January 3 – The AFC has unveiled the inaugural AFC Knowledge Sharing Programme 2024, spotlighting its drive to enhance the capabilities of its Member Associations (MA) and Regional Associations (RA) and establish football as the primary sport across the continent.
Replacing the prior AFC Internship programme, this new initiative gives individuals an immersive training period under the guidance of football governance experts. First participants are from the Palestine Football Association (PFA), Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), and Pakistan Football Federation (PFF).
Crafted as a month-long intensive, the programme focuses on contemporary best practices in football governance, administration, and day-to-day operations within the AFC’s Member Association Division. The overarching goal is to furnish participants with the tools to evolve as future leaders in Asian football.
The programme was revamped to pivot towards a more targeted training approach, focusing on refining candidates’ expertise in their specific domains.
The AFC said the shift more accurately aligns with the AFC’s vision. The Knowledge Sharing Programme is open to all employees of the AFC’s MAs and RAs. Additionally, candidates graduating with “distinction” from the AFC Academic Centre of Excellence can participate in the programme.
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