Conference on sport for peace and development
The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) has the pleasure of inviting you to the conference Sports for Peace and Development? – the 2010 FIFA World Cup as a Tool for Peace and Development. Friday 9 October from 9.30 am.
Friday 09.10.09, from 09:30 am
The Norwegian School of Sports Science (NSSS). Aud 1.
Address: Sognsveien 220, 0863 Oslo
Sign up by e-mail to Anders Hasselgård at NSSS.
According to South Africa’s Bid Book for the 2010 World Cup, the thrust of the bid for this mega sporting event is predicated upon a strategic focus on development, nation-building and reconciliation. But can sport contribute to development, nation-building and reconciling people previously in conflict? And which conditions need to be present?
The Conference forms part of the research project Sports and Reconciliation undertaken by NUPI in conjunction with the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights since 2006, and is hosted in collaboration with the South African Embassy to the Kingdom of Norway, the Norwegian School of Sports Science (NSSS), the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the Confederation of Sports (NIF). It is envisaged that the Conference will generate further academic discourse and interest in research on the role of sport in reconciliation and development.
The Conference is organized as a sequel to the theme of this year’s seminar “Peace and Development; Interlinked Prospects for Africa’s Future”, hosted by NUPI and the Africa Group (African Embassies resident in Oslo), which aimed to shed light on the developmental impact of current initiatives on the continent.
09.30: Opening at The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Aud. 1
Chancellor Sigmund Loland, The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NSSS)
09.45: Sport as a tool for peace and development
Minister of the Environment and International Development,
Erik Solheim, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway.
10.15: Sport and development in South Africa
Mr Gert C Oosthuizen, South Africa's Deputy Minister of Sport and Recreation
10.45: Coffee Break
11.15: Gender equity in sport and development
Professor Kari Fasting, The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NSSS).
11.45: Sport-for-development: Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will
Professor Fred Coalter, University of Stirling
13.00: Reconciliation and Integration through Sports: South African Experiences
Kristine Höglund, Assistant Professor, Uppsala University, Department of Peace and Conflict Research
13.30: Sports and reconciliation: mission impossible?
Andreas Selliaas, Project Manager Sports and Reconciliation /
Special Adviser Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
14.15: World Football Championship and Development
Dr Irvin Khoza, Chairman of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organizing Committee South Africa/ Chairman of the South African premier soccer league/Vice-President of the South African Football Association
14.45: Review of Football in South Africa
Mr Kjetil Siem, Chief Executive Officer, South African Premier Soccer League
15.15: The Impact of Mega Sports Events on Development Goals
Professor André Travill, Deputy Dean,
Faculty of Community Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape
16.00: Film: More than Just a Game. Football vs Apartheid.