- ‘CLEAN SPORT’ National anti-doping education for under 18 junior athletes (starting in May 2013)
This project aims to educate young athletes on key anti-doping issues, to help them understand their responsibilities and to support them to make informed decisions. Coordinated by the Botswana Integrated School Sports Association (BISA), in cooperation with key national and regional stakeholders, the proposed project will engage up to 4000 beneficiaries through a series of awareness raising campaigns held at major sporting events across the country. The core focus of the campaign will be the delivery of thematic anti-doping presentations, delivered by National Course Directors (NCDs), and the dissemination of adapted materials of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to better inform participants on the key issues surrounding anti-doping in sport and how to overcome these.
- Athletes and sport organizations’ anti-doping education (March 2010 to June 2010)
UNESCO funding was provided for the organization of a seminar and the production of promotional material targeted at athletes, athlete support personnel, sports officials and sponsors. All relevant stakeholders were informed of their rights and obligations under the World Anti-Doping Code and sensitized to the risks of using prohibited substances and methods.
- Prevention of doping in sport in the school environment (November 2010 to May 2011)
The project involved the organization of an educational seminar and a communication campaign targeted at physical education and sport teachers, school medical personnel and school managers. The participants were informed of the dangers of doping, in particular its impact on sporting values and ethics.
- Development of anti-doping legislation (July 2011 to February 2012)
UNESCO funding was provided for the engagement of two legal consultants to produce specific anti-doping legislation. A seminar was also organized with Members of Parliament, government officials, the Cameroon National Olympic Committee and other representatives of the national sports organizations to establish a strong support base for the legislation to facilitate its enactment.
- Sensitize and educate young athletes on the fight against doping during the finals of the National School Sports games
On the occasion of the finals of national school sports games, which will bring together up to 2,500 young people aged from 6 to 18 years, the Cameroon Organization for the Fight against Doping in Sport (OCALUDS) plans to implement a project around anti-doping awareness and education. Accordingly, booths will be set-up for the duration of the 5-day event, and young athletes will be invited to participate in a series of educational activities, including a game and a quiz on doping issues, as well as receiving anti-doping promotional materials. Computers will also be available to young athletes to participate in the Play True Challenge, while the coaches and medical staff will be given a selection of WADA leaflets. Finally, national experts will facilitate a question and answer session with the young participants.
- Education and training campaign for clean and healthy sport (March 2010 to March 2011)
This project involved the organization of education seminars to sensitize young people, athletes and athlete support personnel to the risks of doping and to promote physical and mental health through clean sport. Competitions encouraging young people to produce artwork and theatre to transmit the anti-doping message were also organized. A television and radio campaign was implemented and a range of information brochures and promotional materials were disseminated.
- Anti-doping education and sensitization for youth at schools and in sport clubs (February 2011 to February 2012)
UNESCO funding was provided for the organization of two-day training sessions which targeted athlete support personnel and sports officials in each of the three islands of the country. Utilizing a train-the-trainer model, the participants of the training sessions are required to organize educational activities within their respective sport clubs. A second component of the project, undertaken in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, involved the organization of educational sessions within schools to enhance the knowledge of young people. Communication initiatives, notably the production of radio shows, was the third component of this project.
- Eliminating doping with the trainers of the Lagunes (starting in May 2013)
- US$ 12,648
Building on the first project, anti-doping seminars targeting young students across the country, the second project, led by the National Committee for the Elimination of Doping in Sport of the Côte d’Ivoire (CNLAD), comprises an anti-doping seminar targeting the trainers of sport federations in the Lagunes. Engaging sixty trainers and technical staff from the identified federations, project participants will have the opportunity to interact and exchange ideas during panel discussions facilitated by medical experts. Notably, activities will include a quiz on anti-doping, the screening of two films on the elimination of doping in sport, and guidance on the use of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s pedagogical materials. Educational packs will also be distributed to all participants. A comprehensive communication campaign will be launched in the national media, in parallel, to raise the population’s awareness on the potential risks of doping.
- Stop doping in the school and university settings (April to June 2012)
The project consists in the development of an anti-doping campaign mainly targeted at young people in the context of the 50th anniversary of the Ivorian Office of Sports in Schools and Universities (OISSU). It will notably involve the organization of a series of anti-doping conferences for young athletes in schools and universities throughout the country. The aim is to decentralize doping prevention to the large towns of the North (Odienné), East (Abengourou), Center (Bouaké) and South (Abidjan). It is expected that approximately 18,000 athletes will be sensitized in this context.
