Welcome to Issue 84 of the sportanddev e-Newsletter!
“It’s difficult for them to get together,” said Football Coach Malefane Nkoko, referring to the infrastructural challenges facing football players in South Africa. Getting together through sport is at the heart of S&D initiatives aimed at peace-building, and yet this simple idea is confronted with numerous physical and social barriers. We bring you commentaries on three of these barriers: racism in elite football, competition in sport, and the legacy of major sporting events.
Whether promoting diversity through hockey in Germany or resilience to the turmoil of war through capoeira in Syria, Palestine, and Jordan, sport is being used to promote peace around the world. Discover new opportunities in sport and peace-building, including a practitioner certificate programme in Zambia, and a youth-focused working group in sport for development and peace.
Enjoy your reading,
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
Find out about some of the last few weeks’ most inspiring and interesting Sport & Development events. Read more
Discover four new opportunities to further your own learning in the Sport & Development sector. Read more
New job opportunities
Check out the latest job opportunities in Sport & Development. Read more
Latest from the Community
An update from Bidna Capoeira on their projects in Syria and Palestine, and new developments in Jordan. Read More
Thailand’s first participation in the Winter Special Olympics
sportanddev talks to Nui Rachaniwan Bulakul, the national director of Special Olympics Thailand, about her country’s participation at PyeongChang 2013. Read More
Slum Soccer wins FICCI India Award
Slum Soccer has been recognised for its efforts to promote football in India and use the sport to address the country’s social problems Read More
Addressing racism in elite football through reconciliation
Post-conflict resolution approaches used in S&D programmes can complement existing campaigns in rebuilding relationships and countering a culture of racial intolerance in elite football. Read More
Competition in sport: Causing conflict or promoting peace-building?
Peace-building projects using sport must recognise the potential for competition to have negative consequences and plan programmes carefully in order to avoid this. Read More
Questioning the legacy of major sporting events
Three years on from the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, and with preparations in Brazil under way, a look beyond the tournament euphoria to the longer-term beneficial potential. Read More
Latest from the Platform
Sport and peace-building
Learn more about project case studies where sport is used as a tool to build relationships between groups in conflict. Learn more
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