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Sports and Refugees – the United Nations Refugee Agency perspective

Sports and Refugees – the United Nations Refugee Agency perspective

Nick Sore, Senior Refugee Sports Coordinator at UNHCR will discuss the agency's perspective on using sport to achieve positive social outcomes for refugees.

Date

Thu, 04/22/2021

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CEST

There is a growing body of work that revolves around the use of sport with and for refugees. Around the world, practitioners, academics and policy makers are being drawn towards this field to explore the potential of sport as a tool for, amongst other things, increased inclusion, wellbeing and protection. In this SportWorks TALK, Nick Sore, Senior Refugee Sports Coordinator at UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency, will discuss UNHCR’s perspective on the use of sport as a medium for achieving positive social outcomes for communities forced to flee. He will highlight examples of how sport has played a positive role and will illustrate partnerships with International Federations and Associations engaged in this field. Tune in to see how sports can play a part to benefit displaced populations.

Hosted by – Elsa Arapi

Elsa Arapi has been working in sports media since 2002 in a variety of roles. She joined EBU’s football rights unit in 2016 but has expanded her portfolio ever since; she is the lead of the Women’s Sport Initiative and manages a group of experts representing EBU member organizations in this domain. Elsa studied philosophy and is currently a graduate student of International Relations at Harvard Extension School.

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