Asia and Pacific
- National Workshop and Educational programs on anti-doping in sports
- USD 19,250
Following Bhutan’s ratification of the International Convention against Doping in Sport, in January 2012, the project aims at increasing national awareness regarding anti-doping challenges. The proposal presents the country’s first ever two-pronged anti-doping initiative centering on education and communication. Facilitated by regional experts, a two day workshop, targeting 45 executives from relevant ministries, federations and governmental bodies, aims at enhancing cooperation between state actors. The second phase of the project is a multi-strand visibility and awareness campaign which includes the development of an animated cartoon detailing the effects of doping, the design and production (2000 copies) of an anti-doping calendar to be distributed to all schools, public offices and sport agencies, as well as the dissemination of anti-doping rules and regulations. National television and social media channels will be the main points of entry in terms of the communications strategy.
- Building awareness on anti-doping measures amongst Indian sportspersons
In response to a number of positive doping cases at the 57th National School Games, in 2011, the proposed project, led by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for India, aims at increasing awareness of the negative consequences of doping amongst young athletes and coaches. Two interlinked activities are planned to support this goal. A series of workshops, targeting more than 1000 beneficiaries across a range of sports disciplines, will be conducted at major training centres across India. Involving practical demonstrations to promote engagement, the workshops will be delivered by key experts from the region on a number of topics, including sample collection procedures, TUE and prohibited substances and methods. Supporting this activity, substantively, the project will also involve the translation of key materials into several local languages which will be distributed during the workshops to increase reach and impact.
Islamic Republic of Iran
- Prevalence of dietary supplements use among elite athletes (November 2010 to November 2011)
UNESCO funding was provided for a representative survey of 350 male and female national and international level athletes to assess their use of dietary and nutritional supplements. The survey aimed to measure the use of dietary and nutritional supplements and to identify the motives behind the use of dietary supplements by athletes, and their sources of knowledge about these substances. The results of the survey were to be used to develop specific measures to educate elite athletes about the risks posed by dietary and nutritional supplements.
- Anti-doping awareness-raising campaign (February 2011 to December 2011)
This project involved training twenty physical education teachers, former athletes and athlete support personnel to be anti-doping focal points and to give them the necessary skills so that they can organize educational workshops at the local level. An outreach model was developed for implementation in sport events and training camps. A national youth essay and poster contest on anti-doping was organized in schools. Education and information materials were also produced in the local Dhivehi language.
- Marshallese language anti-doping campaign (February 2011 to December 2011)
This project consisted in the development of an awareness-raising campaign targeted at athletes and athlete support personnel, with an emphasis on junior athletes and athletes involved in school sport programmes. The campaign was comprised of three phases: (1) translation and production of anti-doping education materials, including a video, in the Marshallese language; (2) development of an anti-doping curriculum and its delivery by the Oceania Sport Education Program (OSEP); and (3) an education campaign implemented in the five public and seven private high schools of the country mobilizing national athletes as ambassadors.
- Anti-Doping Activity in Mongolia
In response to a growing number of national athletes testing positive for illicit substances, the Mongolian Government has submitted an anti-doping education and awareness-raising project proposal to the Fund. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, who will be responsible for implementing the project in partnership with the national anti-doping organization (NADO), have identified that a key factor in recent doping cases is the lack of anti-doping materials in athletes’ native language. Accordingly, the project proposal has been structured around five targeted activities which will engage up to 780 direct beneficiaries. To facilitate athlete access to information on anti-doping projects, activities and rules, a web portal will launched. Core materials such as the WADA Code and video on the doping control process will be translated into Mongolian and uploaded onto this project website. In parallel, an athlete outreach programme will be organized during the country’s national Judo Championships, where athletes and coaches will have the opportunity to take part in various activities including an anti-doping quiz. A range of promotional materials will also be distributed at the event. Supporting these activities, a series of workshops and training sessions targeting the media (50), decision makers (30), athletes and coaches are planned (200). The content of these workshops will be developed to raise-awareness on key anti-doping issues specific to each target group. Notably, the media will be engaged to spread the message, responsibly, to the general population.
- Enhancing awareness and garnering support for elimination of doping in sports in Nepal (November 2010 to March 2011)
This project consisted of an awareness-raising programme with several distinct components: (1) the production of education and information materials in Nepali; (2) the organization of a national conference on anti-doping with government representatives and the sport movement with a view to the establishment of a National Anti-Doping Organization; (3) training sessions for sport and physical education teachers; and (4) media activities, including two talk shows on doping in sport.
- Education towards elimination of doping in sport (February 2011 to February 2012)
UNESCO funding was provided for a comprehensive awareness-raising campaign which targeted political and civil society leaders, athletes and athlete support personnel, elementary and high school students and teachers. A series of workshops, tailored to the respective participants, were implemented as was a national youth essay and poster contest on anti-doping. Media were mobilized through a television campaign and radio shows.
