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Vision, mission and goals

Vision, mission and goals

Find out what the goals of are, its long-term vision and mission, and who this platform can help. is a website dedicated entirely to the field of sport and development (S&D).

What you can find on the is an online resource and networking tool designed to help you:

  • Understand the different themes in S&D
  • Find practical tools, guidelines and resources that will help you carry out your S&D-related work (or inspire you to get started!)
  • Stay informed about what’s going on in S&D
  • Find out ‘who’s doing what’ across the world in S&D
  • Make connections and share information with like-minded people and organisations interested and active in S&D


A future where sport is seen as an essential tool in international development and its effectiveness is further enhanced by the cooperation of actors divided by geography but united by shared values. 

Mission is the leading hub for the sport and development community to share knowledge, build good practice, coordinate with others and create partnerships.


Goal #1: Increase the visibility of sport’s development potential among the target groups of

Goal #2: Contribute to improving sport and development practice

Goal #3: Encourage dialogue, promote partnership building and facilitate strategic alliances

Target groups is targeted towards:

  • Development agencies / Donor organisations (bilateral, multilateral, governmental, NGOs) / Governments
  • Sports sector / Sports federations / Athletes
  • Practitioners / Implementing NGOs / Coaches
  • Private sector
  • Researchers
  • Youth and volunteers
  • The Media


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