Learn how to make a positive impact through sport
Sport has been recognised as an enabler of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by governments globally. Organisations worldwide are using sport to contribute to this agenda, addressing issues ranging from health and education to employment, and conflict resolution.
On this course, you’ll look at the benefits and limitations of using sport in development. You will learn to design, implement, and measure the impact of policies and programmes.
You will explore key concepts on sport and gender equality, disability, human rights, social inclusion, peacebuilding, and child safeguarding.
What topics will you cover?
Setting the scene: Sport, development and change
Creating change: Policy, strategy, and governance
Making it happen, making it work, measuring impact
Mobilising people, partners, and resources
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone interested in how sport can be used in development.
This includes government officials, intergovernmental officers, sport organisations, public policy experts, private sector professionals, and civil society.
Who developed the course?
The International Platform on Sport and Development
Sportanddev is the leading hub for organisations and individuals using sport for development to share knowledge, build good practice, coordinate with others and create partnerships.
Commonwealth Secretariat supports member countries to achieve development, democracy and peace. The Secretariat’s work helps to grow economies and boost trade, empower young people, and address threats such as climate change, debt and inequality.
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
The Australian Government supports sport for development and sports diplomacy programs that strengthen international connections, build safer communities, and facilitate the participation of women, girls and people with disability.