President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote officiated at the Research Symposium on Sport and Sustainable Development in the Pacific held at USP today.

President Konrote urged participants to learn more about the latest developments in research on the contribution of sport to sustainable development across sport, physical activity and physical education.

The Research Symposium will feature keynote addresses from international experts, round-table sessions on contemporary challenges in Sport for Development and Peace, and concurrent sessions across the core themes of:

The Contribution of Sport to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
• Sport and Public Policy
• Measuring the Impact of Sport on Society
• Leaving no one behind in Sport, Physical Activity and Physical Education

The two day symposium is one of the official events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The University of the South Pacific and aims to ‘celebrate’ the contribution of sport to sustainable development and ‘shape the future’ of the research agenda underpinning sport, sustainable development and public policy globally and specifically in Pacific Island Countries and Territories.

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