Principal Investigators

Prof Uwe Pühse (UNESCO Chair)

Prof Uwe Pühse (UNESCO Chair)

Principal investigator, University of Basel

Department of Sport, Exercise and Health
Birsstrasse 320B
4052 Basel, Switzerland

uwe.puehse@unibas.ch

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Prof Cheryl Walter (UNESCO Co-Chair)

Prof Cheryl Walter (UNESCO Co-Chair)

Principal investigator, Nelson Mandela University

Department of Human Movement Science
Summerstrand Campus (South)
Port Elizabeth 6031, South Africa
cheryl.walter@mandela.ac.za

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Project Coordinators

Dr Ivan Müller

Dr Ivan Müller

Project coordinator, University of Basel

Department of Sport, Exercise and Health
Birsstrasse 320 B
4052 Basel, Switzerland

ivan.mueller@unibas.ch

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Danielle Smith

Danielle Smith

Project coordinator, Nelson Mandela University

Department of Human Movement Science
Summerstrand Campus (South)
Port Elizabeth 6031, South Africa
danielle.smith@mandela.ac.za

Extended Project Team

Principal Investigators

  • Prof Dr Uwe Pühse, Department of Sport, Exercise and Health (DSBG), University of Basel (CH), (UNESCO Chair Holder)
  • Prof Dr Cheryl Walter, Nelson Mandela University (NMU) (SA), (UNESCO Co-Chair Holder)

Strategic Consortium

  • Prof Dr Jürg Utzinger, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) (CH)
  • Prof Dr Markus Gerber, Department of Sport, Exercise and Health (DSBG), University of Basel (CH)
  • Prof Dr Rosa du Randt, Nelson Mandela University (NMU) (SA)

Advisory Board

  • Novartis Foundation (NF), Basel, Switzerland
  • University of Basel (UB), Basel, Switzerland
  • Nelson Mandela University (NMU), Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDoE), South Africa
  • Eastern Cape Department of Health (ECDoH), South Africa
  • UNESCO, Paris, France

Scientific Partners

  • Dr Peter Steinmann, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) (CH)
  • Prof Dr Nicole Probst-Hensch, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) (CH)
  • PD Dr Christian Schindler, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) (CH)
  • Dr Harald Seelig, Department of Sport, Exercise and Health (DSBG), University of Basel (CH)
  • Dr Sebastian Ludyga, Department of Sport, Exercise and Health (DSBG), University of Basel (CH)
  • Prof Dr Christian Herrmann, Zurich University of Teacher Education (PHZH) (CH)

Project Co-ordinators

  • Dr Ivan Müller, Department of Sport, Exercise and Health (DSBG), University of Basel (CH)
  • Danielle Smith, Nelson Mandela University (NMU) (SA)

Administrative Support

  • Varenka Strobel, Department of Sport, Exercise and Health (DSBG), University of Basel (CH)
  • Shona Ellis, Nelson Mandela University (NMU) (SA)

Project Assistants

  • Dr Stefanie Gall, Department of Sport, Exercise and Health (DSBG), University of Basel (CH)
  • Siphesihle Nqweniso, Nelson Mandela University (NMU) (SA)
  • Larissa Adams, Nelson Mandela University (NMU) (SA)
  • Nandi Joubert, Nelson Mandela University (NMU) (SA)
  • Tracey Marais, Nelson Mandela University (NMU) (SA)
  • Jan Degen, Department of Sport, Exercise and Health (DSBG), University of Basel (CH)
  • Zaahirah Ismail, Nelson Mandela University (NMU) (SA)
  • Madeleine Nienaber, Nelson Mandela University (NMU) (SA)
  • Johan Botha, Nelson Mandela University (NMU) (SA)
  •       Roslyn Klaasen, Nelson Mandela University (NMU) (SA)

External Partners

  • Prof Dr Darelle van Greunen, Nelson Mandela University (NMU) (SA)
  • Prof Dr Annelie Gresse, Nelson Mandela University (NMU) (SA)
  • Rooftop Production, Port Elizabeth (SA)
  • Dietetics, Nelson Mandela University (NMU) (SA)
  • Biokinetics, Nelson Mandela University (NMU) (SA)
  • Dr Bruce Damons, Nelson Mandela University (NMU) (SA)
  • Dorelle Isaacs, Department of Edcuation (DoE), Port Elizabeth (SA)
  • Dr Marelize Marx, Nelson Mandela University (NMU) (SA)
  • Dr Anne Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation (NF), Basel (CH)
  • Prof Dr Hedi Kaiser, Head International Affairs, University of Basel (UB) (CH)
  • Prof Dr Andrew Leitch, Deputy Vice-Chancelor, Nelson Mandela University (NMU) (SA)
  • Dr Philip Kitching, Department of Psychology, Nelson Mandela University (NMU) (SA)
  • Ernest Gorgonzola, District Director of the Department of Education (DoE), Nelson Mandela Bay District, Port Elizabeth (SA)
  • Dr Singilizwe Moko, Deputy General Manager: District Health Services, Eastern Cape Department of Health (ECDoH) (SA)
  • Dr Patricia Machawira, UNESCO advisor for East & Southern Africa and Zimbabwe
  • Christopher Castle, representative of the UNESCO
  • Swiss Master’s students (toolkit development support)
  • Research assistants from the University of Basel (UB) (CH)

Local Field Team

  • Nurses (approx 8)
  • Students (approx 10)
  • Volunteers (approx 30)

Participating Institutions

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