WADA created the Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO) Program in 2004 to strengthen the protection of Clean Sport by developing innovative anti-doping strategies for those countries that most needed it. The Program supports less resourced National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) and National Olympic Committees (NOCs) acting as NADOs with funding, training and ongoing anti-doping assistance. The RADO Program currently assists 15 RADOs and 131 countries across the world.
RADO PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
The objectives of RADO Program Strategy aim at providing support to the RADOs for the development of anti-doping programs in RADO member countries through a regional and collaborative approach.
The overall objectives of WADA's RADO Program Strategy are:
- Sustainability and Accountability: To contribute to the strengthening and sustainability of the anti-doping system by facilitating, assisting and supporting RADOs to become independent in their operations and finances with sound structures founded on principles of good governance.
- Capacity Building: To develop and strengthen the anti-doping capacities of RADOs and member countries’ human resources in order to implement more effective anti-doping programs.
- Compliance and Program Development: To support RADO member countries in developing and adopting Code compliant anti-doping rules, policies and programs by fostering collaboration and the pooling of resources through their respective RADOs.
- Relations and Engagement: To enhance relations between the RADOs and their RADO member country governments, NOCs, NADOs and other relevant stakeholders and increase their commitment to clean sport.