Issue 84 of the sportanddev e-Newsletter!

sportanddevelopmentDear Readers,

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,

Stephen Reynard
Project Manager


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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

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