Events

Keep up to date with the latest activity at the Foundation for Sport and Development and Peace!!

Follow us:

Facebook: Foundation for Sport, Development and Peace

Twitter: @FoundationSDP

Twitter and Facebook

UPCOMING EVENT:

4th Annual Cape Town International Sport and Peace Conference, 12-14 September 2017

The 4th Cape Town International Sport and Peace Conference, 3rd Youth Peace Heritage Games and 1st Sport and Peace Awards 2017 by the Foundation for Sport, Development and Peace

In the midst of local political challenges and international leadership changes in South Africa and globally, the focus on the importance of universal values and global governance has become paramount. We believe that sport, development and peace as well as Olympism, which is To place sport at the service of the harmonious development of humankind, with a view to promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity” should be supported, also as it contains a vision from which we all can learn and to which we shall all aspire to.

It is for this reason that the Foundation for Sport, Development and Peace in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Nedbank, TAFISA, SRSA, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Grassrootsoccer, Metro Police, tertiary institutions, and others will be hosting the 4th International Sport and Peace Conference. The Conference will take place 12-15 September at the Nedbank Building, Cape Town Waterfront on the occasion of International Peace Day, (21 September) and includes an Expo, the Cape Town Youth Peace Heritage Games, a TAFISA accredited international Training course and the main conference with 5 Commissions.

The theme for the 4th International Cape Town Sport and Peace Conference is  Breaking new Ground: Values and Leadership for Recreation, Sport and Peace and the event seeks to promote sport, well-being, tolerance and peace worldwide.

Deadline for submission: 22 August 2017. Please send your nomination and motivation to info@foundationforsportanddevelopmentandpeace.com

Conference INFORMATION
Tale Mountain Clear Image- CONFERENCE INVITATION
Nelson Mandela Foundation Award

2016 EVENTS:

3rd CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL PEACE CONFERENCE AND EXPO 2016 – 15-16 September 2016

This is our 3rd Annual Peace Conference and Expo. It will be taking place from the 15-16 September 2016 in Cape Town.

3rd Foundation Conference
HL_aerialview_40_675x359_FitToBoxSmallDimension_Center

TAFISA Reach Out Training Programme, in cooperation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Foundation for Sport, Development, and Peace

Cape Town 14-15 September 2016

 

The TAFISA Reach Out Training Programme, developed with IOC support, aims to build
national awareness, cooperation and strategic development of Sport for All. It will focus on

  • Bringing together all parties responsible for Sport for All and physical activity (and beyond) in the nation,
  • Building Awareness of the Significance of Sport for All and physical activity and its Implementation,
  • Understanding the Current Situation of Sport for All and PA in the country,
  • Understanding Local Needs and Aspirations,
  • Strategy Building in Sport for All and physical activity,
  • Providing experience sharing opportunities.

The Foundation for Sport, Development and Peace will highlight aspects related to

  • Understanding the global Sport and Development context including the SDGs
  • Olympic Value Education – A case study of the Western Cape
  • An application of Olympic Values and Olympism in Sport for All events

Participants who complete the 2days training course on 14 and 15 September 2016 will be exposed to international perspectives, learn more about example programmes, create new networks and apply what they have learned in creative planning to meet the future needs of their communities. Participants should currently work in the field of Sport for All and physical activity (or related) and must be able to communicate in English – the official course language.

ReachOut_Logo_250
Basic CMYK
Registration form

Venue: Nedbank Building, CapeTown, Waterfront
Date: 14-15 September 2016
Registration forms due: 15 August 2016, latest 5 September 2016
(As we have limited seats, we will accommodate on a first come first serve basis)

OFFICIAL Invite

1st New York Roundtable for Sport and Peace

This is our 1st Roundtable for Sport and Peace with New York. It took place in conjunction with the United nation’s International Day for Sport, Development and Peace on 6 April 2016.

 

For more information, CLICK HERE:

Read More
1st New York Roundtable for Sport and Peace IMAGE

2015 EVENTS:

2nd CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL PEACE CONFERENCE AND EXPO 2015

This is our 2nd Annual Peace Conference and Expo. It will be taking place from the 17-18 Septemer 2015 in Cape Town at the City Hall.

