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sportanddev links up with Commonwealth Connects


sportanddev links up with Commonwealth Connects

The International Platform on Sport and Development joins forces with the Commonwealth Secretariat to showcase global initiatives.

The International Platform on Sport and Development ( has linked up to the new Commonwealth Connects portal to showcase Sport & Development projects from across the Commonwealth.

The collaboration will allow and the Commonwealth to share information and advance knowledge on the use of sport as a tool for development and peace.

“Bringing the Commonwealth Secretariat and closer together is a natural step in the right direction and is timely as the Commonwealth becomes more engaged in the sport and development sector,” says Usha Selvaraju, Project Manager of

“Sport for development and peace is an integral part of the Commonwealth’s work in youth, health, education, gender and human rights. We welcome this collaboration, which will broaden the reach of the Commonwealth Secretariat and advance the SDP agenda through the Commonwealth Connects portal,” says Oliver Dudfield, Sports Development Adviser at the Commonwealth Secretariat.

About Commonwealth Connects
Commonwealth Connects is a pan-Commonwealth online gateway to resources across the Commonwealth, including sport. The Commonwealth Connects portal will showcase the contribution of sport in specific thematic areas that are relevant to the Commonwealth. These include:

  • Human rights
  • Gender
  • Peace and Security
  • Health
  • Youth


The International Platform on Sport and Development ( is the leading online information and networking portal for the field of sport and development. Initiated in 2003, it currently comprises an online community of over 2'000 members from more than 150 countries.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 23:00


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