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Monday, June 29, 2015

Time Event  
08:30 - 09:00 Opening Speeches  
08:30 - 08:35 › Welcoming Participants - Dr Admasu Tsegaye, President, Addis Ababa University  
08:35 - 08:40 › Welcoming Participants - Dr. Alain Borgel, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement Representative  
08:40 - 08:45 › Welcoming Participants - H.E. Mrs Brigitte Collet, Ambassador of France in Ethiopia  
08:45 - 08:50 › Welcoming Participants - H.E. Abdissa Yadeta, Ethiopian Federal Sport Commissioner, Ethiopian Federal Sport Commission  
09:00 - 10:30 Interviews with Guests of Honor  
09:00 - 09:30 › Interview with Haile Gebreselassie - Haile Gebreselassie, Olympic Champion  
09:30 - 10:00 › Interview with Derartu Tulu - Derartu Tulu, Olympic Champion  
10:00 - 10:30 › Interview with Meseret Defar - Meseret Defar, Olympic Champion  
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break  
10:45 - 11:45 East-African Runners: Socially-Constructed Sport Abilities - Dr. Benoit Gaudin, AAU-IRD  
11:45 - 13:30 Lunch  
13:30 - 16:00 Socio-Cultural Influences on Performance - Dr Benoit Gaudin, Dept of Sport Science, IRD/AAU  
13:30 - 14:00 › The Social Milieu of Athletes and its Impact on Performance - Samuel Simiyu Mwanga, Maseno University  
14:00 - 14:30 › The Role of Family in Development of Athletic Ability among Junior Athletes in Kamariny Division - Diana Onyango, Maseno University  
14:30 - 15:00 › Reasons for Youth Athletes' Dropout from Organized Sport Involvement: the Case of National Youth Sports Academy Athlete Tirunsh Dibaba Sport Training Center - Leulseged Petros, Addis Ababa University  
15:00 - 15:30 › Socio-Cultural Determinants of Athletic Abilities among Kenyan Elite & Sub-Elite Middle and Long Distance Runners - Issah Wabuyabo, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology  
15:30 - 16:00 › Sociological Profile of Ethiopian First Division Athletics Clubs Distance Runners - Benoit Gaudin, Addis Ababa University / Institut de Recherche pour le Développement  
16:00 - 16:15 Coffee break  
16:15 - 17:15 Confronting the Challenges of Doping in Sport in Kenya - Prof. Moni Wekesa, Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and Dean of School of Law, Mount Kenya University, Kenya  
17:15 - 18:15 For a Better Understanding of Doping and its Fight in Athletics in 2015. A Sociological Study of Cycling in France in the 2000s. - Dr. Christophe Brissonneau, Sport Sociologist, Université Paris Descartes, France  
19:30 - 22:00 Dinner  

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Time Event  
08:30 - 10:30 History and Athletics - Dr Belete Bizuneh, Dept of History, AAU  
08:30 - 09:00 › Sport History of Ethiopia: A Case Study of Ethiopian Women Athletics - Tamirat Gebremariam, Ethiopia  
09:00 - 09:30 › The Impact of Haile Gebresellasie's Athletics Victories on the Ethiopian Society - Dr. Elias Abichacra, Ethiopia  
09:30 - 10:00 › Narrating through a Running Nation: Toward a History of Athletics in Kenya, 1960-2014 - Babere Chacha, Laikipia University College  
10:00 - 10:30 › History of Athletics in Kenya: a Witness Testimony - Francis Nyatome, Athletics Kenya  
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break  
10:45 - 12:45 Psychology and Athletics - Dr Demelash Kassaye, Dept of Social Work, AAU  
10:45 - 11:15 › The Power of Social Modeling on Efficacy Building amongst Junior Running Athletes in Uashin Gishu District, Kenya - Atieno Rose Opiyo, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology  
11:15 - 11:45 › Psychosocial Challenges Facing Athletes in Eldoret Municipality, Kenya - Eunice Ndunge Mutuku, Maseno University  
11:45 - 12:15 › The Major Psychological Factors Affecting Performance of Ethiopian National Team Athletes - Admasu Saji, Kotebe University College  
12:15 - 12:45 › The Effect of Athletes' Satisfaction towards the Running Performance of Athlete Tirunesh Dibaba Training Center Athletics Team - Daniel Kibrom, Ethiopian Youth Sports Academy  
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 - 15:00 The Paralympic Athlete Development from Participation to Elite Sports in Kenya: Emerging Trends - Dr. Peter Bukhala, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya  
15:00 - 17:00 Disabilities and Athletics (Part 1) (1) - Dr Peter Bukhala, Dept of Sport Science, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology  
15:00 - 15:30 › Mainstreaming and Challenges in Athletics and Disabilities in Ethiopia - Abyote Assefa, Addis Ababa Veterans Athletes Association  
15:30 - 16:00 › Influence of Skill-Related Coaching-Efficacy on Special Olympics Volunteer-Coaches' Motivation in Nairobi County, Kenya - Daniel Njenga, Karabak University  
16:00 - 16:30 › Physical Activity Levels among School Going Adolescents With Disabilities in Kakamega County, Kenya - Edinah Mogaka, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology  
16:30 - 17:00 › Physical and Psycho-Social Benefits of Parental Involvement in Organized Physical Activities for Children with Intellectual Disabilities in Nairobi County, Kenya - Jane Mwangi, Kenyatta University  
15:00 - 17:00 Economics and Athletics (2) - Dr. Felix Kioli, Dean of College of Social Sciences, Maseno University  
15:00 - 15:30 › Athletics and Migrations & Athletics-Generated Local Economic Development - Tristan Milot, Université Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne  
15:30 - 16:00 › Running Dreams: Youth, Hope, and the Promise of Development in East Africa - Michael Crawley, University of Edinburgh  
16:00 - 16:30 › From Running to Business: Emerging Trends in Athletics-Generated Investment in Ethiopia - Bayuligne Zemedeagegnehu, Kotobe University College  
16:30 - 17:00 › The Evolution of Active Sportswear for Kenyan Senior Women Runners - Dr. Sophia Njeru, Maseno University  
17:00 - 17:15 Coffee break  
17:15 - 18:15 Disabilities and Athletics (Part 2) (1) - Dr. Peter Bukhala, Dept of Sport Sciences, MMUST  
17:15 - 17:45 › Assessment of Sports Policy Framework Implementation for Provision of Support Services to Persons with Disabilities in Kakamega County, Kenya - Jasper Situma Wekesa, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology  
17:45 - 18:15 › Motivation for Participation in Sport amongst Athletes with Physical Impairment who Participate in Running Events in Kenya. - Edna Thangu, Kenyatta University  
17:15 - 18:45 Sport Policies and Athletics (2)  
17:15 - 17:45 › Diverging Strategies among the Main Institutions Involved in Ethiopian Athletics - Dr. Bezabeh Wolde, Addis Ababa University  
17:45 - 18:15 › Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) Strategy as a Symbol of Socialization in Conflict Communities - Dr. Eunice Majanga, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology  
18:15 - 18:45 › Career Transition and Experiences in Retirement of Kenyan Runners: Preliminary Findings - Dr. Elijah Rintaugu, Kenyatta University  

