• CAC Represents at FICCI

    Brian speaks at FICCI GOALS

    Brian speaks at FICCI GOALS

    February 16, 2014.  Chief Executive Strategist Brian Suskiewicz joined partners Dr. Abhijeet Barse from Slum Soccer and Stephen Sonderman from One World Futbol on a panel entitled Leveraging CSR Policy for Football Development.  The panel took place this past Friday at the 2-Day Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) GOAL Indian Football Summit.  The well-received panelists discussed with government and football leaders the importance of using CSR policies in order enhance specific football programs or projects.

    IMG_9084Prior to Friday’s panel, Coaches Across Continents was a finalist for the FICCI India Sports Award in the category of Best Sports NGO for 2013 held on February 13th.

    Abhijeet (Slum Soccer) also spoke on the panel

    Abhijeet (Slum Soccer) also spoke on the panel

    Brian, Abhijeet, and Stephen will conclude their time together in India with site visits to Nagpur and Chennai where an official launch for the One World Futbol donation from Chevrolet will take place.  The event in Nagpur will revolve around the 11th Annual Slum Soccer National Championship, while the event in Chennai will have local partners and recipients participating in the event.

    Abhijeet (Slum Soccer), Brian (CAC), and Rachel & Stephen (One World Futbol) at the FICCI Awards Dinner

    Abhijeet (Slum Soccer), Brian (CAC), and Rachel & Stephen (One World Futbol) at the FICCI Awards Dinner

  • Suskiewicz Speaks in India

    IMG_9067February 11, 2014.  Chief Executive Strategist Brian Suskiewicz spoke yesterday at the Next Step 2014 Conference, hosted by Magic Bus in New Delhi, India.  The plenary was titled Sport for Development – Focusing on Youth Development.  Brian brought a practical aspect to the conference, focusing on developing self-directed learners through the implementation of CAC’s award-winning-Hat Trick Initiative.  Joining him on the plenary were Matthew Spacie (Founder and Executive Chairman, Magic Bus), Stephen Flemming (Chief Executive, Kick4Life), Avinash Vashistha (Chairman and Managing Director, Accenture), Ranjan Choudhary (Principle Program Development, NSDC), and Ravi Pratap Singh (Regional Director – South Asia, Aide et Action International).  The moderator for this esteemed panel was Dr. Deepa Narayan, who has been named one of the most 100 influential global thinkers by the US based Foreign Policy magazine as well as one of one hundred disruptive heroes by Hacking Work in 2013.

    The Sport for Development and Peace International Working Group (SDP IWG) Secretariat, hosted by the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP), nominated Magic Bus to host the Next Step 2014 Conference. Next Step Conference is an international event that brings together a range of stakeholders who can promote the global Sport for Development agenda. Previous Next Step Conferences have been held in Holland, Zambia, Namibia, and Trinidad & Tobago and have led to a growth of the sector in the region they have been held in. This one, the fifth in the series, will be situated strategically in India to promote this concept in the Asia region.

    CAC meeting up with our partner, One World Futbol

    CAC meeting up with our partner, One World Futbol

    The Next Step 2014 Conference is planned as a forum for exchanges of ideas and concrete ways in which to make effective Sport for Development programmes. It will provide a platform that can bring together the perspectives of sports for development that stretch beyond the sports field. The 5-day conference will further advance global partnerships for development.

    The emphasis will be on creating a web of linkages to foster the Sport for Development space and enable practitioners, academicians, donor agencies and Corporate Houses to learn about and implement effective Sport for Development programmes.

    You can follow the conference online through a live stream provided by www.sportanddev.org.