Products and Services

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ICSSPE’s work is structured according to its three pillars: science, education and policy. These pillars cover the range of areas that ICSSPE operates in. ICSSPE’s products and services thus each fall into one or more of these pillars.


A big part of ICSSPE’s strategy update is developing new products and services tailored to the specific needs of ICSSPE’s membership that have been identified in the ICSSPE member survey.


In addition, as a first step in this process, ICSSPE conducts a business landscape analysis by using the PESTEL analysis, the Porter’s Five Forces model as well as a SWOT analysis. These analysis tools cover the macro-, meso- and microeconomic level of the business landscape. In parallel, ICSSPE compiles a list of all of its existing products and services in a product profile report. A life cycle analysis of these products and services will allow ICSSPE to determine which products to keep, to develop or to take off the market as obsolete.


The different analysis steps provide strategic input for the Product and Services Development Plan. The plan incorporates a list of selection criteria for potential new products and services. When the criteria are applied, the plan details the development of three new products and services for spring 2021. ICSSPE’s products and services are aligned with the opportunities identified during the previous analyses. They demonstrate visibility and commitment through presented licensed ICSSPE services/courses with a special focus on the regions of Africa, Latin America/Caribbean and Asia.


Once the products and services are market-ready, a marketing and business development plan will come in to determine key performance indicator (KPIs) as well as the right communication tools and distribution channels. Periodic assessments will compare development and sales results with initial KPIs.


Additionally, the plan is incorporated in ICSSPE’s Biennial Working Programme (BWP) with strategy and topics being identified two cycles ahead. The plan will also serve as a basis for a three-year activity strategy with identified topics and formats.


Products to be developed for the upcoming year(s) include:

  • Products and services for our members such as an updated expert directory of all members on the ICSSPE website and education material on various topics in the ICSSPE member section of the website;
  • At least 10 online conferences in 2021 covering current topics to be developed with ICSSPE’s Development Committee;
  • At least 2 (online) symposia and workshops on topics including active cities and the potential of grassroots sport to empower future sport leaders, primarily from Africa;
  • 1 ICSSPE flagship event to be held biennially or triennially;
  • 3 certified courses for various topics including physical activity for children below 12;
  • Consultancies for policy makers and federations including eSports.

The following officers and staff members are leading on this Key Performance Area:


Katongo Bwalya, Executive Board Member

Katongo Bwalya (ZM) is a member of the ICSSPE Executive Board and the Chair of the National Organisation for Women in Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation (NOWSPAR) in Zambia. She is also a lecturer of Physical Education and Sport at the University of Zambia.


In both, her NGO work and academic experiences, Katongo’s focus is on physical education and sport development, especially for girls and women in Southern Africa. Within the region, she has been actively involved in the delivery of various sport leadership programmes through her engagement with the African Union Sports Council Region 5 (AUSC5) and has also worked for the Ministry of Sport Youth and Child Development and the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Zambia.

You can contact her at katongo.moonga/at/


Dr Sandra Heck, Executive Board Member


Prof. Dr Maria Beatriz Rocha Ferreira, Executive Board Member

Dr Maria Beatriz Rocha Ferreira (BRA) has been a member of the ICSSPE Executive board since 2021 and of the ICSSPE Development Committee since 2017. She is a board member of IAPESGW, the International Assocation of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women and has been a Vice President of the organisation since 2017.


A professor and researcher at public universities in Brazil, her research interest is in Applied Social Anthropology and Sport, focusing on the issues of women, indigenous games, and inclusion. She has been an ad hoc consultant for national and international journals and has been an advocate on behalf of disadvantaged people as part of different programmes and events, including Agita São Paulo and indigenous games.



Martin Holzweg, Executive Board Member

Martin Holzweg (GER) is a member of the ICSSPE Executive Board and has been a highly committed and long-serving board member of several national and international sport sciences and physical education associations.
Martin has coordinated numerous international research activities, projects and publications and has published various journals. He has substantial experience and contacts in Germany, Europe and worldwide in the field of sport science and physical education and is valued by the scientific community for his extensive knowledge in the field.

You can contact him at martin.holzweg/at/


Patrick Stolpmann, Executive Director
Patrick Stolpmann (GER) has been the Executive Direct of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) since 2023. In his role, he is the link between academic experts, policy makers in governments, public administration and organised sports.
You can contact him at pstolpmann/at/


Pascal Camara, Sport Science Research Manager

Pascal Camara (GM) is a Sport Science Research Manager at ICSSPE and a PhD student at the Institute of Sport History at the Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln (DSHS). Prior to joining ICSSPE, Pascal worked as a Research Assistant for Mission 89.


In his native The Gambia, Pascal was a Program Officer for all Sports Associations at The Gambia National Sports Council and a Sport Coordinator for the Ministry of Youth and Sports. He was also a sports reporter and producer at Today Newspaper and West Coast Radio, before moving to Germany to further his studies. He holds a Master Degree in International Sport Development and Politics at DSHS and a Bachelor Degree in Sport Management and Technology from the Universidad Deportiva del Sur in Venezuela.


You can contact Pascal at pcamara/at/