Peace and Sport International Forum 2022

Event Agenda

07:30 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:55
Session 1 - Demonstrating the impact of sport for peace within communities
Programs using sport for peace have a visible impact on the communities and regions in which they operate. Their impacts must be assessed quantitatively and qualitatively in order to strengthen the confidence of public and private investors. Through this session, a panel of experts composed of researchers, funders and program implementers will highlight the challenges and best practices related to evaluating the impact of sport-for-peace programs at the community level.
BenjaminBoukpeti (Champion for Peace)PierreGony (Terres en mêlées)SophieLorant (Paris 2024)LayneRobinson (The Commonwealth)JulienSorez (UNESCO CHAIR – SPORTSD&P)
08:55 - 09:40
Session 2 - Sport as a vehicle for gender equity
Increasing women's participation in peace-through-sport programs, competitions and sports professions has a direct impact on building more inclusive societies. This succession of bilateral discussions will examine how sport can help correct inequalities, combat prejudices and gender stereotypes.
ShaimaAlhusseini (Saudi Sports For All)JenniferBrowning (UK Sport & ENGSO - Equality Within Sport (EWS) Committee)VitorPataco (Portuguese Institute for Sports and Youth (IPDJ))FélicitéRwemarika (Organization of Women in Sports)
09:40 - 10:00
Networking & coffee break - Galerie Cristal
10:00 - 10:50
Session 3 - The Universal Sport: Football for the Goals
How can the power and influence of sport help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals? Several key actors from the football community will share their approaches: behavioural change, vision and initiatives to raise the profile of social inclusion goals and build a culture of peace.
AlexCulvin (FIFPRO)Jean-EmmanuelDe Witt (AS Monaco)MaherNasser (United Nations )LaurentPrud'homme (L'Equipe)
10:50 - 11:15
Session 4 (Part I) - The Legacy of Major Sporting Events
Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy - "The journey of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Legacy from bid to delivery and beyond"
NasserAl Khori (Generation Amazing Foundation)Mutaz EssaBarshim (Champion For Peace)HoneyThaljieh (Champion For Peace)
11:15 - 11:30
Session 4 (Part II) - The Legacy of Major Sporting Events
"Be Bold Be Birmingham”: a legacy program empowering communities. The experience of Birmingham city with the Commonwealth Games 2022.
DanLuger (Champion For Peace)IanWard (Birmingham City Council)
11:30 - 13:00
Lunch for all participants - NOBU, Fairmont Monte-Carlo
13:00 - 13:55
Session 5 - The role of sport in building sustainable peace
The experience of programs based on sport as a tool for peace bears witness to sport’s ability to prevent conflicts, to restore relationships of trust within communities and to reinstate social relations in the aftermath of armed conflicts. Through concrete examples, this session will illustrate the role of sport in building inclusive communities and peaceful relations between nations.
PascalBoniface (IRIS)Gerson AndresFlorez Perez (Constructors of Peace International - Cop Colombia)ErnestoLucena (Defensoría del Pueblo)PhilippeRIO
13:55 - 14:45
Session 6 - Contributing to peace through sport, a paradigm shift? Strengthening the ecosystem and meeting the educators
Teaching peace through sport depends primarily on the men and women who implement programs at grassroots, national and international levels. We meet them in this session. They will tell us their stories and share their recommendations for optimising the use of sport for peace.
OllieDudfield (International Olympic Committee)VénusteNIYONGABO (Fondation Venuste Niyongabo)AminataTraore (APJS - Mali)LisaTravella Murawsky (Naandi Foundation - India)
14:45 - 14:55
Session 7 - Negotiation of peace agreements, sport as a facilitator? Meeting with a diplomat
Interview with Staffan de Mistura UN Special Envoy
PascalBoniface (IRIS)StaffanDe Mistura (United Nations)
14:55 - 15:15
Networking & coffee break - Galerie Cristal
15:15 - 15:20
Session 8 - From local to global, the prerequisites for scaling up
Expanding the reach of programs is a critical issue for project managers and fund donors. This specialized masterclass will share data and recommendations about the challenges related to developing pilot programs in order to expand the structures in line with the realities on the ground. UNESCO's recommendations in a video intervention by Gabriela Ramos, UNESCO Assistant Director General for Social and Human Sciences.
15:20 - 16:10
Session 9 - Investing in peace through sport for tomorrow's world
Any individual wishing to implement a relevant policy of social responsibility with their clients, employees or partners will find peace through sport a potential strategic axis of investment. This round table will give the floor to companies and athletic foundations who have decided to get involved by supporting real programs. It will highlight public/private mechanisms, the objectives of these investments and the challenges encountered when setting up these initiatives.
DanielAceves (FUNDACION ALFREDO HARP HELU DEPORTE)ThierryBraillard (Fondation du sport français)NoémieClaret (Salesforce)HenryNidecker (Nidecker Group)AmineZariat (Tibu Africa)
18:30 - 19:00
Welcome cocktail - Galerie Cristal Fairmont Monte-Carlo Dress code : cocktail dress - suit and tie - traditionnal attire
19:00 - 20:45
Peace and Sport Awards Ceremony 2022
Created in 2008, the annual Peace and Sport Awards reward organizations and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to peace, dialogue and social stability in the world through sport.
20:45 - 22:45
Galerie Cristal