- No doping, No danger, Clean win
Having already implemented two successive projects under the auspices of the Fund, aimed at young students and coaches, the National Committee to Combat Anti-Doping in the Côte d’Ivoire will lead the implementation of a third project designed to train and sensitize athletes around Abidjan as to key anti-doping issues. Three groups of 60 athletes from a dozen sports federations will attend one-day workshops, during which national experts will facilitate conference-debates, project awareness-raising videos and encourage participants to try WADA’s Play True quiz. Discussions will focus on the dangers of doping, prohibited substances and methods, TUEs and Whereabouts. Accompanying this component, a media campaign will broadcast anti-doping messages on a larger scale through the press, radio and television. Finally, in order to increase project visibility within the sports community, a range of anti-doping promotional materials will be distributed to participants alongside the workshops.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Play True Generation : Congo youth say NO to doping and support the fight for doping-free sport (September 2012 to April 2013)
The project consists of a series of anti-doping seminars aimed at young athletes (between 14 and 18 years old) involved in school and university sport competitions. Twenty sessions of five different workshops will be organized in 20 different schools throughout the country. Among the themes which will be covered are: the prevention of doping behaviors, health issues, respect, violence, fair play, etc. The sessions will be interactive and it is expected that 2,000 young athletes will be reached. TV public service announcements will also be produced and broadcasted in the context of the project.
- Development of a five-year strategic action plan for the establishment of an anti-doping organization (March 2012 to March 2013)
Funding has been approved for the preparation of a five-year strategic plan in view of the establishment of a National Anti-Doping Organization in Ethiopia.
- Education, training and enhancing awareness for the elimination of doping in sport (January 2011 to March 2011)
This project involved the implementation of an awareness-raising campaign targeted at athletes and athlete support personnel engaged in athletics, cycling and football. Two three-day workshops were organized in Asmara and Massawa by the Eritrean National Anti-Doping Organization. The main topics covered during the workshops were: the health and legal consequences of doping; prohibited substances and methods; and the doping control process. Anti-doping materials and programmes developed by the World Anti-Doping Agency and UNESCO were adapted and customized as part of this project.
- Increasing awareness to kick doping out of Eritrea
- USD 17,600
Drawing on the success of Eritrea’s first project under the Fund, “Educate, training and enhancing awareness for the elimination of doping in sport” implemented in 2011, this proposal aims to capitalize on national interest through the roll-out of a targeted anti-doping campaign to engage the broader public. The proposal contains three core, interlinked activities engaging more than 650 participants in total. A series of workshops for physical education teachers (120) will be held with the objective of developing educational anti-doping materials for high school students. Another two-day seminar will gather journalists (30) to debate the impact of the media on anti-doping and to develop an anti-doping video clip for broadcast on national television (Eri-TV). The development of communication materials and fact sheets is also foreseen for an outreach activity targeting youth (500). The entire project will be implemented by the Eritrean National Anti-Doping Organization (ENADO).
- Anti-doping awareness-raising campaign (December 2011 to April 2012)
- US$ 20,000
The project involved the organization of anti-doping workshops/fora in the eight administrative regions of the country, targeted at 160 athletes, athlete support personnel, physical education teachers and students. It is expected that the fora will lead to the creation of regional anti-doping committees that will serve as local focal points for follow-up actions. A media campaign was also organized to sensitize the general public on anti-doping issues. Anti-doping educational materials were produced in the context of the project.
- Anti-doping education in schools (August 2009 to September 2010)
The project consisted of a series of anti-doping seminars in schools and within sporting settings, aimed at educating young people and young athletes about doping in sport. The objectives were to prevent self-medication and to change behaviors with respect to the use of traditional plants and medicines and to promote the lasting application of sporting values and ethics.
- National survey of young athletes’ knowledge of doping (December 2010 to June 2011)
UNESCO funding has been provided for a national survey to measure the knowledge of young athletes in Mali in order to plan future education and prevention initiatives. A total of 9,000 young people, from the eight administrative districts of Mali and the region of Bamako, were surveyed.
