The Cape Town Peace Conference and Expo will be brought to you by Sanlam Cape Town Marathon and the Foundation for Sport, Development and Peace. The event has been arranged in partnership with the Department for Cultural Affairs and Sport, the City of Cape Town, Tsogo, Endurocad, Peace and Sport, Monaco, International Centre for Sport, Research and Development and its Olympism4 Humanity Programme Greece, Western Province Athletics, and the Western Cape Network for Community Peace and Development. We also enjoy the support of the Department for Sport and Recreation South Africa, ICESSD, UWC and the Universities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
The aim of the Conference and Expo is to create a forum for exchange and to bring representatives from civil society, business, education, and policy makers together to share experiences promote communication and the exchange of information to strengthen the vision of using sport, recreation, Olympic values and arts and culture as vehicles to build peaceful communities and a better society.
The Conference will in addition to presentations and panel discussion have commissions/workshops for peace and sport education and training, socio-economic impact research and community engagement and will give an opportunity to meet, exchange and and share experiences in the field.
The envisaged outcome is the start of active networking and collaboration on the topic, sharing and debating of topics related to the focus areas from regional, national and international viewpoints as well as building collaboration and an improved understanding of the above issues through offering the Cape Town Peace Conference and Expo as an annual event.
The conference also has a strong focus on the youth and local communities and will specifically be working with schools, NGOs and federations to include youth in sport and peace initiatives. It encourages collaboration, stimulate discussions and exchange and make theoretical and practical experiences available to interested participants or organisations in Cape Town, South Africa, Africa and globally.