African Basketball: Development, Gender and Migrations

The second Sports Africa Live online roundtable on June 6 @ 3pm GMT aims to bring together African players, coaches and basketball officials to discuss:
– The worldwide migration of African players in search of lucrative careers and how these movements affect African basketball.
– The current state and future directions of women’s basketball, including its opportunities and challenges (financial, social, cultural, political).
– How to develop the game locally to ensure that all those involved can earn a decent living.

An exceptional panel of 4 African basketball championship winners, 1 European Champion.

Mactabene Amachree, Independent Sports Professional, USA
Dr. Lindsay Krasnoff, Research Associate, Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy, SOAS University of London
Joe Lopez, President of SEED PROJECT Academy, Senegal
Anicet Lavodrama, ASIS Sport, Spain
Hamchetou Maiga-Ba, Founder Hamchetou Maiga-Ba Foundation & Special Olympics, Mali
Boniface Ndong, Former F.C. Barcelone and Senegal Player – Current Senegal Coach
Astou Ndiaye, Players Experience Manager, NBA Academy Africa, Senegal
Isabelle Yacoubou, Tango Bourges Basket, France

Dr. Martha Saavedra, University of California,Berkeley – USA

The session will also be available on Facebook

Cosponsored by:

    • Center for African Studies, UC Berkeley -A US Department of Education, Title VI National Resource Center
    • West Africa Research Center (WARC), Dakar Senegal
    • Ohio University Center for International Studies
    • Ohio University, Africa@OHIO
    • Ohio University Office of Inclusion and Diversity, Multicultural Center
    • Black Student Cultural Programming Board, Ohio Universit