- National Workshop on Anti-Doping in Sport (starting in May 2013)
- US$ 11 280
Pursuant to an identified knowledge gap, the project aims at raising awareness and developing capacity among sports management fraternity in Malawi with particular reference to the UNESCO Convention against Doping in Sport (2005) and other relevant international instruments. Engaging around 30 executive members of national sports organizations and bodies, the key activity is a two-day workshop. Focus will on the dangers of doping and the identification of gaps in national legislation and administrative structures with a view to empowering participants to actively contribute to strengthening anti-doping legislation through the development of recommendations to the government. Participants will be encouraged to share knowledge and collectively develop a plan of action to address identified challenges. To enhance visibility, a national TV crew will attend the opening of the workshop.
- Orientation of the Malawi Anti-Doping Organization (2014)
Following Malawi’s first project under the Fund, an awareness-raising workshop held in 2013, a national Executive Committee was established to oversee and coordinate the work of the Malawi Anti-doping Organization (MADO). The present project aims at consolidating momentum through the organization of a 3-day orientation workshop engaging members of the MADO alongside other key national figures in the field of sport (27). Facilitated by experts (6), including a representative of Africa Zone VI RADO, workshop discussions will focus on prevention, roles and responsibilities of sports administrators in doping and good practice in the management of NADOs. The agenda will culminate with the development and adoption of a concrete MADO workplan for anti-doping policy and programme. Participants will be asked to evaluate their experience, in terms of the training objectives, content and facilitation, via a questionnaire.
- Educational programmes about doping in sport for school students (March 2011 to July 2011)
This project involved the organization of five educational seminars which targeted school students across Mauritius. The main topics that were covered during the two-hour seminars were: an explanation of doping; the harm associated with the use of performance enhancing substances and methods; advice on nutritional supplements; and the promotion of sporting values and ethics, including fair play, honesty and respect.
- “Say NO! to Doping” Education for Athletes and Support Personnel (2014)
Having already implemented one project under the Fund (2011) which engaged 1000 students in anti-doping education, the Mauritian Anti-Doping Unit now plans to target athletes and support personnel (1250) through a series of seminars and outreach to boost national capacity and awareness around the dangers of doping. The seminars (5), engaging athletes from 14 different sport disciplines, will be led by a team of 9 experts on a variety of thematic (ranging from prohibited substances to ethical decision-making and therapeutic use exemptions). To consolidate branding and impact, the project coordinators will produce and disseminate WADA materials to all participants. Led by the Indian Ocean RADO, this educational slant will be carried on into the outreach phase, to be implemented primarily during the Indian Islands Ocean Games 2015. The WADA outreach model will be used to engage the target audience through quizzes and with promotional materials. Branded banners will also be placed at all training and competition sites. Both aspects of the project will be evaluated through a survey of participants. In addition, in and out of competition doping control will be carried out prior to and during the competitions. The outcomes will then be included in the anti-doping plan of each concerned country.
- National anti-doping education programme (August 2009 to September 2010)
This project consisted of the implementation of an educational programme targeted at young athletes and athlete support personnel within school and sport settings. The participants were informed of their rights and responsibilities in regard to anti-doping and sporting values and ethics were promoted.
- Training programme for the prevention of doping in sport (November 2011 to April 2012)
The project involved the organization of anti-doping workshops targeted at athletes, athlete support personnel, sport administrators and sport journalists. The programme of each workshop was adjusted to the needs of the audience. Anti-doping education materials were produced and distributed to 3,000 young people through a dissemination campaign involving 12 public and private schools.
- Anti-doping workshop for national coaches and technical directors (July 2011 to September 2011)
Funding was provided to establish a capacity-building workshop which targeted at 100 athlete support personnel. Emphasis was given to representatives from athletics and weightlifting, where there have been a disproportionate number of anti-doping rule violations. The project involved the use of the Coaches Toolkit developed by the World Anti-Doping Agency and other existing resources.
- Strategy on the fight against doping in sport (August to November 2011)
Funding was provided for the training of medical and paramedical personnel, former elite athletes, and managers of sports federations to become anti-doping focal points. These focal points were tasked with organizing awareness-raising activities in their respective organizations and the wider community. Anti-doping information sessions were also organized for international and national level athletes, coaches, referees, sport administrators and sports journalists on the fight against doping.
