Delivering effective, sustainable, locally responsible, needs based development through sport initiatives Achieving national and international policy recognition and financial support for the use of sport and physical education as an effective development tool
The mandate of IDS is to integrate the development of sport and development through sport activities in order to build national sport system capacity and promote community and social development throughout the Commonwealth.
Ensures that each Commonwealth Games Association can achieve maximum performance through the placement of interns, organisational information systems development, knowledge sharing and networking.
The CSP interns will assist countries with sport administration activities ranging from programming, fundraising and communications to the implementation of the games management software program Zeus.
4 interns in the Americas & Caribbean region in 2009:
Bermuda Olympic Association Jamaica Olympic Association Barbados Olympic Association Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee
6 interns in Africa in 2010
Uganda Olympic Committee National Olympic Committee of Zambia Seychelles Olympic & Commonwealth Games Association Botswana National Olympic Committee Swaziland Olympic & Commonwealth Games Association Lesotho National Olympic Committee
Interns spread throughout the Commonwealth in 2011.