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International Inspiration supports global conference on Sport for Development

International Inspiration (IN) is supporting the Sport for Development: a catalyst for change conference to advance the discussions and actions of how sport can impactfully contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the prestigious Wilton Park, UK.  

The conference will address sport's unique ability to empower individuals, unite communities, tackle inequality and address a wide range of social challenges. As the post-2015 development agenda takes shape, this forum will provide an opportunity to review and move the sport for development sector forward, looking to assess and scale up the transformative power of sport.

There will be a particular focus on economic empowerment, health, and peace and stability, dialogue will work towards practical recommendations in employing sport as an innovative and impactful tool for development and more broadly how it can contribute to the SDG framework.

A wide audience will be drawn from an international cross-section of stakeholders from government, civil society, private sector and the sports community. The roundtable discussion is focused to achieve the following objectives:

  • Highlight existing trends and challenges in the use of sport for development, asking: What does ‘success’ look like?
  • Share lessons in how to best measure, communicate and ensure lasting impact of sport for development on individuals and communities
  • Create an active network between participants, providing opportunity for, and space to identify, stimulating and impactful collaboration between different actors
  • Evaluate and position sport in broader development efforts, including the post-2015 development agenda

The event will take place from Monday 22 - Wednesday 24 June 2015. 

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