by Ainesh Dey photo caption: The team arguing against the motion won the 8th Commonwealth Debate on Sport and Sustainable Development The 8th Commonwealth Debate on Sport and Sustainable Development held recently in London shed light on the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The …

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by Ruhamah Ifere If you have ever been in doubt of the impact of sports, the recently concluded AFCON (Africa Cup of Nations) 2024 should be enough proof of its potency to unite people from diverse backgrounds as well as promote sustainable development. In my role as the Project officer at Caring Community Creators, I …

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by Sameer Misra In rural Odisha in India, an innovative initiative is changing the lives of tribal children in ways not imagined before. The story not only reveals a dynamic educational approach, but also seamlessly aligns with participatory strategies in sport for development, placing the community at the forefront of transformative progress. Gram Vikas Vidya …

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by Samara Ali From David Beckham’s sensational free-kick at the England World-Cup in 2001 to Javed Miandad’s inspiring last-minute sixer at the Sharjah series in the 1980s, sports represents the human spirit that is electrified with the beat of vigour, enthusiasm and empowerment. While several countries have successfully implemented training programs and development initiatives to …

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by Monica Islam “Ammu, will you sign this parental consent form for me to join the school football club?” asked Faatiha, my 10-year old niece to her mother. Faatiha studies at Bangladesh International Tutorial, a prominent private English-medium school in Gulshan, the heart of Bangladesh. The school has been operational since 1983 and therefore, it …

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by Sameer Misra As the cricketing world eagerly awaits the commencement of the ODI World Cup 2023, scheduled to take place in India next month, the anticipation and excitement surrounding the tournament serve as a poignant reminder of the enduring legacy of the sport within Commonwealth nations. Cricket, often hailed as a gentleman’s game, has …

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by Alphonse Akouyu Ivory Coast here we come! was the headline of one of Cameroon’s daily English newspapers the Guardian Post on September 12, 2023. This was as a result of a 3-0 victory of the men’s football team over their Burundian counterparts. The final qualifying match for the African Nations Cup scheduled to take …

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A blog by Layne Robinson, Head of the Commonwealth Social Policy Division The atmosphere in Trinidad and Tobago was charged with anticipation and excitement when I landed to attend the Commonwealth Youth Games. As I stepped onto the Caribbean Island that had given birth to calypso and the steelpan, what immediately struck me was the …

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by Jada Chambers Australian Triathlete Jack Latham “couldn’t believe it” when he captured third place in the Triathlon at the Commonwealth Youth Games on his first attempt, just three years after he started playing the sport. Not many people can say that on their first outing at the Commonwealth Youth Games they were able to …

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