6 February 2015

WADA signs Partnership Agreement in boost to Kenyan anti-doping program

WADA has signed a Partnership Agreement with four organizations in what is seen as a significant boost to Kenya’s anti-doping program.

Anti-Doping Norway (ADN), the China Anti-Doping Agency (CHINADA), the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK), and the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts, Kenya, joined WADA in Nairobi from 28 – 30 January to agree on a project plan to guide the activities of the respective anti-doping parties for the next three years, and to ensure the development of an effective anti-doping program for Kenya and countries within the Zone V RADO.

The main focus of the agreement is to build a strong and effective Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) that will prioritize education, training, testing and investigation in the field of anti-doping. While not parties to the agreement, the Africa Zone V Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO) and the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K), will also play an important role in the overall project.

WADA Director General, David Howman: “The engagement, and expertise offered by all the involved parties will help drive the clean sport program forward in Kenya and the region within the Zone V RADO. WADA is confident that the right organizations and ideas are now in place to make the required anti-doping improvements in the country, which is crucial for a country of Kenya’s sporting stature. This agreement is good news for Kenya and good news for clean athletes throughout the world.”