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EDITORIAL ADVISORY GROUP

Above all members of the Special Advisory Group, UNESCO ICM organizes an Editorial Advisory Group consisting of 5 members(subject to change), based on their experience, speciality, and field of expertise to receive periodic comments about creating periodicals that are in alignment with the policies, trends, and strategies of UNESCO.

For 2019, the members are as the following:

 

No Name Relevant Expereince
2018-5 Carlos Gutierrez-Garcia His teaching and research areas include sport sciences in general, and more specifically martial arts and combat sports, physical education, teacher education and bibliometrics. He has written six books, more than 40 book chapters and more than 50 papers, many of them in high impact academic journals. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Revista de Artes Marciales Asiáticas and member of the Board of Ido Movement for Culture. Journal of Martial Arts Anthropology.
2019-5 Dean Dudley Dean Dudley is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher of Health and Physical Education at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He is a 2012 Churchill Fellow and was an Expert Consultant for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s Quality Physical Education Guidelines for Policy Makers (2015) and the Kazan Action Plan ratified at MINEPS VI in 2017. In 2018, Dr Dudley was appointed as an Independent Specialist in Health and Physical Education by the International Bureau of Education/UNESCO.
2019-16 Douglas Gleddie Douglas L. Gleddie, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. He teaches physical education curriculum and pedagogy to undergraduate students. He also teaches graduate courses in health and physical education, reflective practice, physical literacy and research methods. He participated as a peer reseracher as a country representative on the Quality Physical Education Policy Project by UNESECO.
2019-8 Ernest Junior Edmond A community leader, Ernest Edmond Jr. has used his passion for youth, sports and languages to support a variety of causes, including the fight against poverty and discrimination, the development of culture and sports, and social inclusion. Born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, he was named an ambassador for Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations in 2015, and was featured in Youth Building Peace by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.
2019-14 Jackie Lauff Jackie Lauff is the co-founder and CEO of Sport Matters, an international NGO based in Australia that uses sport to promote development and peace in Australia, the Pacific, Asia and Africa. Sport Matters is a powerful voice for sport for development and peace and has hosted two international conferences in Australia. Jackie also works with the Oceania National Olympic Committees and UNESCO Asia-Pacific on the design of a regional framework for sport policy and education to harness the contribution of sport to sustainable development in the Pacific. This includes a new regional capacity-building project to raise the voice for sport in eight Pacific Island Countries and develop mechanisms for influencing national and regional policy development processes.

SPECIAL ADVISORY GROUP MEMBERS

In order of appointment. This list only shows information of Special Advisors who have agreed to share their profile online.

