The programme provided a great opportunity for us to discuss and learn from the valuable insights provided by experts
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Academy ran the first two workshops of its Rio 2016 Excellence Programme in Brazil during the week of 26 March.
The two workshops covered the development of the Paralympic budget and accessibility issues, as a number of experts presented throughout the week to ensure how to deliver a successful Paralympic Games in Rio.
“This is the second edition of the Excellence Programme, following the initial programme for Sochi 2014, and we are delighted with the level of engagement and knowledge sharing that the organizing committee and the their stakeholders showed during the workshops,” said Apostolos Rigas, Head of Knowledge Management for the IPC.
“The IPC is committed to providing continuous support for our partners in the host cities and it is important that we tailor our input in order that the outcomes of are maximized.”
The first two workshops are part of a four-year programme of activities to transfer knowledge to Rio 2016 at the time when they can make the most use of it and in a format that conforms to best practices in management education.
“The programme provided a great opportunity for us to discuss and learn from the valuable insights provided by experts,” said Mariana Mello, Paralympic Games Integration Manager for Rio 2016. “It also provided a unique opportunity for us to engage with our stakeholders who will share our journey on the delivery of what will be an exceptional Paralympic Games in 2016.”
The Rio 2016 Excellence Programme is an IPC Academy knowledge management initiative to assist with the delivery of specific knowledge in the context of the Paralympic Games.