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The 2014 Global Summit on Physical Activity for Children and Youth- Monday May 19 2014 -Thursday May 22 2014, Toronto Canada

The 2014 Global Summit will provide a forum to share evidence and best practices from around the world and foster coordinated action to address the global physical inactivity crisis. An estimated 900 delegates are expected to attend this four day conference including researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and students from around the world.

One of the most ambitious and pioneering aspects of the Summit is that, for the first time, 15 countries from across five continents will come together to present and discuss their respective national “report cards” on physical activity for children. As a result of his collaborative effort across nations, the world’s first Global Matrix on the Physical Activity of Children and Youth will be revealed to delegates in attendance at the 2014 Global Summit on May 20 2014.

Ghana will be represented at the Global Summit by Professor Reginald Ocansey from ALWAG Research and Education Center. Other experts who fully participated in the preparation of the First 2014 Ghana Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth include:

  1. Professor Seidu Sofo (Investigator)
  2. Professor Margaret Badasu (Investigator)
  3. Dr. Richmond Aryeetey (Investigator)
  4. Dr.Prince Pambo (Investigator)
  5. Ms. Vida Nyawornota (Investigator)
  6. Ms. Benedicta Amos (Project Manager and Media Expert)
  7. Mr. John Nartey (Research Assistant)
  8. Ms. Doris Frimpong (Research Assistant)

This event is historic and an international landmark which help to power the movement to get kids moving. Specifically, in Ghana, the official release of the report card will provide the needed impetus and direction for fine tuning the National Physical Education and Sports Policy for Schools- which is currently underway and almost nearing completion. The National Physical Education and Sports Policy for Schools’ project is being undertaken by ALWAG Research and Education Center, Ghana Education Service, UNICEF, British Council and other Stakeholders.