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        2018-3
        Name
        Alex Channon
        Expertise
        Sociology of Sport, Physical Education Pedagogy, Gender Studies, Violence Studies, Martial Arts and Combat Sports
        Dr. Alex Channon is an academic lecturer and researcher who specializes in the sociology of sport and physical education. As senior lecturer in Physical Education and Sport Studies at the University of Brighton, his research focuses on martial arts and combat sports, exploring themes such as gender relations, media representation, athlete safety, and violence and its prevention. Dr. Channon is the co-founder of the martial arts-based anti-violence project, Love Fighting Hate Violence (www.lfhv.org), which aims to use martial arts to educate young people about violence, respect, and consent.
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        2018-5
        Name
        Carlos Gutierrez-Garcia
        Expertise
        Sports Sciences, Martial arts, Combat sports, Judo, Education, Physical Education, Teacher training, Documentary studies, Bibliometrics
        Head of the Department of Physical and Sport Education and of the Research Group Documentary Studies in Physical Activity and Education Sciences, Dr. Carlos Gutierrez-Garcia is Associate Professor at the Universidad de Leon. His teaching and research areas include sport sciences in general, and more specifically martial arts and combat sports, physical education, teacher education and bibliometrics. He has written six books, more than 40 book chapters and more than 50 papers, many of them in high impact academic journals. He has practiced judo for more than 20 years and holds the level of 3rd Dan.
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        2018-6
        Name
        Lona Abeiro
        Expertise
        Karate, Journalism and Mass Communication, News Writing and Reporting, Public Relations
        Lona Abeiro is a martial arts instruvtor and athlete. Her aim is to use Karate as a tool of creating peace and reducing crime in Kenya for the women, youth, and the theessayclub.com https://writemyessayrapid.com/ most vulnerable people being affected. Her main focus is to ensure these people a better future in terms of education, health, and creating employment for them. Her main area of activiti is the Slums in Nairobi, Kenya where crime and criminal activity rates are high. She has participated in the 2018 Martial Arts Research Initiative for Experts and is writer for the ICM yearly periodical ICM Insight for 2018.
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        2018-7
        Name
        Carlos Avino
        Expertise
        Physical Education, education, teaching, lifeguard
        Carlos Avino is a Sports Sciences Graduate at the University of Valencia and judo teacher at the club Ronin. One of the first candidates for the Martial Arts Research Initiative for Experts in 2017. Writing and publishing for the UNESCO ICM since then. At the same time, Avino has been working for the Spanish air force as a firemen and improving his academic formation in the University of Valencia. Avinio is currently working in Valencia and Catalonia as Physical Education teacher.
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        2019-1
        Name
        Daniel Hakim
        Expertise
        Martial Arts Education, Managing non-profit organizations
        Danny Hakim is the founder and chairman of Budo for Peace since its establishment in 2004. Budo for Peace is a non-profit educational organization based in Israel that uses traditional martial arts values and philosophy as a platform for empowering children and youth while promoting social harmony between communities and peace in the middle east. Participates in activites related to bringing peace in areas where conflict is prevalent.
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        2019-3
        Name
        Aya Noguchi
        Expertise
        Sport for Development and Peace, Gender and Sport
        Aya Noguchi is Assistant Professor at the Juntendo University Faculty of Health and Sports Science and Researcher at the Japanese Research Center for Women in Sport. Her expertise is in Sport for Development and Peace(SDP) and Gender and Sport.
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        2019-4
        Name
        Zubaidullo Ubaidulloev
        Expertise
        Sport and International Relations, Sport and Politics, Sport and Foreign Policy, Sport Diplomacy, Sport and Peace
        Prof. Dr. Ubaidulloev’s professional experience includes several years’ work at the Institute of Oriental Studies and Written Heritage of the Tajikistan Academy of Sciences as a researcher (1998-2007). He has served as the Head of International Affairs Department of the Presidium of Tajikistan Academy of Sciences (2006-2007). Since 2011 he has been working at the University of Tsukuba, Japan in different academic positions. He is active in the Olympic Movement and Sport World and contributes to various international sport-related events as a speaker. Prof. Dr. Ubaidulloev was also a member of UNESCO’s Expert Working Group at the Sixth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS VI) in July 2017 in Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia and continues to network with UNESCO. He has received prestigious awards such as Ambassador For Peace, UPF in 2017 and Nakasone Yasuhiro Award from IIPS in 2012.div>
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        2019-5
        Name
        Dean Dudley
        Expertise
        Physical education, Health education, Physical literacy, School health, Learning assessment, Evidence-based pedagogy
        Dr. Dudley has held numerous funded grants, totalling more than $800K in research grants and contracts as a Principal Investigator. He has published over 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals since 2010. He currently serves on the editorial board of BMC Public Health and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. Dr. Dudley has a multidisciplinary program of research, involving physical literacy, school-health, learning assessment, physical activity, and nutrition. Broadly, he is interested in the association between health and education, with a specific interest in the role that learning plays in the health and quality of life of children. Internationally, he is recognized for his work in physical education, pedagogy, and physical literacy. In 2018, he was appointed as an Affiliated Scientist of the INCH lab at the University of Toronto (Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education) and McMaster University (Family Medicine).
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        2019-7
        Name
        Lilian Lagat
        Expertise
        Kenpo Karate, Taekwondo, Financial support for international Non-governemntal organizations
        As Kenpo Karate martial arts expert with purple belt degree in African Kenpo Federation, Lilian Lagat is currently a Regional Grants Assistant at Kenya Red Cross Scoeity. She is especially intersted in supporting challenges faced by youth and women.
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        2019-8
        Name
        Ernest Edmond
        Expertise
        Non-Profit administration, Fundraising, Program development, Grant Writing, Event Planning
        Ernest Edmond Jr. develops innovative ideas and ambitious projects in the not-for-profit sector, striving towards creating a better world for all. A basketball coach, he co-founded and continues to lead the not-for-profit Les Ballons Intensifs. The organization offers free athletic training sessions to disadvantaged youth, so they can become engaged citizens and create positive changes in their communities.
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        2019-10
        Name
        Obadele Kambon
        Expertise
        Assako(African Combat Capoeira), Capoeira, African Combat Sciences and Arts
        Obadele Kambon is a senior reasearch fellow at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. He has expertise in Capoeira. He has participated at the 2018 1st African Regional Martial Arts Congress and had made presentation on the fundamental discourse process about the need for Africans to revive and promote its own indigenous heritage of physical combat and wellness forms.
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        2019-11
        Name
        Michael Mustapha
        Expertise
        Policy design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, Sport for Development and Peace, Traditional Sport & Games
        Michael Mustapha is deputy director of sports at the Ministry of Sports, National Sports Authority, Sierra Leone. He has graduated from University of Sierra Leone, has a certificate in logistics and warehouse operations from Sydney, is building a better response certificate from Harvard humanitarian academy and have completed in February 2019 a postgraduate certificate in leadership from Pukyong National University, Busan, Korea. He was pivotal in the review of the National Sport Authority Act of 2018 which was approved by House of Parliament & Head of State, and in its roll out stage, and also coordinated the designing of the Sierra Leone SDP National strategy in 2015/16 together with the Commonwealth Secretariat. He has work experience with the King Boudoin Foundation and Nike as Jury Member for Nike Red Project 2010, Sport for Change- Australia, Australian Sports Commission, Badminton Confederation of Africa, Mano River Union, House of Lords UK, Sierra Leone Olympic Committee and UNESCO TSG Ad Committee as liaison person for Africa.
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        2019-14
        Name
        Jackie Lauff
        Expertise
        International NGO, Sport for Development, Sport for Peace
        Jackie Lauff has an undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Sydney, a Master of International and Community Development with Deakin University in Australia and an Erasmus Mundus Master of Adapted Physical Activity from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. She is passionate about creating opportunities for everyone to be active, healthy and included in their community through sport and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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        2019-16
        Name
        Douglas Gleddie
        Expertise
        Master of Arts, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, PhD, Department of Secondary Education, Faculty of Education

