2nd Cape Town International Peace Conference and Expo
17-18 September 2015, Cape Town, South Africa
Communities in South Africa and Cape Town in particular, are characterised by conflict arising out of severe adverse socio-economic conditions. Violent crimes, substance abuse, xenophobia, abuse of women and children, unemployment, poverty, are some of the challenges faced by communities all across South Africa. Whilst Sport and Recreation cannot provide sustainable solutions to all these challenges, the role of Sport and Recreation as a tool to promote Peace and Social Cohesion is often underestimated and certainly not well documented. Efforts by government, civil society and educational institutions are often uncoordinated resulting in unsustainable, ineffective programmes.
This conference aims to bring together international and local experts, academics and practitioners, in the field of Sport and Recreation for Peace and Development. The event will be brought to you by the Foundation for Sport, Development and Peace, in collaboration with the City of Cape Town, Sanlam Cape Town Marathon and the Western Cape Network for Community Peace and Development and their partners.
We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at the City Hall from 08:30 for registration.
PLEASE NOTE: We have parking available opposite the City Hall at the Grand Parade.