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Artur Borkowski

Consultant

Artur joined the UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti in December 2018. He is currently conducting research on the effectiveness of Sport for Development for Children, and previously worked on the role and prevalence of private education in South Asia. His research interests span: education, migration, child wellbeing, mental health, and multidimensional poverty and inequality. He also has a strong interest in climate change and environmental issues. Artur has a PhD in Business and Development from King’s College London where his thesis examined public-private partnerships in delivering education and training in Mozambique. Before joining UNICEF, he worked as a research assistant and data analyst at King’s College London. He has also worked as a consultant for CEQ, and has contributed to papers for the UNDP.

Blogs

How sport can help keep children engaged during COVID-19: Innovations South Africa
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How sport can help keep children engaged during COVID-19: Innovations South Africa

Sports for Development (S4D) is a key strategy for engaging children in South Africa.  A mapping exercise conducted as part of the Getting into the Game research programme initiated by Barça Foundation and UNICEF identified 265 S4D organisations operating in South Africa, many of which are implemented during or after school hours and use schools to reach young people.
How are sport for development organizations keeping children healthy during COVID-19?
Blog Blog

How are sport for development organizations keeping children healthy during COVID-19?

This blog explores how Sport for Development (S4D) organisations have responded and adapted their programming to support children during the COVID-19 crisis. S4D organisations use sport as a tool to catalyse positive change in the lives of children, youth and the communities they live in. Interviews with S4D organizations, conducted as part of the ongoing research commissioned by the Barça Foundation and UNICEF partnership, revealed that organizations are innovating to adapt to the current crisis through three key interconnected practices: