Sport and Disability Knowledge Exchange: What is an inclusive activity?

S4D and Disability Webinar 1: This webinar (1 of 6) was hosted by inFocus in April 2018 and explored what is an inclusive activity in relation to S4D and disability programmes around the world. I thought many of you might also be interested in it.

As the dementia community is now very globally focused on CRPD and support for our cognitive disabilities, I was interested in this series, and decided ot share it here. As some of the members of DAI have become interested in the Theory of Change through our involvement in the STRiDE project, I’m sure you’ll find it interesting!

About the webinar Host: 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.

Presenter 1: Catherine Carty is the UNESCO Chair Project Manager “Transforming the lives of People with Disabilities, their families and Communities, Through Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and Fitness” at the Institute of Technology Tralee/ Chair Global Partnership for Children with Disabilities, Physical Activity and Sport Taskforce.

Catherine works closely with UNESCO to advance the Sports Policy Follow up framework of the Kazan Action Plan. Catherine has diverse experience in the areas of inclusive physical activity, wellness and education through her policy, programme development, lecturing and research experience. As manager of a globally focused research centre Catherine aims to maximize the impact of diverse thinking and interdisciplinary approaches to develop practical sustainable solutions to maximize opportunities for health and wellbeing for all.  The UNESCO Chair supports UNESCO as the UN lead agency for physical education and sport, while supporting the work of other UN agencies as they intersect with UNESCOs goal, including UNICEF, UN Urban Habitat, WHO, UNPRPD and others.

Presenter 2: Eli A. Wolff, is the Director of the Power of Sport Lab / Co-founder of the Sport and Social Society Initiative at Brown University. Eli is the director of the Power of Sport Lab, a platform to fuel and magnify innovation, inclusion and social change through sport. Projects of the Power of Sport Lab include

Disability in Sport, the Olympism Project, and Athletes for Human Rights. Eli is also the co-founder of the Sport and Society initiative at Brown University, and he works with the Mentor Match program at Partners for Youth with Disabilities based in Boston. From 2003 to 2008, Eli co-led a global effort to include provisions addressing sport and recreation within the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Eli has also contributed to the global coordination and mobilization network for the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) on April 6 of each year as recognized by the United Nations, and an official day on the international calendar. Eli was a member of the United States Paralympic Soccer Team in the 1996 and 2004 Paralympic Games. Eli is a graduate of Brown University and has an MA in Olympic Studies from the German Sport University of Cologne.

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