The Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA) represented by Mr. Asakawa Shin, CEO, and the Jordan Anti-Doping Organization (JADO) represented by Ms Seena Hatuqay, JADO Education Head and WARADO Secretary General, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 20 January 2020 as a major outcome of the cooperation meeting held between both parties in Tokyo at the headquarters of JADA.
The MOU sets out a number of objectives related to overall capacity building and strategy development for JADO in addition to the member countries of the hosted West Asia Regional Anti-Doping Organization (WARADO) in line with WADA’s clean sport strategy.
Through this MOU both parties agreed to cooperate on the development of education strategy and plan for better implementation of clean sport education with appropriate approach to the target group and the development of education network, including the science and medical professions. In light of the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code and new International Standard for Education (ISE) coming into place, JADO and JADA analysed the current situation in Jordan and WARADO member countries and discussed about the long-short term strategic planning. It is expected more exchange of ideas and clean sport activities for the sake of developing better practice and creating legacy in Jordan and the region.
JADA’s CEO, Mr. Asakawa mentioned:
“Over the past few years, we have communicated closely with JADO and exchanged ideas and good practices, and JADO, for example, has successfully implemented our “Real Champion Education Package” in their programme. We are delighted to have this formal agreement to take further step for achieving a clean, fair and true sport together.
JADO President Prof. Kamal Hadidi commented:
“It is a great honor and pleasure for JADO to enter into this MOU with such an excellent and devoted partner as JADA. The cooperation between us is not new but growing into more fruitful and legacy creating form, which we are looking forward to see in the near future. On behalf of JADO and WARADO I extend our sincere thanks to JADA for such an opportunity to harmonize the efforts for clean sport in our region and continent”
Over three-days meeting on 20-22 January 2020, Ms Seena Hatuqay and Ms Kefah Taha from JADO discussed the challenges faced and explained the long-term perspective of extending education network. Among various transfer of knowledge and experience, Prof. Watanabe Koichi, JADA TUE Committee Vice-Chair, shared some approach to medical students and professions while the experience on creating the university module was shared. From the discussion, Dr. Yamamoto YaYa from JADA illustrated the possible organizational strategy for clean sport education.
JADA and JADO has agreed to work for the strategic plan from MOU and both communicate closely on JADO’s strategy and quality education programme.