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The Doha GOALS Roadmap

• Published on 14 Dec. 2012 • Category :Sport • Tags : sport 2012

On behalf of Sheikh Faisal bin Mubarak Al-Thani, Executive Director of Doha GOALS and his team, Executive Producer of the event, Richard Attias said the initial aim had been to create a community - an objective achieved through the registration of 2,800 delegates from 62 countries, as well as 256 media hailing from 25 nations plus 400 Qatari and 400 international students.

"This community has been a fabulous laboratory of ideas," he said.  "Sheikh Faisal and I had hoped intially for five to six initiatives to implement, but it has been really impressive with 200-plus potential ideas - plus more from the students - and too many to share with you now."

They revealed that as a mechanism for implementation, a Memorandum of Understanding was in the final stages and would be signeed with the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace within the next few weeks.

It had been agreed that a virtual dialogue would be intiated between the Doha GOALS team and all attendees, as well as those who had followed the event from afar, after which three months would be spent analysing ideas to come up with a selection for immediate action.

"We will then work on these for three months and the following five months delivering  results prior to Doha GOALS 2013, through grassroots partnerships and financing," said Attias.

Emphasising the role of delegates and students in contributing to the success of this road map, Sheikh Faisal promised every support from the team at Doha GOALS: "Without your help and partnership, we cannot get these goals implemented," he said, adding his heartfelt thanks to everyone who had participated in the event.