 

For more information, CLICK HERE:

Read More
Tale Mountain Clear Image- CONFERENCE INVITATION

1st Boston Sport and Peace Roundtable

BUILDING BRIDGES FROM CAPE TOWN TO BOSTON

Where: State House, Boston Massachusetts

When: Friday 10th April 2015

Global Regions – Global Legacies: Sport and Peace

Building on the 1st Cape Town Sport and Peace Conference held on the occasion of the Cape Town, South Africa Marathon and World Peace Day in 2014, the 1st Boston Roundtable for Sport and Peace is dedicated to promoting awareness and visibility of sport as a means of building peace within communities, and for youth more specifically.

In the season of the Boston Marathon and the International Day for Sport, Development, and Peace you are invited to join us to promote sport and peace worldwide.  The event is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required (details below). In an interactive format the Boston Sport and Peace Roundtable will address 4 key questions:

  1. What are the challenges young people face in navigating a world of increasing conflict and turmoil?
  1. What are the opportunities for communities of practice for Sport to address the challenges facing youth, communities, and nations?
  1. What can we learn from examples from around the globe of successful sport for social change and peace building initiatives?
  1. Cooperation and networking around the world: How can we jointly use Sport to create positive alternatives that celebrate diversities and counter violence and divisions?
IMG_2551

For more information, click here:

Read More

Programme:

Registration

Welcome and  Introduction

Senator  William Brownsberger

Opening Address:  UN Chair for Sport and Peace:

Deputy Minister, Sport and Recreation South Africa, Min. Gert Oosthuizen 

A Global Vision on Sport,  Peace and Development

Context and Purpose of the Roundtable

Dr. Marion Keim Lees  

Chairperson, Foundation for Sport, Development and Peace

Keynote Address:

Dr. Amr Abdalla

Senior Advisory on Conflict Resolution, Karamah (Muslim Women Lawyers For Human Rights), Washington D. C.

Institute for Peace and Security Studies, Addis Ababa University

Messages from

Wilfried Lemke, United Nations’ Special Advisor on Sport for Development and Peace, Geneva

Dimitris Kyriakides, Goodwill Ambassador,  City of Marathon, Greece

Roundtable 1  

What are the  challenges young people face in navigating a world of increasing conflict and turmoil?

Chair: Dr. Andrea Strimling Yodsampa (DEPLOY/US)

Dr. Cheri Blauwet (Paralympian & Marathon Winner), James Morton (YMCA, Greater Boston), Bill Galatis (Boston Sports Museum), Deputy-Superintendent  Nora Baston (Boston Police Dept.)

Roundtable 2

What are the opportunities for communities of practice for Sport to address the challenges facing  youth, communities and nations?

Chair:   Jessica Berns (Organising Committee)

Eli Wolf (Brown University), Rodrigo Stein (The Grassroots Project), Robert Lewis Jr., (The BASE and The Boston Astros), Dr. Jennifer Bruening (Uconn and Husky Sport)

Lunch will take place from 13h00 to 13h45.

Bon Appetite.

Roundtable 3

What  are the lessons of experience from examples from around the globe of successful Sport for social change and peace building initiatives ?

Chair:  Nariman Laattoe (Foundation & WC Network)

Meslissa Otterbein (Grassroots-Rwanda), Danielle De Rosa (Uconn), Dr. Alexis Lyras (Georgetown & O4H), Mark Moniz,  (America SCORES)

Roundtable 4

Cooperation and networking around the world: How can we jointly use Sport to create positive alternatives that celebrate diversities and counter violence and divisions?

Chair: Min. Gert Oosthuizen (UN Chair IWG, SDP)

Jim Nelson, (Suffolk University),  Bob Bigelow, Dr. Josh Weiss (Harvard University), Nariman Laattoe (Foundation & WC Network)

Conclusion and Closure

4.15pm – 4.30pm

Dr. Amr  Abdalla and Dr. Marion Keim Lees

2014 Events

1st CAPE TOWN PEACE CONFERENCE AND EXPO

Held on Friday 19 September 2014 – Southern Sun, Waterfront, Cape Town (South Africa)

con1
con-2
con3

“African Visions – Global Legacies: Sport and Peace”
As part of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Programme from 19-21 September, and on the occasion of World Peace Day we are happy to present the 1st Cape Town Peace Conference and Expo on African Visions – Global Legacies – Sport and Peace taking place on 19 September 2014 at Southern Sun, Waterfront, Cape Town.

The Conference facilitated discussions, workshops, presentations and community experiences in the field of sport, recreation, community and youth in the development and peace context and will addressed a variety of stakeholders from civil society, government departments, corporates as well as interested parties from tertiary institutions and schools.