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Wrap Up of the Forum on PYD through Sport

Wrap Up of the Forum on PYD through Sport

The Forum on Productive Youth Development through Sport in Africa ended on 18 June 2009 in Nairobi. But the dialogue continues...

The Forum attempted to highlight a number of issues, including: good practices in productive youth development (PYD), the potential and limits of sport as a tool for PYD and creating partnerships.

Recommendations submitted
The Forum produced a set of 8 recommendations to the Sport & Development community to help ensure the sport for PYD movement advances. The recommendations pertain to various pressing issues in Sport & Development, including: building the evidence base on sport-for-development; monitoring and evaluation; sharing knowledge, resources and skills; promoting leadership and a number of other issues.

Download the Official Forum Communiqué for a full list of the recommendations
Take a look at each recommendation and JOIN THE DEBATES!

If you weren't able to attend the Forum, you can download the presentations and documents from the Forum website.

See the documents and presentations made during the Forum

Photo and video
Photos of the Forum have been added to the photo gallery on the Forum website. Various activities took place alongside the main discussion programme, including sports and leisure activities.

Visit the photo gallery

Twelve individual participants at the Forum agreed to give the conference organisers exclusive interviews during the Forum. Each two-minute interview focuses on each participant's expectations of the Forum.

Check out the video interviews of the Forum

Feedback from participants
A number of participants at the Forum shared their thoughts on the Forum:

"I wish to reiterate and express my personal gratitude to all of you for the productive and enriching experience that you made possible during the PYD through sport forum. The new sense of partnership and purpose that I felt and saw from all of you has rejuvenated by spirit and I know that our future in our work is bright with endless possibilities."

"I must share the view that the time we spent together in Kenya was enriching. One only hopes that our learnings will translate into improved programme delivery to the target population. I hope that we share endeavour to share expertise/ask people whose skill we need to help us whenever/as need arises."

"The time spent with all of you was very informative and I took away a lot that I can share with my network and from which we can learn and improve the work we do. THANK YOU everyone!"

About the Forum
The Forum on Productive Youth Development through Sport in Africa was held from 16-18 June 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya. Experts from various sectors in Sport & Development took part, including academics, practitioners, advocacy actors, private sector actors and donors. Find out more by visiting the Forum website

About the Partners
The Forum on Productive Youth Development through Sport in Africa is a joint initiative of the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) and the Jacobs Foundation, in collaboration with the Swiss Academy for Development (SAD) and the Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA). Find out more about the partners


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Usha Selvaraju


Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 23:00

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