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A Winning Team: How to create effective academic-practitioner partnerships in sport for development

A Winning Team: How to create effective academic-practitioner partnerships in sport for development

Presented by The Sport For Development Metrics & Evaluation Learning Lab.


Wed, 03/28/2018

Presentation overview:

In this presentation, we will share the findings and recommendations from a Sport for Development (S4D) working group that formed last year to explore how not for profit organisations delivering social programmes (‘practitioners’) and academic institutions/scholars can work together more effectively, particularly in relation to academic support for monitoring and evaluation. Two members of the working group, Tom Keyte and Ben Sanders, will present the practical steps and recommendations that emerged from the working group and resulted in the development of a short guide (which you can find here) and chapter in a volume of the Research Focus on Education and Sport series here.

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About our speakers:

Tom Keyte

 Tom Keyte is the Deputy Director at inFocus Enterprises Ltd. He has over 15 years of experience as a trainer and consultant, supporting organisations with monitoring, evaluation and learning solutions. At inFocus, Tom sets up and runs global communities of practice with organisations from around the world, in order to share learning. He develops consultancy, training and marketing resources for M&E, including providing oversight of the development of the inFocus eLearning platform and resources. Tom has developed M&E solutions for NGOs in over 30 countries over the last 15 years. He often develops and runs online and in-country training on key M&E topics.

Ben Sanders

Ben Sanders boasts extensive experience in sport for development and peace. His work has influenced the Commonwealth, United Nations and South African government, and a range of civil society organisations, to develop policies, programmes and projects. He has public sector experience having coordinated research, M&E and policy development for the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport. He has worked in the non-profit as well as the private sector, including leadership roles at Grassroot Soccer, a leading NGO in sport and youth development. His research around sport for development has been used by the sport ministry in South Africa to develop policy guidelines for organisations working with sport in the education system. He has completed a PhD by publication in Sport for Development investigating the optimal governance of the sport for development sector, identifying roles for the public sector, civil society and academic sector. He has published academically and consulted widely in the field. He brings expertise in leadership, monitoring and evaluation, research, policy development, programme management, strategy and communications.

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