFISA President Prof. Ju-Ho Chang who emphasised how essential Sport for All is, not only during the pandemic but also through the transition period and to build the post-COVID-19 world. 

Insights on how the pandemic affected different countries and what solutions were developed in response were then shared by the following speakers: 

  • Dr. Hayono Isman, President, Indonesia Sport for All Association (FORMI)
  • Max Tamazawa, Secretary General, Sasakawa Sports Foundation
  • Shaima Saleh Alhusseini, Managing Director, Saudi Sport for All Federation
  • Dr. Hank Huang, Director of Sports Innovation, APEC Sports Policy Network (ASPN)

This continued into a conversation where other participants exchanged on their experiences and ideas, including interventions from Dr. Mitra Rouhi-Dehkordi (Iran Sport for All Federation) and Nopparat Satarat (Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Thailand) among others. 

As he concluded the Webinar, ASFAA Secretary General and TAFISA Treasurer Herzel Hagay called upon participants and the Global Sport for All Movement as a whole to take the current situation as an opportunity to use Sport for All to increase solidarity, friendship and mutual-help between people and countries.

Following the success of the Webinar, more similar events will be scheduled in the near future to keep the conversation going and leverage the power of Sport for All to build a better world.