The conference 'Gender Equity in Sport for Social Change' Casablanca, May 18-20, 2008, was organized by:

  • AMSD represented by Nicole Matuska and Nawal El Moutawakel.
  • Nike represented by Anna Maria Rugarli.
  • NCDO represented by Tessa Kocken.
  • SAD represented by Christopher Middleton and Marianne Meier.
  • Women Win represented by Astrid Aafjes.

About the organisers

  • Nike is an active advocate of women in sport and prioritizes gender equity in its corporate responsibility strategy ( and
  • Nawal el Moutawakel, the first North African and Muslim woman to win Olympic gold and current member of the IOC, has made part of her post Olympic legacy supporting gender equity and development through sport via her organization Association Marocaine Sport & Développement (AMSD) (

About the organisers

  • The Swiss Academy for Development (SAD) is dedicated to the question of how societies handle social change and cultural diversity ( SAD manages the International Platform on Sport and Development (, an information resource and communication centre dedicated entirely to Sport & Development.
  • Women Win is the first international women's fund that supports sport activities as an instrument for social change and women's empowerment (
  • The Dutch National Committee for International Cooperation and Sustainable Development (NCDO) ( strengthens and highlights public support for international cooperation and sustainable development and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. NCDO's sports program is thé Dutch knowledge and information centre on the power of sport to help reach these goals and social change (