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The e-Debaters

The e-Debaters

Find out about each key expert or 'e-Debater' who led the e-Debate. Select an individual and find out more about their areas of expertise and involvement in Sport & Development


Pelle Kvalsund

Pelle is a sport consultant and has worked as a sports coach and project coordinator. He's currently sports consultant for the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Comittee and Confederation (NIF). Find out more about him and his input in the e-Debate...

Frank van Eekeren

Frank van Eekeren is Senior Consultant at Utrecht University and Programme Manager in Sport & Development at NOC*NSF. With over 10 years of experience in Sport & Development, he shares his ideas on Sport & Development with us in the e-Debate...

Jouwert van Geene

Jouwert van Geene is a specialist in participatory methods and capacity-building in development organisations. He has been involved in Sport & Development from 2002 and focuses mainly on training and research. Read Jouwert's reactions in the e-Debate...

Kate Cowan

Kate Cowan is Director of International Development for the International Alliance for Youth Sports (IAYS) and is responsible for developing partnerships between various actors in S&D. She shares her thoughts with us in the e-Debate...

Peter Alegi

Peter Alegi is Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University and specialises in social, gender, labour and political histories in Africa. He has written several books on soccer and politics in Africa. Discover his contributions to the e-Debate...

Yves Vanden Auweele

Yves Vanden Auweele specialises in sport psychology and has decades of experience in teaching and researching sport psychology. Read his reactions to the questions raised during the e-Debate...

Dik Bol

Dik Bol has been involved in twinning the towns of Haarlem in Holland and Mutare in Zimbabwe through a special sports programme. Read his comments in the e-Debate...

Trevor Dudley

Trevor Dudley is Country Director of The Kids' League, a non-profit sport-for-development organisation in Uganda. He shares his perspective on S&D from the field. Read his comments during the e-Debate...

Astrid Aafjes

Astrid Aafjes is Executive Director of Women Win. She comments on Sport & Development in the e-Debate...

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Johann Olav Koss

Johann Olav Koss is Founder, President and CEO of Right to Play. He has won 5 Olympic medals in speed-skating and is highly recognised for his contribution to the field of Sport & Development. Find out what his input is in the e-Debate...

Matthijs Huizing

Matthijs Huizing has gathered experience both in the sport and business world, and is now working for Right to Play Netherlands. Read his contribution to the e-Debate...

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Caroline Gutton

Caroline Gutton is the Executive Director of 'Sport sans Frontières' (Sport without Borders, a French NGO). Read more about her contribution to the e-Debate here...

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Kylie Bates

Kylie Bates is Senior Sport for Development Consultant for the Pacific Region with the Australian Sports Commission. Read what she has to say in the e-Debate...

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Vladimir Borkovic

Vladimir Borkovic, Network and Research Director for streetfootballworld, provides his input in the Sport & Development e-Debate. Read more about this here...

Mogens Kirkeby

Mogens Kirkeby is President of the International Sports and Culture Association (ISCA), based in Denmark. He brings the Sport for All perspective to the e-Debate. Find out what his contribution is to the discussion...

Marleen Romeny

Marleen Romeny is from Right to Play Netherlands. She is responsible for institutional fundraising and donor relations within the organisation. Discover her contribution to the e-Debate...

Daniela Preti

Daniela Preti works as a project manager for the Swiss Academy for Development (SAD). Find out more about her reactions to the Sport & Development e-Debate...

Jan Rijpstra

Jan Rijpstra was a lecturer at several Higher Institutes, was president of the Royal Dutch Base- and Softball Association, and has recently founded Rijpstra Consultancy. Read more about his input to the e-Debate...

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Cees Versteeg

Cees Versteeg is currently Lecturer at ROC Nova College CIOS Haarlem, the Netherlands and founded the Mutare-Haarlem Sports leaders organisation in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Find out more about him and his contribution to the e-Debate...

Helen Alderson

Helen Alderson is Chief Executive Officer of the World Heart Federation. Read her reactions to the questions raised during the e-Debate...

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Marion Keim

Marion Keim is associate professor in the Social Transformation and Peace Programme at the University of the Western Cape. She shares her thoughts with us in the e-Debate...

Carla Thachuk

Carla Thachuk is currently working as the Manager for International Development through Sport with Commonwealth Games Canada. Find out more about her reactions to the Sport & Development e-Debate...

Maya van Gent

Maya van Gent is Head of the Human Movement Science Department at University of Fort Hare. She joins the e-Debate in Round 2 to discuss challenges associated with achieving balance between sport and other components in S&D programmes and draws from her experience in South Africa. Read her comments in the e-Debate...

Emmanuel Madonda

Emmanuel Madonda is Global Project Manager at the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. He is a trained basketball coach and has previously worked in South Africa, Northern Ireland, Israel and Palestine. Read his comments during the e-Debate...

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