        Associate Professor at the Department of Elementary Education, and Acting Vice Dean and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Education at University of Alerta, Douglas Gleddie has a BA, BEd, MA, PhD in Physical Education. He has been awarded numerous awards, such as the Provost’s Award for Early Achievement of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, from the University of Alberta, and is Co-Chair of the 2021 International Scientific Conference, International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP), and is Member of the National Standards (Physical Education) Advisory Committee, Physical and Health Education Canada, Ottawa, ON.

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        2019-17
        Name
        Ruadhán MacFadden
        Expertise
        Historical Research, Folk-Wrestling and Grappling, Cultural Geography, Writing, Teaching, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

        Originally from Ireland but now living in Germany, Ruadhán has an M.A in Comparative Literature and a B.A in Geography & English. His first experience with martial arts came via amateur boxing and MMA, and he subsequently developed a deep interest in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and other grappling styles. In recent years, he has trained and taught grappling in over a dozen countries. Ruadhán is the founder and host of “The Hero with a Thousand Holds” (www.thousandholds.net), a podcast that explores the history and culture of grappling styles from all around the world.

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        2019-19
        Name
        Ahmet Erman Aral
        Expertise
        Intangible Cultural Heritage and Education, Cultural Diplomacy

        Research assistant at Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University, Department of Turkish Folklore since 2013, Aral is member of the team that established “UNESCO Chair on Intangible Cultural Heritage in Formal and Informal Education” in 2017 at the university. He has been serving as one of the members of sub-working (ad-hoc) group for “Intangible Cultural Heritage Education” that was formed by Turkish National Commission for UNESCO in 2018. Working as “managing editor” of the scientific journal “Milli Folklor” in 2018, and in the process of planning and execution of activities at Ankara Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum since 2013. Participates in numerous international meetings related to Intangible Cultural Heritage and published scientific articles internationally.

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        2019-21
        Name
        Ralil Salaomao
        Expertise
        Capoeira, Martial Arts Education, Business Management

        Ralil Salaomao is Grand Master of Capoeira and founder of Raizes do Brasil which has branches in all 24 states of Brazil, several European countries, and United States. With the goal of empowering the city’s under-represented children and adults, Mestre Ralil participates in social outreach projects in partnership with the city, state and federal governments. As a teacher and activist, it is always his objective that Capoeira is recognized as an avenue for creating social change, wherever it is practiced.

– Any inquiries about this list are directed to ICM’s Strategic Planning Team, Programme Specialist Miso LEE at ms.lee@unescoicm.org
– This information was last updated on 2019 June 12th and last checked on Agusut 5th.