THE Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) tapped international expert Wolfgang Baumann, Secretary General of The Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA), as resource speaker for the Indigenous Sports and Games Webinar Series dubbed Preserving and Promoting the Rich Cultural Heritage of our Ancestors on June 24.
Baumann, who has contributed and developed various international and national sports for sll programs and campaigns globally will share his expertise and overview on “Games of the Past – Sports for Today: Traditional Sports and Games as a tool to Counterbalance Globalization in Sports.”
“With an internationally distinguished speaker like Baumann on board, our participants will be able to see a different perspective on the importance of preserving the traditional sports of the Indigenous Peoples,” said Charles Raymond Maxey, the PSC’s oversight commissioner for Indigenous Peoples Games programs.
Baumann graduated in Sports Economics, Sports Science and English language at the Universities of Bonn and Bayreuth in Germany and the University of Stirling in Scotland.
His international positions include his seat in the International Olympic Committee Sport and Active Society Commission, and he is the former Vice President of the International Council of Sports Sciences and Physical Education.
In 2015, Baumann was appointed as a member of the High-Level Advisory Group of the EU Sport Commissioner.
More than a thousand from various Indigenous Peoples (IPs) tribes and groups, government agencies, local government units (LGUs), stakeholders and educators nationwide are expected to join the webinar via Zoom and streamed live on PSC’s Facebook pages starting at 1:30 p.m.
The webinar is held partnership with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples and is supported by Pocari Sweat.