In the framework of Confederation of Africa Canoeing (CAC) development project with cooperation and support of International Canoe federation (ICF) and ÑELO KAYAKS of Portugal , the CAC Domestic Boat Production Project was conceived in 2014 to make National Federations self-sustaining in availability of Kayaks and Canoes , boats being one of the key component ofthe Olympic Sport of Canoe Kayak development.
In the process the project transfers valuable boat building skills and technology for maintenance of boats to youths , who would probably never have this opportunity otherwise . In addition it provides the Federations an economic model to create youth jobs, provide Boats to youths/clubs not only for Training and Competition, but also Sports Tourism, Adventure and even Livelihood.
It then opens up another opportunity for Federations to host National , Regional and Continental Championships , thereby significantly impacting positively on increasing the standard of performance of paddlers.
After completion of Project in Tunisia , other on going Projects are in Morocco and Egypt
Sudan is expected to launch the Project in April 2017 on the occasion of International Day of Sports for development celebrated on April 5 .
Increasing the number of Federation benifiting from this Project continues to face serious financial challenges .
Nigeria, Sao Tome, Mozambique and Somalia are other Federation who have expressed keen interest to get involved.
Morocco will host Africa U23 and Jnr Canoe Sprint Championships later this month and boats made sucessfuly under this project will be launched in a Exhibition to celebrate the International Day of Sports for Development.
For further information do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.
Confederation of African Canoeing(CAC)
East and Central Africa Confederation of Rowing and Canoeing ( CECAROCAF)
Po Box 91270 -80103 Mombasa, Kenya
Tel; +254 722 421 577