Webinar: Action 5 of the Kazan Action Plan

On the 2nd of December at 7PM, both our organisation and the Government of Catalonia hosted the online seminar ‘Action 5 of the Kazan Action Plan’, where we spoke about the role of sport and physical activity in global development. Palestinian Olympic swimmer Sabine Hazboun and Catalan mountain runner Silvia Puigarnau were both in attendance.

This online seminar is featured in the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda, in a series of online public discussions that A.E Ramassà air frequently to publicise the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and its association with the world of sport.

On this occasion, Ramassà teamed up with the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development and the Secretariat-General of Sport and Physical Activity to present the evidence of two people who, through high performance sport, taught physical education to vulnerable groups which demonstrated a huge act of solidarity.

Those in attendance:

  • Sabine Hazboun. Palestinian Olympic swimmer who participated in the London 2012 Olympics where she competed in the Women’s 50m Freestyle. She is a record holder in Palestine. She went to the Centre d’Alt Rendiment de Catalunya on an Olympic Solidarity Funding Programme and at the time of this webinar, she was working as part of the sports management team at the Club de Natació Atlètic Barceloneta.

  • Sílvia Puigarnau. Mountain runner and researcher at the INEFC Lleida. In summer 2020, she completed the Vall d’Aran Ultra-Trial, an endurance run around the entire Vall d’Aran, 162 kilometres long and 10,600 metres in elevation gain. This was to raise money to help halt the coronavirus pandemic.

Manuel Vila, Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, and Gerard Figueras, Secretary-General of Sports and Physical Activity, were also in attendance and explained how the Government were fronting the UNESCO Action 5 of the Kazan Action Plan. This multidisciplinary government project promotes sport as a strategic tool in individual and collective development, conflict resolution, cohabitation and peace culture. At the end, Jordi Grivé, head coach of A.E Ramassà, explained the club’s social work, and our mission as the official club ambassador of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Adrià Grau, from our usual partners Altair Viatges, ended the session.

The webinar is available to watch on our YouTube channel on the following link:

Live broadcast

See you there!

(Text base: cooperaciocatalana.gencat.cat)

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