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UPCOMING EVENT:

5th INTERNATIONAL SPORT AND PEACE CONFERENCE, Cape Town, South Africa

Please join us at the 5th International Cape Town Sport and Peace Conference and Expo!

The event will be brought to you by a unique partnership of the Foundation for Sport, Development and Peace in collaboration with Western Cape Department for Cultural Affairs and Sport, Nedbank, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Robben Island Museum, the International Pierre de Coubertin Foundation, the Western Cape Network for Community, Peace and Development, the Global Sport Institute, the Association for International Sport for All, the Cape Town Sport Council and their partners.

The overall aim of the conference is to look at how we can take Madiba’s vision for sport forward in 2018 and beyond. In the midst of local and global political challenges and international leadership changes, the focus on the importance of universal values and global governance has become paramount. We believe that Mandela’s belief in the power of Sport to change the world and his support for the Olympic Truce to promote a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity and the harmonious development of humankind, should be supported, also as it contains a vision from which we all can learn and to which we shall all aspire to.

Additionally, the 4th installment of the Youth Peace Heritage Games will be celebrated with the same theme as the conference, including a 1-night sleep over and access of invited youth to the Conference the following day. There’s a jam-packed programme awaiting our Youth Cohort!

We are excited to see you at the Conference on 19- 20 September! We have a very special Youth focus this year: For the very first time, the Conference will be hosting the 1st African Youth Forum of the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee (CIPC) with 60 participants joining us for the pre-conference programme from 15-19 September. The Youth Peace Heritage Game will also again be offered this year.

 

More information below:

5th Sport and Peace Conference INFORMATION
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Recent event:

OVEP Train the Trainer, 26-29 June 2018

The 1st official OVEP Train the Trainer course recently took place with the Foundation for Sport, Development, and Peace. OVEP means Olympic Values Education Programme, which incorporates the Olympic and Universal values of Respect, Friendship and Excellence in sport and physical activity. The Olympic Values Education Programme is designed to benefit youth from all walks of life, and all levels of athletic ability and interest. The Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP) is a series of free and accessible teaching resources that have been created by the IOC. Using the context of Olympic sports and the core principles of Olympism, participants are encouraged to experience values-based learning and to assume the responsibilities of good citizenship.

This curriculum is perfect for coaches of any sports code and can be used to instill a culture of cohesion and respect in community sport and recreation settings.

Our accredited trainers, Marion Keim and Christo de Coning, have hosted a Train the Trainer course in South Africa, on Robben Island. The legacy of South Africa’s road to democracy, and in light of Madiba’s centenary this year, having the course take place on Robben Island made this event even more monumental. Nelson Mandela believed in the power of sport to initiate positive change in the lives of everyone, and similarly, the OVEP Curriculum focuses on just that – using sport as a vehicle for development, wellness and growth. Congratulations to all students that were a part of the Foundation’s first OVEP Train the Trainer course. We look forward to hosting another course like this in the near future – so that we can equip our coaches of South Africa with the necessary skills needed to effect change and influence the lives of our youth, positively.

Be the legacy in Sport and Life”.

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Recent event:

The Global Sport Roundtable: Race and Sport – 1 June 2018

The Foundation for Sport, Development and Peace is partnering with the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University, as they are hosting the Global Sport Roundtable: Race and Sport. You are invited to attend this event in-person or via video-conference from 9:00am – 4:00pm on Friday, June 1, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.

The goal is to meet, share work, discuss the field, and develop a research plan to impact the future of sport. There will be a strong focus on access, equity and transformation for youth and underserved groups and communities. The envisaged outcome is the start of active networking and collaboration on the topic that will raise awareness, educate, spur on more research, and inform the public and key stakeholders in the U.S., South Africa and globally. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. While we cannot promise to be able to provide full support, please let us know if travel support is needed and would enable you to participate. Please feel free to contact  with any questions.

More information can be found here:

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Recent event:

3rd New York Sport and Peace Roundtable: 06 April 2018, Central Park at the North Meadow Recreation Centre

The event will be brought to you by a unique partnership of the Foundation for Sport, Development and Peace in collaboration with New York Road Runners, US Department of State, Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa, Brown University, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and their partners including the Nelson Mandela Foundation to honour the Centenary of Nelson Mandela.

April 6th is the International Day for Sport, Development and Peace- an occasion that New York Round Table participants will mark by sharing successful practices from their neighbourhoods; exploring sports‘ impact on personal development, identity and community cohesion; and determining how best to use sport to support youth development, education and teamwork. The role of women and volunteers will be other areas of discussion under the Theme: “Be the legacy in Sport and Life”.

To secure your attendance please rsvp by 4 April to info@foundationforsportanddevelopmentandpeace.com or call Melissa on (215) 873-1927 in US or internationally Marion + 27 82 202 3454.

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Past events 2017:

Reflecting on the 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 took place in September 2017, and boy, did the Foundation receive plenty of support!

The theme this year’s 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. 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 joined forces and together hosted the 4th International Sport and Peace Conference.

In attendance, special guests, Deputy Minister Gert Oosthuizen and Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, MEC Anroux Marais were keynote speakers and shared about the potential of sport and its importance in developing cohesive, active and responsible communities. A focus on the power of sport for Youth development was present at this year’s conference, as sport has the ability to teach important life-skills essential for employability, good citizship and promotes social mobility through the acquiring of sport specific skills in development. Sport federations and non-profit organizations were also in attendance and shared the same passion for community improvement through networking and collaboration in the Foundation’s endeavours to achieving and implementing the Olympic and Universal values using sport as a vehicle to achieve peace and reconciliation in communities within South Africa.

A picture speaks a thousand words, have a look at the memories we’ve captured at this year’s conference:

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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.