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Welcome to the Sport for Development (S4D) Resource Toolkit!

This toolkit is a gateway to S4D. You will find information, guidelines, manuals, seminars, tools and advice on how to implement S4D projects, workshops and training sessions. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) uses S4D to contribute to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) like gender equality, good health and quality education. The Toolkit provides access to resources that have been developed and used by GIZ and partners in different countries all over the world.

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The S4D Resource Toolkit gives you an overview of the essential aspects of S4D, the development topics we address, the countries we work in, and the tools we developed to make S4D part of your work. Just click on the buttons.

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Click on the calendar to enter the S4D Learning Lab and to find upcoming Web-Seminars, Online Courses and Events on key topics related to sport for development such as, gender equality, employability, quality education and monitoring and evaluation (M&E). If Workshops or Events are taking place in our partner countries, we will keep you updated here as well.

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We are implementing S4D projects in close cooperation with different partner organisations in countries all over the world.

Find out in which countries we are working and which S4D approaches, methods, manuals and tools have been developed and are used in the countries. Get more insights on country-specific situations, how we are using sport as a tool to achieve specific development objectives and get to know our local partner organisations.

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Here you will find a wide range of choices that may help you in your search for specific documents in your field of interest. Or simply let yourself be inspired and driven by the wealth of possibilities.Just click on the button to get to the search generator.


Here we will inform you about news in and from our projects and countries.

Launch of the Sport for Mental Health and Social Cohesion Programme (SMHSC) Co-funded by AFD, FIFA and GIZ

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) are launching the Sport for Mental Health and Social Cohesion (SMHSC) programme. 


Sport for Development (S4D) Youth Leaders – Giving Back to the Community

The GIZ S4D - Jordan Youth Leadership Programme empowers motivated young people of diverse backgrounds to initiate sport and play activities for fellow youth and children within their communities. The aim is to increase civic engagement of youth in ‘Sport for Development’ to promote social change in targeted communities. Over the last three years, 37 youth leaders from six different areas in Jordan have joined the programme and have acquired the necessary knowledge and skills to deal with kids and youth following the safeguarding policy and to develop and implement activity plans that meet local needs.

‘How sport promotes development’ – Workshop discussion at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

The ‘Werkstattgespräch’ (workshop discussion) took place in virtual format on the evening of 6 June 2021. Workshop discussions are a fixed event format of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The aim of the series of events is an open exchange on changing topics in order to create space for input, discussion and suggestions for the further development of the topic area – this time under the headline of ‘Daring more sustainability - How sport promotes development’.

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