Implementing Sports in Refugee Camps

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Implementing Sports in Refugee Camps

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A wide array of organisations implement sport for development worldwide, some of which have already partnered with UNHCR to deliver sports components in refugee camps. This paper compares and contrasts a selection of such programmes, to provide a thorough comparison of methods used, selected sports, and key objectives and targets. 

This assessment sets the basis for suggested best practices for implementing partners, using a pilot project in Uganda as a specific example. Our goal is to provide guidelines on how to implement sport in refugee camps. Implementing partners can provide equipment and money, but the difficulty is to find someone to run a sport programme in an organised manner. Early on, we identified the importance of thinking about implementation on the ground to address the needs and specific desires of refugees as a difficulty in researching the topic remotely.

The team therefore convened with UNHCR to research and survey who's doing what if anything in these camps (UN agencies and other organisations, as well as corporations), in order to get a comprehensive overview and suggest what works and what doesn't. This research is supplemented with further, more specific insights from selected key informants, gained through a series of 30-45 minute semi-structured interviews.

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2014

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AISTS

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Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 10:00

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