Under the High Patronage of
His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani,
the Emir of Qatar


Using Sport For Social Good

Doha GOALS, held under the High Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, was created to bring together corporations, policymakers, NGOs, federations and athletes to look at how sport can act as an agent of social change and economic progress.

Doha GOALS 2014 will focus on sport’s place in national and state policy and will highlight the contributions and viewpoints of heads of state, as well as corporate leaders, sports practitioners, experts and executives of sports associations; while alternate years are focused on practitioners, working groups and public-private partnerships. The third edition, November 3-5, will bring together more than 120 speakers and 1,500 participants, athletes, experts, CEOs, federations, opinion leaders and media. In addition, the Forum will again host 400 students from high school and university, selected by their academic institutions for their leadership potential and involvement in athletics, to participate fully in the discussions.

Rather than acting as a conference – where ideas are traded but rarely enacted – Doha GOALS is an initiative with the express intent of empowering stakeholders to create a roadmap for social improvement through sport, and launch cross-border initiatives. As direct outcomes from last years forum, four initiatives were chosen from the many ideas put forward by participants; feasibility studies have been carried out and they are moving into the implementation phase.