• What does it take to build sustainable grassroot sports organizations?
• How to gather resources and attract support for social enterprises?
• Can local governments, politicians, professional clubs, or other influencers help?
• How to build community support?
• Are setbacks building blocks towards success?
• Is it possible to make a living, while pursuing a passion for sports and social action?
To seek answers to these questions, we invite you to an imaginary journey that will take us to the U.S., Brazil, Uganda, Bangladesh, and Nigeria.
Marvin Asimwe │Director, Kids for Africa Sports Academy│Uganda
Carolina Pohl│ Businesswoman and Expert in Women’s Football, Owner Partner of Sow Sport│Brazil
Rita Williams │Former WNBA Player, Elevate Sports Academy│USA
Abigail Smith │University of Nottingham Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Management MSc│U.K
This webinar is part of World Learning’s International Sports Programming Initiative for Middle East, North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa Program (ISPI) —Virtual Together program, a series of virtual events, launched in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. ISPI is a program of U.S. Department of State's Sports Diplomacy division. The series aims to engage the sports community globally, to creatively problem solve, share digital tools and work together, follow health guidance, and continue to promote active, healthy lifestyles both physically and mentally throughout this crisis. Additional modules related to these objectives are being developed and will be announced.
The webinar is produced by Digital Communication Network, a diverse professional coalition in the digital space.