ITTF Foundation joins sportanddev Steering Board
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sportanddev are delighted to welcome the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Foundation onto our Steering Board as part of a newly formed partnership.

The International Platform on Sport and Development (sportanddev) have formed a partnership with the ITTF Foundation, one of the leading global actors in using sport for development and peace.

The partnership includes the ITTF Foundation joining as a platinum partner of the sportanddev campaign on Reshaping sport and development. The campaign seeks to strengthen the sport and development sector, including increasing access, equity and inclusion, and ultimately impact.

As part of the partnership, the ITTF Foundation has joined the sportanddev Steering Board, comprised of leading organisations in sport and development. The Steering Board oversees the governance and strategy of sportanddev and advocates globally for the platform and the sector.

Leandro Olvech, ITTF Foundation Director, commented on the partnership:

It is an honour for the ITTF Foundation to join the list of Steering Board members, and we look forward to working closely alongside some of the most influential organisations in sports for development, as well as the exchange of ideas and inspirations.”

Dr Ben Sanders, senior consultant at sportanddev welcomed the partnership:

The ITTF Foundation has pioneered much work in sport and development and share our objectives to strengthen and sustain this sector for years to come. We are delighted to form this partnership and welcome them onto the sportanddev Steering Board. We will work closely with them in our efforts to reshape sport and development to better serve all actors.”

About the ITTF Foundation

The ITTF Foundation aims to build solidarity through table tennis and supports a wide range of organisations across the globe that use table tennis to contribute to social change.

The Foundation has the following mission: Using table tennis as a tool for development and peace by connecting people all over the world, implementing or supporting projects on the field and empowering them to serve as models; making table tennis popular, universal and inclusive.


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