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BBC World Service highlights first International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

IDSDP 2014 3 50pxJutta Engelhardt, programme director at the Swiss Academy for Development and executive director of sportanddev, joined representatives from the UNOSDP and the Special Olympics Indonesia to discuss the inaugural International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.

SAD: a hub on the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

IDSDP 2014 50pxOn 6th April 2014, the first International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) is taking place. Development workers around the world are highlighting the contribution of sport to peace and development by organising events and initiatives. The Swiss Academy for Development (SAD) operates a virtual platform which is offering organisations and civil society the opportunity to showcase their activities on IDSDP to a wide audience. On sportanddev.org, SAD is gathering information on the different initiatives and helping interested parties to launch their own campaigns on IDSDP. Planned events include archery tournaments in Pakistan, a symbolic run at the UN’s Palais des Nations in Geneva and a citizens’ initiative for more gender equity in Nepal.

SAD carries out feasibility study for IOC: SAD wins the IOC’s youth and sport tender

IOC3 75pxAs part of its new global youth strategy, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) intends to implement new tools. Because of its expertise in the field, SAD has been engaged by the IOC to carry out a feasibility study for the planned tools. In this study, SAD explores recommendations for effectiveness and implementation, and where necessary, suggests possible alternatives.

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