partnership

The Sportfordevelopment.nl Programme (2016-2020) is implemented by an alliance consisting of International Sports Alliance (ISA), Right To Play (RTP) and the Royal Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) in cooperation with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. All alliance partners firmly believe in – and are committed to – the use of sport as a means for sustainable development and have been working together as strategic partners for many years now. Every partner within the alliance brings unique knowledge and expertise, as well as its own network.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs promotes international relations from its headquarters in The Hague and through a network of more than 150 embassies worldwide.

Sport and Development Cooperation is one the focus areas of the International Enterprise division of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Policies developed in this area are implemented worldwide, with Dutch representatives playing an inspiring and supporting role.

International Sports Alliance (ISA)

International Sports Alliance has been empowering youth through sports in Burkina Faso, Indonesia, Uganda, South-Sudan and Mali for over fifteen years.
International Sports Alliance supports capacity building of individuals, organizations and networks that enable sustainable development and peace, through: symposia, training, awareness campaigns, research, exchange and publications.

Right To Play (RTP)

Right To Play is an international organisation that fights for the right of every child to sport and play.

Right To Play offers children hope for a better future and a safe space to learn in a playful way. Right To Play projects make sure that no single child is excluded and special attention is paid to girls, children with disabilities, children with HIV/Aids, street children, refugees and former child soldiers.

KNVB WorldCoaches

Since 1997, the Royal Dutch Football Federation trains football coaches in development countries. After all, every young football player deserves a good coach – a WorldCoach.

Within the WorldCoaches program, football coaches are trained to provide young players with the knowledge and expertise to later pass their knowledge of football and social issues to future WorldCoaches. A WorldCoach teaches children to play (better) football in a fun and professional way and educates them on important social issues like the prevention of HIV/Aids and crime.