ISDPA Advisory Council Meeting The International Sport for Development and Peace Association (ISDPA)
Meeting Goals Advisory council members meet one another Provide an overview and briefing of the ISDPA Define roles and responsibilities of Advisory Council and other key stakeholders Share input and feedback about current state and future of ISDPA
Founding Advisory Council Members Ashoka – Cynthia McKinney Drayton Beyond Sport - Alexandra Chalat CARE – Auma Obama Commonwealth Games Canada –Carla Thachuk IAYS – Fred Engh ICSSPE – Margaret Talbot International Paralympic Committee – Ann Cody Laureus – Ned Wills NBA – Todd Jacobson Play the Game – Jens Anderson Right to Play – Lindsay Glassco Special Olympics – Dave Lenox Sport Accord – Ingrid Beutler Sport and Development Platform –JuttaEngelhardt Streetfootballworld – JurganGriesback UNESCO – Marcellin Daly UNICEF – Amy Farkas UNOSDP – Eric Dienes Up2Us – Megan Bartlett World Economic Forum – Patrick McGee
Mission The International Sport for Development and Peace Association (ISDPA) is a professional organization dedicated to advancing knowledge and enhancing practice within the field of sport for development and peace. The sport for development and peace field addresses the role of sport as a vehicle for social change, with a particular focus on youth, health, peace, disability, gender, human rights. The ISDPA brings together scholars, educators, practitioners, and policymakers in order to support, coordinate and disseminate quality academic and field- based research that will assist the further development of the field by Fostering an intersection of research, policy and practice. Our approach ensures the long-term involvement and commitment from an array of individual experts from diverse professions and backgrounds.
Goals The ISDPA will enhance research, curriculum, training, workforce development, and professional development so that those involved in this space will better be able to achieve their individual missions with respect to sport for development and peace. In addition, the ISDPA will coordinate evidence-based research and that will support policy developments within the United Nations Sport for Development and Peace International Working Group (UN SDP IWG). It is our hope that the ISDPA community will foster dialogue, idea-sharing and learning related to research and best practices in the field of sport for development and peace. Through our meetings, professional development events, and ongoing working groups, we hope to build a strong sense of community, generate interest in the field, and advance the knowledge and skills of those within it.
Activities and Benefits of Membership Annual Power of Sport Summit Regional Meetings Targeted toward regional-, issue-, and disciplinary- specific needs and interests Publications Annual research journal Quarterly newsletter Online communications Education and Professional Development Degree and certificate programs Consulting and technical assistance
Structure Secretariat ♣ Administrative Director ♣ Scientific Director ♣ Director of Education and Training General Secretary and Executive Committee Regionally based? Based on discipline? Other? Appointed by election Advisory Council Appointed by Secretariat
Executive Committee – Roles and Responsibilities Development of regional committees Coordinating regional meetings with and developing membership among key stakeholders Assess existing evidence, policy and structures related to SFD practices Support development of educational, scientific and policy tools, practices and decisions Support development of university network that will develop and disseminate knowledge
Advisory Council – Roles and Responsibilities Provide ongoing support and council to ISDPA and Secretariat Leverage organizational affiliations as resources for ISDPA Support membership development
Standing Committees and Interest Groups Standing Committees – assess research and technical needs of key focus areas of ISDPA Peace Health Youth Gender Disability Human Rights
Standing Committees and Interest Groups Interest Groups – communication and collaboration on key issues and themes beyond UNSDP priorities Monitoring & evaluation Innovation and entrepreneurship Consulting and technical assistance Education and training