I was first introduced to the field of sport for development and peace (SDP) in 2011 when I traveled to Eastern DRC as part of a sport for reconciliation project. I saw first-hand how sport can promote social cohesion and inclusion in a very challenging environment.
Since then I have worked in the field of SDP in various roles, as project manager of sportanddev.org, development advisor of GIZ's Sport for Development in Africa Regional Project and consultant with USAID, GIZ, and the Swiss Academy for Development.
I am enthusiastic about working in this field and would be happy to talk to you about your interest in getting involved. My favorite African proverb is:
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."
I would be happy to offer the following services in either English or French.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION
Do you need help developing, implementing or evaluating a SDP project? I can provide a range of services, including:
Supporting entrepreneurs and organizations develop fundraising and communication strategies
Conducting capacity assessments and stakeholder mappings
Developing project implementation strategies and frameworks
Providing overall project management and monitoring and evaluation support.
RESEARCH AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Are you looking for someone to conduct desk research, develop a concept note or assist with a product or manual? I am able to provide a unique perspective based on my first-hand knowledge and experience of SDP policy, research and practice.
Do you want to promote life skills through sport-based learning or learn more about how sport can promote positive social change? I would be happy to facilitate a workshop customized to your needs. I am also happy to participate in or provide input on SDP conferences.
"Stephen's quality of work is excellent! He has outstanding personal and social skills, which enable him to fulfill tasks at a very high standard. He is highly appreciated by his colleagues, customers and partners."
Hannes Bickel - Project Manager 'Sport for Development in Africa' (S4DA)
"His knowledge of both theory and practice in the sport and development sector is evident. He understands the importance of context-specific content and target-group appropriate teaching practices."
Dr. Kathleen Woodhouse-Ledermann -
Senior Project Manager
Inclusion of Refugees and Migrants through Sport, Morocco
German Development Cooperation (GIZ)
December 2018 - July 2022
Develop and co-facilitate training for coaches and social workers on sport for the inclusion of migrants at the 'Institut Royal de Formation des Cadres' in Salé. Provide training support to project stakeholders. Develop a manual on the inclusive management of sport infrastructure in collaboration with the Moroccan Ministry of Migration and the city of Salé.
Sport for Social Cohesion, Sri Lanka
October 2021 - April 2022
Develop curriculum on promoting sport for social cohesion for in-school and out-of-school settings. Provide technical support to the National Institute of Education of Sri Lanka on how to promote social cohesion through sport and physical activity in the school system.
Promoting the employability of young people through sport, Senegal, Ivory Coast and the Gambia
German Development Cooperation (GIZ)
July 2021 - April 2022
Develop "Standing Out" curriculum on sport for employability and facilitate multiple in-person trainings in Ivory Coast and the Gambia. Provide ongoing support on embedding sport for employability in local organisations and systems in Ivory Coast and the Gambia. Conduct stakeholder meetings in Senegal in preparation of the third phase of GIZ's Sport for Development in Africa project.