- Seychelles national anti-doping education and information programme (November 2009 to May 2011)
UNESCO funding was provided for the organization of educational seminars, as well as several competitions, targeted at young people within school settings. The overall objective of the project was to increase young people’s awareness of doping in sport.
- Anti-doping in sport projects (Exact dates to be confirmed)
The project involves the organization of several workshops targeted at athletes and athlete support personnel to build understanding of the technical aspects of anti-doping and to build capacity. A joint session will be organized between officials from the Ministry of Sport and representatives of the sport movement to develop a national anti-doping programme for Somalia.
- Anti-doping cascade training in Sudan (starting in May 2013)
Anti-doping education is a core focus of the Sudanese Anti-Doping Agency (SADA). Driving this priority, the proposed project comprises a Training of Trainee (ToT) programme to be implemented in cooperation with the Sudanese National Olympic Committee (SNOC). Targeting thirty athletes and coaches, the programme aims at developing participants’ understanding of how to plan, deliver and evaluate effective anti-doping programmes. Subsequently, they will be equipped to replicate anti-doping trainings across the country. This activity will be supported by the customization of information and education materials , which will be disseminated to sports federations and via the SADA/SNOC websites.
- Awareness-raising programme for doping prevention in sport and schools settings (June to November 2011)
This project consisted of an awareness-raising campaign implemented during the Togo School Sport Championships. The campaign comprised of several activities: (1) activities to sensitize young athletes to sporting values and ethics and to educate them about the harm posed by doping; (2) interactive training sessions for physical education teachers; and (3) dissemination of education materials and anti-doping slogans and promotional materials.
- Capacity-development for leaders of national anti-doping sports federations and the simplification of national anti-doping rules
To address the lack of knowledge around major doping issues in the country, the Togolese Ministry of Sport and Recreation plans to organize a two-day anti-doping workshop targeting 75 leaders from 25 strategically identified sports federations. The anti-doping message will be promoted through a series of educational sessions, focusing on the roles and responsibilities of sports leaders in the fight against doping, as well as national anti-doping rules. As a means of increasing the impact of the training, WADA educational materials will be distributed to participants. In order to disseminate the anti-doping message to a wider audience, each participant will also receive a range of promotional items to be distributed to clubs affiliated with the engaged federations.
- Anti-doping campaign in primary and secondary schools (July 2010 to June 2011)
The project consisted of the development of an education campaign in primary and secondary schools in Uganda. The objective was to sensitize students, teachers and school administrators to the health and ethical consequences of doping, through various means (music, dance, drama, essay writing, etc).
- Africa Zone VI Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO): education and capacity building project
- Botswana (Regional Project * / starting in May 2013)
The governments of the Africa Zone VI Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO) have identified capacity building and education as priority issues in the field of anti-doping. Accordingly, the proposed project aims at engaging eleven countries in prevention and outreach activities designed to strengthen capacity and sensitize target beneficiaries as to anti-doping challenges and educational approaches. The project comprises two core threads. A RADO-led training, targeting two Doping Control Officers (DCOs) per country, will be undertaken to refresh technical knowledge and establish the foundation for a regional DCO certification system. Supporting this, a multi-phase outreach programme, engaging more than 700 young athletes, will be implemented. The outreach component comprises various initiatives from an anti-doping education booth at two major sporting events; to the identification and training of a group of education officers to replicate specific anti-doping activities across the continent in the future.
* Additional States parties involved: Angola, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
- Anti-doping education programme for national coaches and junior athletes of Africa RADO Zone IV (April 2011 to November 2012)
The project involves the production of pedagogical materials for the development of a capacity-building programme targeted at national coaches and junior athletes in the region of Africa RADO Zone IV. All the RADO members (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo and Sao Tome and Principe) are expected to take part in the project. The participating governments will organize anti-doping sessions for the targeted audiences for the dissemination of the resources produced in the context of the project.
- 2011 Indian Ocean Island Games athlete outreach programme (January 2011 to September 2011)
UNESCO funding was provided for an athlete outreach programme during the 8th Indian Ocean Island Games, which was held in the Seychelles from 5 to 14 August 2011. A range of education resources in Creole, English and French and the Play True quiz were provided to athletes and athlete support personnel attending the Games. A meeting of Ministers of Sport from the participating countries (Comoros, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion and Seychelles) was also organized to increase political engagement in fight against doping in sport.
