Welcome to the Foundation for Sport, Development and Peace

This space is made available to all important role players in sport, development and peace, including civil society such as NGOs and sport federations, governments, multilateral institutions, the private sector as well as specific groups, such as the youth, coaches, researchers, volunteers, educators, vulnerable groups and sport and development practitioners.

Our Mission at the Foundation of Sport, Development and Peace

To contribute to the understanding and promotion/advancement of sport as a tool for development, social change and peace through advocacy, education/training, community engagement and high quality research AND to the understanding, appreciation and application of Universal and Olympic values to advance the physical, social and economic development and well-being of our communities, to support and contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (2030)

Specifically, the Foundation drives activities in the achievement of:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
GOAL 4: Quality Education
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Foundation supports and promotes the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, through its endeavours through education, training, youth engagement and development, community outreach projects, social responsibility, and scientific research.



In the midst of local, continental and global political challenges and leadership changes, the focus on uniting our efforts for Peace and Development  and the importance of values, universal, Olympic and Paralympic Values and global governance has become paramount. We believe that sport and PE, 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, as they contain a vision from which we all can learn and to which we shall all aspire to.

The upcoming 10th International Cape Town Sport and Peace Conference, 20-21 September 2023 will follow suit on a decade of successful and interactive Sport and Peace Roundtables in New York and Boston and the hosting of nine years of the International Sport and Peace Conference in Cape Town, South Africa seeking to promote sport, recreation and peace worldwide. In an interactive format and in view of MINEPS 2023 and Paris 2024 the 10th International Cape Town Sport and Peace Conference will address the key themes of:

  • Olympism, Pierre de Coubertin, Values Education and Peace
  • Inclusion, Safeguarding and Anti-bullying
  • Youth, Skills Development and Peace

The Conference also has a strong focus on the youth with the objective of linking with schools, NGOs and federations to include youth in sport and peace initiatives through Olympic and Paralympic values education, anti-bullying training and positive sports role models.  

10th International Sport and Peace Conference

We are excited to announce our 10th International Sport and Peace Conference set to take place at the Nedbank building at V&A waterfront. Stay tuned for the conference link program, soon to be released!

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We advocate for Olympic and Universal Values

The Foundation for Sport, Development and Peace advocates for the Universal and Olympic Values.
–> Respect
–> Excellence
–> Friendship
We out this into practice in all our endeavours, especially in facilitating The Olympic Values Education Programme, which is designed to benefit youth from all walks of life, and all levels of athletic ability and interest.

As an organization, we are engaged in sport, development and peace and promotes Universal and Olympic values of friendship, joy of effort, fair play, respect, excellence and balance of body, spirit, will and mind as well as interdependence, sharing, love, tolerance, equality amongst others.