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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’.

Citius, altius, fortius – communis: Using ‘Sport for Development’ to achieve social cohesion

In a joint virtual event, GIZ and DOSB highlighted the role of sport in development cooperation with a special focus on social cohesion. The Covid-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated how the lack of educational opportunities, violent conflicts and lack of health care especially affects the situation of children and youth around the world. It is precisely in this situation that innovative approaches to solving societal challenges are needed. In this context, sport, with its inspiring power, has a special role to play: it creates better future prospects for children and young people and strengthens social cohesion.

Future Leaders in Football work towards socially responsible leadership

It was kick-off time for 22 Future Leaders in Football on Monday, 7th June starting the 5-day virtual leadership course as part of GIZ’s Sport for Development activites. In the context of the EURO 2020 to be held from 11th June – 11th July 2021 in 12 of Europe’s most iconic places the idea was to bring together the Future Leaders in Football and develop together the tools and knowledge to become changemakers in their organisations and communities.

New Guidelines available!

Reflection makes the difference between a Sport for Development (S4D) session and a regular sport session. Without reflection, there will be neither a connection nor a transfer of competences to daily life situations and, therefore, there will be no impact. The Reflection Guideline for S4D Training Sessions helps you to understand the importance of reflection for competence and life skill development as well as for recollecting of what was learned during the session.

Western Balkans: Course Outline published in four languages to support S4D instructors

Approaching the end of the turbulent year 2020 the S4D team on Social Inclusion through Sport in the Western Balkan Region is proud to publish the jointly developed Course Outline for a basic level Training of Trainers. It is aimed to support the S4D instructors to pass on the basic principles of S4D and better structure their trainings for teachers, sport coaches and social workers...

GIZ joins Public Development Banks and international sport organisations in Sport for Development Coalition

On 11 November 2020, GIZ participated in a special session entitled “Mobilisation of Development Finance for Sustainable Sport” and joined the Sport for Development Coalition. This is an initiative spearheaded by the Agence Française de Développent (AFD)