- Regional project - Burundi
- Capacity development to strengthen the Africa Zone V Regional Anti-Doping Program
With the aim of harmonizing anti-doping programmes and building synergies amongst the different stakeholders in the region, 9 member countries of the Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO) in Africa Zone V will be engaged in a capacity-building project, culminating in the organization of a regional seminar (2 days) to be held in Cairo, Egypt. A review of programmes, activities and structures in place in the region will inform the development of the seminar agenda. To ensure a balanced representation and strengthen cross-sectorial communication, each delegation will comprise one government representative, one representative of the National Olympic Committee, and one member of the RADO Board. Interactive training sessions, led by experts from the World Anti-Doping Agency, will be implemented to support participants in the development of harmonized and consistent anti-doping programmes. Attention shall also be given to the exchange of good practice and the strengthening of partnerships between government representatives and the Sport Movement to improve the impact and reach of anti-doping programmes. In parallel to the seminar, the dissemination of educational materials and anti-doping information is planned to bridge a huge shortfall in resources in the region.
Additional States Parties involved: Kenya, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda
- Regional Project - Kenya
- Training of trainers (TOTs) on Anti-doping within the East African Community (EAC) (2014)
With the aim of building national and regional anti-doping capacities, the project plans to engage and equip key actors (35) within the Eastern African Community to respond strategically to doping through preventative education and outreach. Coordinated by the Kenyan National Commission, with substantive support from the Africa Zone V RADO, the core activity is a 3-day ‘train-the-trainer’ workshop. Target beneficiaries (from national ministries, national commissions and nominated by RADO board members) will be selected based on their responses to a baseline survey which will be disseminated to all participating States Parties. Having analyzed the data collected, the workshop agenda will be adapted to respond to identified knowledge gaps. Drawing on WADA training materials and methodology, beneficiaries will be engaged through participatory discussions and audio-visual presentations on a broad range of anti-doping issues. Each participant will be designated as an Anti-Doping Ambassador following the workshop and expected to duplicate the training nationally, as a means of ensuring project legacy. To gage impact and participant knowledge-change, project leaders will develop a dedicated evaluation tool.
- Regional project - Niger
- A training session for members of NOC medical commissions and doctors of national teams in the member countries of Africa Zones II and III RADO
With the aim of strengthening capacity in the ten member countries of the Africa Zones II and III Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO), this project will gather members of NOC medical commissions (10) and doctors of national teams (10) for a regional seminar focusing on a range of procedures including doping control, the rights and responsibilities of athletes and the preparation of medical records. Organized in Abidjan and facilitated by local experts, this 3-day event will place emphasis on the exchange of experience and technical cooperation between member countries. Each participant will also be given a variety of promotional materials branded with an anti-doping message. In parallel to this component, a media campaign will be undertaken to broadcast dangers of doping, on a larger scale, through the press, radio and television.
Additional States Parties involved : Benin, Burkina-Faso, Cape-Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Senegal and Togo
- Regional project - Seychelles
- Capacity for National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs), coaches and sport physicians in the Indian Ocean region
Drawing on the success of the first Indian Ocean Regional Anti-Doping Organization-led (RADO) project under the Fund, implemented in 2011, this project proposal aims at strengthening the capacity of NADOs across the region to support the fight against doping in sport. Recognizing the strategic importance of ensuring project legacy, activities will be centered on a ‘train the trainer’ methodology. A regional workshop will be organized, engaging two representatives from each RADO member country (10 persons in total) who will be charged with replicating the training at the national level. The workshop content and priorities will be informed by a questionnaire sent out prior to the event to determine the current level of action and implementation on anti-doping in each of the concerned countries. A part of the regional level activity will also be the customization of select anti-doping materials. Subsequently, a series of national workshops (5) will be held, engaging athlete support personnel (75 in total) around the same topics as the regional workshop to both improve their anti-doping general knowledge and to highlight their obligations with reference to the revised Anti-Doping Code. The project will be managed by the RADO administrative office located in Seychelles, with support from each of the countries involved, and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Additional State Parties involved: Comoros, Djibouti, Madagascar, and Mauritius.