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Sport and Disability Knowledge Exchange
For this project inFocus collaborated with individuals from a range of organisations to bring a number of diverse voices from the sport and disability sector into the knowledge exchange. Some of the organisations that collaborated with inFocus for this knowledge exchange were: Disability Sport Northern Ireland, Power of Sport Lab, Sport and Social Society Initiative at Brown University, Inclusion4development, Indiability and the Spirit of 2012 Trust.
To facilitate interactive online webinars that bring together practitioners, funders and researchers working in the global field of sport for development (S4D) and disability to share their experience and insights. The aim of the knowledge exchange was to foster learning and connections around sport and disability across the sport for development sector.
Over the course of a year inFocus hosted a series of six interactive webinars on topics around sport and disability.
Each of the webinars explored 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 was used to develop and refine a new Theory of Change (TOC) for S4D and Disability that is publicly available as a resource in the S4D sector. Topics for each webinar was decided across the course of the year to enable participants to feedback and propose topics they would like to see covered.
Three of the topics were:
inFocus developed and made publicly available a number of learning resources created from the webinar. This included a Theory of Change (TOC) for S4D and Disability as well as learning document highlighting different factors to be considered when designing inclusive activities.