In its role as a platform for operational coordination, Peace and Sport facilitates and coordinates the work of many different partners to support the organizers of local projects.
Each party contributes their skills and expertise in a collaborative framework.
- The overall local project manager.
The project manager defines needs, manages the project from day to day, and publicizes the project at a local level.
The project leader must respect Peace and Sport’s quality charter.
By making the project part of governmental policy, it is guaranteed recognition by local authorities; legislation and institutions can be adapted to accommodate the role that sport can play.
The government is responsible for identifying priorities for action which populations to target.
- International Sports Federations
International Sports Federations bring their expertise concerning the practice of their sport and give advice about how to best adapt it to the local environment. They provide training for educators, provide equipment or work with an equipment supplier and publicize the field program during their sporting events (championships, tournaments, demonstrations, introductions ...)
List of International Federations
- National Sports Federations
National Sports Federations undertake to structure the sport, giving coaches/educators access to all training courses offered by the International Federation, as well as giving children in programs the opportunity to participate in national competitions, either as spectators or as competitors.
They identify upcoming young talent, and ensure that each centre has a trainer/educator
- National Olympic Committees
NOCs get involved in teaching Olympic values and they help to train educators, bringing assistance to programs and governments through their technical expertise. In addition they organize or support dedicated sports events and provide equipment or involve an equipment supplier.
- Financial partners/sponsors
Funds collected to finance projects may be put towards renovating facilities, paying teachers’ salaries, facilitating the involvement of Champions of Peace or funding operating costs.
Partners ensure that programs are sustainable through transferring skills and/or outsourcing services and helping to promote the project via their own communication channels.
Equipment suppliers provide all or some of the equipment needed to run the program, make adapted sports kits and give visibility to programs in the context of their events.
Elite partners for Locally-based Projects, Champions are the focal point of operations to promote the projects (launches, visits, events, publicity stunts) and they raise awareness amongst decision-makers and potential local and/or international partners by encouraging them to contribute to programs, raise funds and collect equipment donations by mobilizing their networks (fans, clubs, federations, etc.)
They also help in field programs by coaching educators, giving initiation sessions and using their expertise to define goals and resources for programs
More details about Champions for Peace
The UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP)
The UN Office for Partnerships (UNOP)
The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
The UN Peace-keeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO)
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
The World Food Program (WFP)
Other stakeholders are often involved in projects:
- Education Partners (Associations, Ministry of Education)
- Health partners (WHO, Red Cross, associations, NGOs, government agencies ...)
- Nutrition Partners (associations, NGOs ...)
- Marketing and logistics partners (courier companies, graphic designers...)