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Time Event  
08:30 - 09:30 Sport Participation of Women Through the Prism of Gender Construction - Prof. Christine Mennesson, sport sociologist, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse, France  
09:30 - 10:30 Gender and Athletics (Part 1) (1) - Prof. Christine Mennesson, sport sociologist, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse, France  
09:30 - 10:00 › Athletics and Gender - Muluneh Girma, Kotobe University College  
10:00 - 10:30 › Socio-Economic Experiences of Women Athletes in Ethiopia - Tirsit Sahledengle, Addis Ababa University  
09:30 - 10:30 Other Sciences and Athletics (Part 1) (2) - Dr. Bezabeh Wolde, Dept of Sport Science, AAU  
09:30 - 10:00 › A Study of the Effect of Aerobic Exercise on Physical Performance: A Pedagogical And Methodological Study: The Case Of Ethiopian Athletes Of Middle And Long –Distance Athletes - Dr. Solomon Mekonen, Addis Ababa University  
10:00 - 10:30 › Impact of Physical Activities on Breath-Hold Time in Collegiate Youths of Mekelle University - Somsankar Mukherjee, Mekelle University  
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break  
10:45 - 12:45 Gendrer and Athletics (Part 2) (1) - Prof. Christine Mennesson, Sport Sociologist, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse, France  
10:45 - 11:15 › Changes in the Culture of Women Running: Iten and Kaptagat 1980 -2014 - Rhea Richter, Georg-August-University of Göttingen  
11:15 - 11:45 › Gender Discrimination in Athletics: Reporting in Select Print Media in Kenya - Maurine Ningal, Egerton University  
11:45 - 12:15 › Gender and Athletics among Women in East Africa: The Role of Class, Ethnicity and Nationality - Dr. Benedict Ngala, Montgomery College  
12:15 - 12:45 › Causal Attribution of Athletes on their Success and Failure in Distance Running - Dr. Demelash Kassaye, Addis Ababa University  
10:45 - 12:45 Other Sciences and Athletics (Part 2) - Dr Bezabeh Wolde, Dept of Sport Science, AAU  
10:45 - 11:15 › The Effects of Tapering on Middle Distance Athletes Performance in the Case of Ethiopian Youth Sport Academy Athletes - Abayneh Wondimu, Federal Sport Commission  
11:15 - 11:45 › Effect of Exercise Training on Changes in Body Composition and Resting Blood Pressure within Adult Patients Enrolled in Jimma University Hypertension Follow Up Clinic, Jimma - Tewodros Gebre Mariam, Jimma University  
11:45 - 12:15 › Adolescent Elite Kenyan Runners are at Risk for Energy Deficiency, Menstrual Dysfunction and Disordered Eating Behavior - Esther Muia, Kenyatta University  
12:15 - 12:45 › Influence of Selected Predictive Variables on Race Performance of Trainees in Maychew Athletics Training Center, Ethiopia - Woldegebrel Mezgebo, Ethiopia  
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 - 15:00 Nature or Nurture? (2) - Dr. Stéphane Rennesson, Anthropologist, CNRS, France  
14:00 - 14:30 › Athletics Ability Debate: Is it Nature or Nurture? - Dr. Felix Kioli, Maseno University  
14:30 - 15:00 › A Socio-Ecological Model to Elucidate the Exquisite Performance of Distance Runners from the East-African Region - Dr. Vincent Onywera, Kenyatta University  
15:00 - 16:00 Nature, nurture or in between? The amazing body's creative powers - Dr. Stéphane Rennesson, Anthropologist, CNRS, France  
19:15 - 19:30 Closure speech - Dr. Solomon Teka, Head, Dept of Sport Science, Addis Ababa University  
  
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