NVAS Africa Day 2016: Sport in Africa

Poster Afrikadag NVAS

Sport is used increasingly as an instrument for positive social change in Africa. But what exactly is it that sports (can) do and to what degree, and how can they effect change? Are some sports more likely to be effective means for socio-economic advancement? And if so, why is that? These and other questions will be addressed during the 2016 NVAS Africa Day. Organisers are Frank van Eekeren (Utrecht University School of Governance, research focus area Sport & Society), Kirsten Langeveld (NVAS), David Drengk (NVAS) and Froukje Krijtenburg (NVAS).

Download the programme.

To mark this occasion, the ASCL Library has compiled a web dossier about Sport in Africa


Prof. Cora Burnett, University of Johannesburg
Frank van Eekeren, Utrecht University


Send the registration form before October 10th to Marieke van Winden: winden@ascleiden.nl. The registration fees are €15 for students, NVAS members and ABv members, €25 for non-members. Fees are payable before October 10th. Registration includes a varied and interactive programme, lunch, lively discussions, drinks and snacks.

How to get there.

Date, time and location

15 October 2016
Utrecht University School of Governance (USG), Bijlhouwerstraat 6, Utrecht