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Dr. Yoseph Mamo Joins Scientific Committee of UNESCO

by Mindy Ayala-Diaz and Helena Edge

Dr. Yoseph Mamo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Movement Sciences at ODU, will be joining the Scientific Committee of UNESCO Chair for Governance and Social Responsibility in Sport. Dr. Mamo will be joining an organization that has long recognized the need for good governance and social responsibility in sport. UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) works to promote socially responsible designs for sport programs and interventions through a system of research and training.

Dr. Mamo will serve as a pillar of outreach and communication. Dr. Mamo's research interest is examining the outcomes and impacts of sport organizations' corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities on the public in the digital age. He is an expert at capturing the public's voice through big data analytics, and his experience in education will allow him to train sport leaders, researchers, and government representatives to understand, introduce, evaluate, and sustain good governance standards and socially responsible practices in their respective organizations.

"I am deeply honored and grateful to join the UNESCO Chair Scientific Committee, and I am excited to collaborate with experts from around the world," says Dr. Mamo.

Social responsibility is also a pillar on which ODU stands. Through his commitment to the ideals of the university, Dr. Mamo has proven himself to be a model of excellence, with skills that will propel the Scientific Committee into higher realms of sport governance.

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