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Young people building a better future for SDP

Young people building a better future for SDP

Join us for an interactive webinar to hear how youth leaders are building back better during these turbulent times.


Wed, 08/11/2021

The world has more young people today than ever and this will only increase. They have a critical role to play in shaping the future of our people and planet.

Sport for development and peace (SDP) programmes and policies often work with young people, but youth need to be more meaningfully involved in decision-making and leadership roles.

Given this, sportanddev, in collaboration with the Commonwealth, launched a call for articles on youth engagement and leadership in SDP in the lead up to International Youth Day on 12 August.

To further this conversation, we will be hosting a webinar on the topic, where we will hear directly from young leaders on how they are using sport to build back better


  • Date: 11 August 2021, 13:00-14:00 (GMT+2)
  • Held on the Zoom platform: a link will be shared with registered participants one day before the webinar

Opening comments:

  • Mr Saurabh Mishrah, Commonwealth Secretariat


  • Ms Tania Lee, IOC Young Leader, Sports Dietitian
  • Mr Jack Needham, Europe Focal Point, Commonwealth Youth Sport for Development and Peace (CYDSP) Network
  • Ms Chante Johannes, Youth Leader, Foundation for Sport and Development and Peace (FSDP)


  • Dr Ben Sanders, sportanddev
  • Ms Marisa Schlenker, Yunus Sports Hub

Register for the webinar on Eventbrite


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