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International Sport for Development and Peace Association (ISDPA)

International Sport for Development and Peace Association (ISDPA)

The International Sport for Development and Peace Association (ISDPA) is a professional organisation dedicated to advancing knowledge and enhancing practice within the field of sport for development and peace.

The ISDPA brings together scholars, educators, practitioners, and policy makers in order to support, coordinate and disseminate quality academic and field-based research that will further the professional development of the field.

By fostering an intersection of research, policy and practice, the ISDPA aims to secure the long-term involvement and commitment from an array of individual experts from diverse professions and backgrounds who will enhance their own and one another’s work.

The ISDPA aims to enhance research, curriculum, training, workforce development, and professional development so that those involved in this space will better be able to achieve their individual missions with respect to sport for development and peace. In addition, the ISDPA will coordinate evidence-based research that will support policy developments within the United Nations Sport for Development and Peace International Working Group (UN SDP IWG).

Education and Training Working Group

This working group focuses on fostering the network of universities, scholars and educators that are engaging in the area of sport for development and peace. It looks at furthering academic resources such as curriculum development, research and publishing in order to produce practice-oriented schemes for education and training.

Policy and Practice Working Group

This working group focuses on linking scholars and educators with practitioners and policy makers. Aimed at enhancing the work of practitioners and policy makers, the working group is concerned with identifying the necessary support and resources needed from scholars and educators.

Community and Network Building Working Group

This working group focuses on defining and growing the community of actors engaging in the field of sport for development and peace. Its particular function lies in examining and exploring the relationships and connections between all stakeholders and their needs for education, training and professional development.

ISDPA Power of Sport Summit

The Power of Sport Summit serves as the annual meeting of the ISDPA. The objective of the Summit is to share knowledge by generating discussion and presenting strategies that focus on what is working, what is possible, and what important actions are needed to help advance sport for development and peace.

The Summit is a unique opportunity for professional development, networking, and collaboration.

ISDPA – Secretariat

Please contact Eli Wolff and Dr. Alexis Lyras for further information related to the ISDPA:

Eli A. Wolff
Watson Institute for International Studies Brown University
111 Thayer Street, Box 1970
Providence, RI 02912
Phone: 401-863-3584
Fax: 401-863-1270
Email: ewolff@isdpaonline.org
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Dr. Alexis Lyras
Sport Administration
University of Louisville
106 HP/Studio Arts Building
Louisville, KY 40292
Phone: 502-852-5040
Email: alyras@isdpaonline.org

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