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Sport and Disability Knowledge Exchange: Webinar 2

Overview

This interactive webinar (online workshop) will be hosted by InFocus 25th May 2018 and explore What is advocacy and how can it help advance Inclusive Sport in relation to Sport for Development* (S4D) and disability programmes around the world.

During the webinar, we look at advocacy through various lenses that will help build a cohesive argument for more and better policies and resources for inclusive sport in all its forms. “Advocacy can be defined as a deliberate planned and sustained effort to advance an agenda for change. Advocacy consists of organized efforts and actions that use the tools of democracy to establish and implement
laws and policies so as to create a just and equitable society.”
- CBM

Background to the webinar

The webinar is the second in a series of six interactive webinars in 2018 that are bringing together practitioners, funders and researchers working in the global field of S4D and disability to share their experience and insights. Each of the webinars will explore a different topic related to S4D and disability through guided discussions and exercises, with a focus on exploring the commonalities and differences in S4D and disability work around the world. The information generated from the webinars, will be used to develop and refine a new theory of change (ToC) for S4D and Disability, that will be publicly available as a resource in the S4D sector. There is also the potential, to pull together the learning from the 6 webinars, into a journal article at the end of the year to share learning more widely. You can find out more in our 1-page summary here.  You can find a recording of the first webinar in the series on What is an inclusive activity? by clicking here. 

Who can join the webinar?

The webinars are ideal for individuals or organisations working in the field of S4D and disability. To watch back the discussion and debate, please just register to the right and you will be directed to the recording and resources.

 *In this context, S4D is defined as the intentional use of sport, physical activity and play, to attain specific social development/impact objectives. S4D programmes use a particular approach to programmatic design and delivery, and follows a core set of principles that priortise and optimize social objectives over sporting performance outcomes.



Tom Keyte, inFocus Enterprises
Tom has over 10 years of global experience as a trainer and consultant, supporting organisations with monitoring, evaluation and learning solutions. He has developed theories of change in a wide range of workshop settings, across all 5 continents, from grassroots organisations working directly in communities, to global networks and funders.


About your Host

Register for the Webinar
Start Date: Friday 25th May 2018, 14:00 BST (UK)
Duration: 2 hours 
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Please note participation in the webinar gives the organisers permission to use quotations or commentary for the purposes of research publication in the field of sport and development. If you do not wish to be individually identified in research publications please indicate same in writing by emailing Tom Keyte at tom@impactinfocus.com within 2 months of webinar completion.  We will explain this further at the start of each webinar.

Amy Farkas Karageorgos, Founder of Inclusion4development

About your presenter

Amy has extensive experience in applying an inclusion lens to physical activity and sport programmes globally to advance the rights of youth and marginalized populations. With over 20 years of experience and having worked in more than two dozen countries, Ms. Karageorgos has been at the healm of programs for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and several non-profit organizations including the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). She has authored numerous publications including peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Since founding Inclusion4development in 2014, she has helped established a National Partnership on Children with Disabilities in Malaysia, developed a Communication Campaign to change the way disability is viewed in Tajikistan, and successfully advocated for the rights of persons with disabilities to be included in key UN documents, including the UNESCO Charter on Physical Education and Sport. She holds degrees in Kinesiology and Disability Studies from Pennsylvania State University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. For more information visit www.inclusion4development.org.

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