An article that resulted from several interviews, online research, and own observations between December 2019 and January 2020. During that time I was assigned an evaluation project as interim country director for a private educational institution in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) seems to be caught in a web of conflicting interests and diverging objectives. It must handle the tension between commercialization and upholding its Olympic Ideals. It needs to balance ever increasing governmental influence and is eager to lobby for its credibility becoming an international recognized organization; independent and autonomous. This article tries to critically analyse the movement and the IOC’s role in this international game.
Interview with the webpage – sportanddev.org – questions discussing various elements of sport for development. Particularly, the inherent strengths sports possesses for moral development, which was the theme of my Masters thesis in Sustainable Peace through Sport.
Are sport metaphors, athletic heroism, and celebrity role models, the right ingredients to teach ethical business behaviour? How do we motivate people to make the right decision in a high pressure and highly opportunistic society?
Suggesting to define diversity as a function of an individual’s level of personally acquired social and acculturated human capital. Directly stemming from one’s cultural background, social values, and (intercultural) experiences.
Welcome to a journey through the socially and culturally imposed nature of oppression, marginalization, and segregation as well as the fight against it which takes place in various social movements.