International Platform on Sport & Development e-Newsletter / Issue No. 86

sport-for-developmentDear Readers,

Welcome to Issue 86 of the sportanddev e-Newsletter!

Concerned with quality coaching standards, the East Africa Community Coach Education System (EACCES) is now launching a regional initiative, making sure that standards are defined, coaches benefit from increased support and communities thrive because of better project delivery. Focusing first on the organisations participating in the East Africa Cup and closely collaborating with the coordinating body of this exceptional S&D initiative, EACCES is currently mapping the existing best practices as well as challenges local organisations have on the ground. EACCES will then coordinate the process of defining coaching standards. The Platform will exclusively inform you about the progress made in this undertaking and will cover the developments in East Africa in the following weeks. Please make sure to read the first in a series of articles in the commentary section of this Newsletter.

Additional to the launch of this series of articles, you can find a fun video on the latest UNOSDP Youth Camp in Doha, a Women Win publication on Addressing Girls’ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Through Sport and information about the most important events in the field taking place in April.

Last but not least, we ask you to participate in the, helping us to improve our services and making sure that the Platform remains your number one information tool for the latest news in Sport and Development.

Enjoy your reading,

Jutta Engelhardt
Executive Secretary to the Steering Board

News & Upcoming Events

Dates for your diary

Take a look at some of the most interesting Sport & Development events to take place in the coming weeks Read more

Recap of recent events

Including the Magic Bus Regional Summit and the Safe to Compete Summit on child abuse and sport Read more

New opportunities

The chance to enter the Beyond Sport Awards, an opportunity to promote sport as a priority for a better world in a UN Survey, a PhD course and more Read more

New job opportunities

Check out the latest job opportunities in Sport & Development Read more

Latest from the Community

Women Win introduces international guide

Women Win has launched the Guide to Addressing Girls’ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Through Sport Read More

Creating role models at UNOSDP Youth Leadership Camp

A UNOSDP video gives insight into how YLCs help young people from Africa and the Middle East use sport as a tool for development in their countries Read More

The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition joins sportanddev

The President’s Council engages, educates, and empowers all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle Read More


Standardising coaching in East Africa: The need and role of EACCES

The first in a series of exclusive articles on the East Africa Community Coach Education System Read More

Putting young people at the centre of sustainable development through SDP

Peace-building is a popular theme in Sport & Development and involving youth is essential for sustainable development  Read More

Sport and the pursuit of happiness

With increasing recognition that ‘progress’ should not be measured solely in financial terms, sport can play an important role in improving a society’s psychological well-being Read More

Latest from the Platform

Contribute to the 2013 sportanddev online survey

As part of sportanddev’s drive to better serve the Sport & Development community, the Operating Team invites you to submit feedback  Learn more

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