A big effort will be made to get more African athletes to next year's Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, it has been claimed.
The pledge was made by Leonel Da Rocha Pinto, President of the African Paralympic Committee (APC), during an Executive Board meeting in Casablanca.
Tunisia were the top-ranked African country at London 2012, winning a total of 19 medals, nine of them gold.
But they were one of only 10 African countries to win medals out of a total of 74.
The two-day meeting, organised by the National Paralympic Committee of Morocco, discussed the development of Para-sport in the region and how to improve athletes pathways by utilising support from the International Paralympic Committee and its development arm, the Agitos Foundation.
"I started my Presidency under the ideal of 'working together for a change' and step-by-step I see some progress," Pinto, re-elected three years ago, told the meeting.
"It's still a long way but I am sure that during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games we can showcase the performance of African athletes, inspire and excite our nations and the world."
The subject of development of African countries is set to be high on the agenda when the APC holds its General Assembly during the All-Africa Games, due to take place in Congo's capital Brazzaville between September 4 and 19.