Search Team Players
After a first degree in Economics at the University of Freiburg (Switzerland), Rolf Schwery went on to do an MA at the University of Manchester, UK and a PhD in Sociology at the Russian Academy of Science. During his studies in Russia he also worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the Russian Federation’s Chamber of Commerce and for F. Hoffmann-La Roche. From 1999 Rolf Schwery worked for the Swiss Academy for Development (SAD) which he headed from 2001 to 2006. 2007 he became a social entrepreneur (sole proprietorship) supporting international organizations and companies to develop a comprehensive CSR strategy. Rolf Schwery has project management experience in various countries, with special focus on Eastern Europe. He speaks fluent German, English, Russian, and French.
Growing up between France and Singapore, I have always been interested in using sport as a tool for development, cooperation, or a tool for social progress to human welfare. My academic background combines Sports Management with Peace, Conflict and Development studies. On a professional and volunteer level, have had the opportunities to learn and grow through different organisations namely, UFOLEP, ENGSO Youth, ISCA, CNOSF, CoE, Decathlon, UNOSDP, Peace and Sport, streetfootballworld. I am now putting my efforts in the Legacy (sustainability) and Dream Building (field projects) of the ITTF Foundation.
Eli A. Wolff directs the Power of Sport Lab, a platform to fuel and magnify creativity, diversity, connection and leadership through sport. Eli is also an instructor with the Sport Management program at the University of Connecticut and is co-founder and advisor to the Sport and Society initiatives at Brown University. His work focuses on the intersection of research, policy and practice to advance sport and human rights, development and social change. Eli has co-founded Disability in Sport International, Athletes for Human Rights, the Olympism Project, and Mentoring for Change.
I am the founder of Sports and Social Change, a cause marketing and social enterprise consulting firm with a focus on using sports to address social issues. We create nonprofit/for-profit partnerships, design marketing campaigns and corporate social responsibility programs, and help sports entrepreneurs grow their business through the triple bottom line philosophy of people - planet - profit.
Neeraj kumar Mehra
Working as Research Officer with Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India.Formerly worked as Lecturer (Teaching of Health & Physical Education) with State Council of Educational Research & Training, Delhi and Project Officer with Organising Committee Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010
I volunteered and worked for SCORE in Namibia and SCORE South Africa for 4 years and was a trainer with the Kicking AIDS Out! Network, before completing a MSc in Management and Implementation of Development Projects at University of Manchester. Currently, I am a project/program manager in health care research in Canada, and continue to support SCORE through volunteer work.
I have an M.A. in Sport and Development from Southampton Solent University, and a B. A. (Hons) in International Development. During my Masters, I was particularly interested in the concept of sustainability in sport for development projects, and the extent to which sustainability is a realistic target.
Dean Ravizza is a Professor in the Department of Health & Sport Sciences at Salisbury University. His work as Senior Research Practitioner through the Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution focuses on the intersection of research, fieldwork, and practice to advance the uses of sport for children and youth in armed conflict, former child soldiers, and other vulnerable children. His work intersects the fields of sport, conflict resolution, youth development, and child protection. Ravizza utilizes participatory research methods at the community level as part of his fieldwork to create culturally-relevant psycho-social interventions using sport in regions affected by armed conflict and other complex emergencies.
Irene Kamberidou (BA, MA, Phd) is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the National and Kapodistrian University (NKUA) of Athens, the School of Physical Education and Sport Science where she established the first Gender Issues and Sports course in 2006, taught every semester to this day. She also prepared the first Gender & Sport chapter for Fylopedia e-encyclopedia of the NKUA's Gender Equality Center. Irene teaches Principles of Sociology (2003-2020), Gender issues and Sport (2006-2020) and the graduate course Sport Sociology (2010-2020). She received her BA and MA from Emmanuel College and Boston College respectively, Boston, Massachusetts, USA and her PhD from the Sociology Department of the Panteios University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens, Greece. She was the Greek representative of the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW) from 2009-2016. Irene is a member of the Panhellenic Union for the Promotion of Women in Sports (PEPGAS) as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the ECWT- European Centre for Women and Technology. Dr. Kamberidou, with active participation in European and internatinal conferences, including publications, has also contributed as a gender expert in many of the European Commission’s high-level conferences, projects and workshops addressing exclusionary practices.