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Upcoming Events – 2017

Pencil in these events to your calendars in order to not miss out on the Foundation’s upcoming activity for 2017!!!

 

7 April 2017

Sport and Peace Round Table set to take place in New York City in the United States of America on the 7th April 2017, in congruence with the International Day for Sport, Development and Peace which is on the 6th April every year.

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12-14 September 2017

The 4th Cape Town International Sport and Peace Conference and 3rd Youth Peace Heritage Games. Details to follow soon!

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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?
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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)

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“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.