The agreement will initially focus over a four-year period (2007-2010) to support targeted National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) via the newly launched IPC ‘Organisational Development Initiative’ (ODI). UK Sport brings expertise, financial resources and a global network to the ODI.
Said Sir Philip Craven, IPC President: "This agreement is a major step towards a more strategic approach to developing the Paralympic Movement, at the local, national, regional and International levels through the enhancement of the capability and capacity of IPC member organizations as well as the dissemination of best practice worldwide."
Main partnership objectives will be to strengthen the infrastructure and capacity of selected NPCs, to create a model of best practice including resource materials and to align this partnership with other sustainable grassroots and government level initiatives and partners at the local, regional and international levels to ensure maximized impact and sustainability.
For more information about ODI, please see the Development section on IPC website.