- Awareness and commitment campaign on anti-doping in Philippine sports
Coordinated by the Philippines Sports Commission, and engaging both national and regional experts, this proposed project comprises four core activities, each designed to raise awareness on the dangers of doping and the importance of uniting various actors around a common anti-doping agenda. In this regard, a two-day national summit and two one-day sub-national conferences will be held, targeting responsible government officials, national sports associations and agencies, athletes, support personnel, coaches, and doctors (300). Both agendas will be focused on the provision of basic anti-doping information, including the mapping of structures and standards. Each of the planned meetings will conclude with the signature of a pledge agreement by participating stakeholders. As a means of sensitizing youth, and young athletes in particular, an anti-doping outreach booth will be set-up during several sports events and training camps, and a youth essay and poster competition will be organized to challenge young sportspersons and school pupils to get creative about the social, moral and health issues surrounding doping and the importance of the fight against the use of prohibited substances. Finally, a portion of the amount requested from the Fund will be dedicated to customizing and disseminating anti-doping information and educational materials to identified stakeholders.
- Awareness Programme on Anti-Doping for Sportsmen and Women
- USD 13,515.29
The project comprises an awareness raising campaign designed to sensitize sports associations, athletes, and school students on anti-doping issues. Coordinated by the Sri Lanka Anti-Doping Agency (SLADA), activities will engage two distinct target groups. A series of educational sessions, connecting more than 1800 pre-selected athletes and support staff, will be held across all provinces. Focus will be on national legislation, therapeutic use exemption and prohibited substances. Reinforcing this action, two workshops, engaging 200 youth, have been planned to tackle the increasing use of supplements by students aged between 15 and 20 years. All sessions and according pedagogical materials will be prepared by experts in the respective fields.
- Anti-doping education and awareness in Vietnam
Following the establishment of the Vietnam Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) in 2011, the organization has identified anti-doping education as a key priority. To support this objective, VADA has applied for funding to implement the country’s first project under the Fund. Targeting coaches, sports managers, medical staff, and university lecturers (70 in total), the project activities comprise two educational workshops which will be delivered by international experts. The content of the workshops will be informed by an assessment of participant knowledge-level before the sessions are held and an evaluation of the knowledge-change after. The duration of each workshop will be 3 days during which time participants will have the opportunity to discuss a broad range of subjects including current trends and strategies to fight doping in sport. Additionally, participants will benefit from hands-on sessions delivered by educational experts. A series of pedagogical materials will also be distributed to workshop participants, along with promotional materials and t-shirts. Participants will be encouraged to disseminate the promotional materials in their own communities to raise awareness around anti-doping after the project.
- 2013 South East Asian Games “Athlete Outreach programme” (October 2012 to December 2013)
The project consists of the development of an athlete outreach programme in the context of the 27th edition of the South East Asian games which will be held in Myanmar from 13 to 22 December 2013. Eleven countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam) and 32 sport disciplines will be represented at the event. It is expected that a total of 5,000 athletes and athlete support personnel will be reached in this context. The programme will be based on WADA’s Athlete Outreach Model. Doping control officers from the participating countries will animate an anti-doping kiosk in the Games Village. Anti-doping brochures and promotional materials will be produced and disseminated. Finally a media information session will be organized, as well as a presentation on anti-doping for the Sports Minister and high officials who will attend the event.
- Capacity development to help establish and strengthen national anti-doping organizations in the Oceania region (January 2012 to December 2012)
The project consists of the development of a capacity-building programme aimed at establishing/strengthening national anti-doping organizations in the Oceania region. It involves the organization of a 2-3 day regional workshop involving government and National Anti-Doping Organizations/National Olympic Committees representatives from the seven member countries of the Oceania Regional Anti-Doping Organization (ORADO). Non-ORADO member countries will also be invited to send representatives. National workshops, targeted at athletes and athlete support personnel from national sports federations, as well as NADO and NOC members, will then be organized in each of the RADO member countries. Meetings with relevant government authorities will be held in this context. The workshops will be followed by the development of national working plans, including national anti-doping outreach and education programmes. The implementation of the project will be coordinated by the RADO.
- Regional project: Maldives
- Regional seminar on anti-doping in sport for capacity development of National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) in member countries of the South Asian Regional Anti-Doping Organization (SARADO)
The project, coordinated by the SARADO, aims at strengthening NADO-capacity across the region, notably in the implementation of consistent, quality anti-doping programmes. A key feature of the proposed project is the organization of a regional workshop designed to equip two experts from each of SARADO member country with the know-how to replicate the anti-doping training, nationally. Representatives from three non-SARADO countries will be also be invited. The workshop content will be informed by questionnaires sent out prior to the event. However, focus shall be placed on core anti-doping elements such as TUEs, the Prohibited list and testing. To ensure the practical application and transfer of the information received, the workshop will also assist participants in developing and understanding the management of an anti-doping programme as well as the application of anti-doping rules. Receiving a range of customized anti-doping materials, translated into local languages, the participants of the regional workshop will then be charged with the delivery of national workshops (5 in total) engaging national federations, national olympic committees, athletes and support personnel (100 per country). With the aim of forging stronger partnerships between governments and the Sport Movement, the SARADO will also convene a meeting with the relevant authorities in each of the member countries to support the development or establishment of a NADO.
Additional States Parties involved: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka.