Dr Ben Sanders

Dr Ben Sanders

Dr Ben Sanders is a specialist consultant and thought leader in sport for development and peace. He is currently working with the International Platform on Sport and Development.

Location Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Welcome to the course Brian!

  • Good to hear! Also wanted to let you know that the course is now available in Arabic: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/sport-for-sustainable-development-arabic/.
    Please spread the word!

  • Belated welcome Vimal - and hope you are enjoying the course!

  • Welcome to the course Shreya - hope you are enjoying it so far!

  • Welcome to the course Lisa!

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    Welcome to the course! Great to see some lively discussion :)

    Please complete the short survey (www.futurelearn.com/user/more-about-you) if you did not already - this helps us improve the course to suit your needs.

  • This website section on sport and refugees may be useful for you: https://www.sportanddev.org/thematic-areas/sport-and-refugees

  • Welcome to the course Benjamin!
    You may also want to check out our dedicated website section on sport and refugees, which has a lot of tools and resources: https://www.sportanddev.org/thematic-areas/sport-and-refugees

  • Welcome to the course Joseph!

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  • Great stuff Mary.
    At the International Platform on Sport and Development, we do a lot of work with the Sport for Refugees Coalition (SfRC) and UNHCR.
    More info here: https://www.sportanddev.org/thematic-areas/sport-and-refugees

  • Welcome to the course Mary!
    Hope you enjoy it - and soon we will offer the same course in Spanish so do watch this space!

  • Welcome to the course Smita!

  • Welcome to the course Alana - hope you are enjoying it so far!

  • Welcome to the course Aljoscha - hope you are enjoying it so far!

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  • Welcome to the course Nina - hope you are enjoying it so far!

  • Welcome to the course Lewis - hope you are enjoying it so far!

  • Welcome to the course Dominique!
    BTW - we have also launched the course in French if this is also of interest to you and/or people you know (https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/sport-for-sustainable-development-french)

  • THANK YOU very much for taking this course - and well done for completing it! Please do complete the post-course survey (link above) and share your feedback.

  • What do you think about using athletes as ambassadors in sport for development? What are the benefits and challenges for organisations? And for the athletes? Would love to hear any views and/or experiences!

  • Why is it important to move from an evangelical position on sport to a more targeted and evidence-based approach on where, how and why sport can best contribute? Please share your reflections on the speakers' points.

  • How did you find Week 3? Please share your feedback below.

  • Why is the principle of 'do no harm' so important?

  • Do you manage risk in your work or organisation/initiative? How? Why is this particularly important when working in the field of sport and development?

  • How should one consider ethics when attempting to collect data? Feel free to share any of your own experiences.

  • M&E is not your enemy! Do you agree? Share your thoughts.

  • What do you see as key in the planning cycle? What is often neglected?

  • Welcome to week 3!

    Please complete the short survey (www.futurelearn.com/user/more-about-you) if you did not already - this helps us improve the course to suit your needs.

  • How did you find Week 2? Please share any feedback below.

  • 'Nothing about us without us' - why is this so important?

  • What are the opportunities and challenges in using sport to promote gender equity? Please share.

  • Why is a human-rights based approach so important?

  • What is your experience of developing and working with strategy? Please share.

  • Remember - policy is relevant to all stakeholders in sport and development (and not just government officials). Can you think of policies which might affect or influence your project and/or organisation? Please share with the group.

  • Welcome to Week 2! If you have not already, please complete the (optional) survey as this helps us learn more about you and how we can customize the course to suit your needs: https://www.futurelearn.com/user/more-about-you

  • Well done for completing Week 1! Please let us know how you found the week, any highlights or challenges, and what you have learnt in the comments below.

  • Why is it so important to 'leave no-one behind'?