The executive president of Beach Soccer Worldwide integrates the international jury panel
Beach Soccer Worldwide President, Joan Cuscó, has been named a member of the 2022 Sport for One Humanity International Jury, joining the group formed by Marisol Casado, Ramata Almamy, Victor Ochen and Meredith Whitley.
The initiative, supported by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), aims to select and support innovative sports-based projects that promote a culture of peace, mutual understanding and cooperation among diverse communities and cultures around the world.
Mr. Cuscó stated that “it is a true honor to be directly envolved with such an inspiring initiative together with this group of people who are references in the important mission of promoting peace, tolerance and understanding. It will be highly gratifying to know the wonderful projects that promote sport as a powerful tool to foster peaceful and inclusive societies”.
The jury panel is composed by:
– Ms. Ramata Almamy, a sociologist with over 25 years’ experience in public and private sectors, as well as an extensive global network. She is the Director of the Human and Social Sciences Sector at the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO).
– Ms. Marisol Casado, President of World Triathlon and IOC member. Ms. Marisol serves in five IOC Commissions, and further serves as a Council Member of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and the International Masters Games Association (IMGA).
– Mr. Victor Ochen is the Founder and Executive Director for African Youth Initiative Network, whose mission is to mobilize youth and communities in promoting healthy, peaceful and just society. Born in northern Uganda, Mr. Ochen spent 21 years amidst violent conflict that displaced over 3 million people. While living in the camps, Ochen founded the Peace Club at the age of 13, to counter the child soldiers’ recruitment campaign amidst the war in northern Uganda.
– Ms. Meredith A. Whitley, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Sport-Based Youth Development at Adelphi University. Her research explores the complex and multi-faceted roles of sport and Sport for Development programs in the lives of youth from under-resourced communities, along with the interrelated systems impacting youth and community development.