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Recap: Twitter Q&A with the Olympic Refuge Foundation

Recap: Twitter Q&A with the Olympic Refuge Foundation

sportanddev and UNHCR held a live Twitter Q&A event with the Olympic Refuge Foundation as part of our Week of Action on Sport and Refugees.

The International Platform on Sport and Development (sportanddev) held its first live Twitter Q&A on 24 September, 2020 as part of a Week of Action on Sport and Refugees organised with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. This forms part of the sportanddev partnership with UNHCR on sport and displacement.

Jojo Ferris, Head of the Olympic Refuge Foundation, was the special guest for the live question and answer session, which lasted around 60 minutes.

The title of the discussion was ‘How can sport be used to address challenges faced by refugees?’ and, during the hour, Jojo was asked five key questions on the subject while a range of people and organisations joined the conversation using the hashtag #SportAndRefugees.

The Q&A created 25,975 impressions and 706 engagements for the @sportanddev account.

To view highlights of the Q&A, click here

To scroll through the #SportAndRefugees hashtag, click here.

In addition, sportanddev and UNHCR organised a webinar on 21 September, the International Day of Peace, to kick off the Week of Action. The recording of the webinar is online here along with the chat commentary.

Finally, sportanddev have also published over 40 articles received from actors across the world as part of our call for articles on the role of sport in addressing challenges faced by refugees.


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