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By Christo Peters - Wed 2 Nov 2022 11:03pm

From November and once every month until February 2023, you will have a unique opportunity to get insights on orienteering development all over the world. IOF’s Global Development Commission hosts webinars every first Tuesday evening in Europe translated to a 7.30am Wednesday morning webinar in NZ with  presenters and input from various federations and orienteering initiatives.

1. November 2022  –  Recreational orienteering on/offline (Tuesday 8 November 19.30-21.00 CET  | +12 NZST  – 7.30am on Wedneday 9 November 2022 )
Hidi Yamamoto | Navitabi –  How do you spread Orienteering to areas where there are no orienteering events, no orienteering maps, and no orienteers? 
Jörgen Mårtensson – Turorienteering/Stolpejakten, a global concept? Successful new activities like “Stolpejakten” and “Hitta Ut”! Could this type of recreational o-activities become popular and sustainable also in other countries?

2. December 2022 Orienteering in developing countries and promotion on social media (Tuesday 6 December 19.30-21.00 CET | +12 NZST  – 7.30am on Wednesday 7 December 2022 )
Lok Hin, Raphael Mak  –  Orienteering in Thailand. Asia – the largest continent on Earth with over 60% world population. Orienteering is never just an European sport and is growing rapidly in the Far East over the last 10 years. 
Ondřej Pipek  –  Promoting orienteering on social media Do you want to know how social sites work? We will answer this question and discuss together how to promote your orienteering event there! 

3. January 2023  Knock-out sprint and special forms of orienteering (Tuesday 10 January19.30-21.00 CET  | +12 NZST  – 7.30am on Wednesday 11 January 2022 )
Ronaldo Santos  –  School mapping in Brazil
The attraction of new orienteering practitioners in Brazil has as an obstacle the production of maps in small areas for the presentation of the sport.  Since 2021, we have been working to support educational projects in public schools, mainly in teacher training, making school maps and organizing events open to students.
Per Sandberg, Keegan Harkavy  –  Navigation Games
Daniel Leibundgut  –  Knock-out sprint

4. February 2023  Maze orienteering: Orienteering for everybody (Tuesday 7 February 19.30-21.00 CET | +12 NZST  – 7.30am on Wednesday 8 February 2022 )
Göran Anderson  –  Maze orienteering During several years we have implemented Maze Orienteering among many schools in Sweden. A duel between the two runners with mirror-reversed courses and a “Maze-Sprint-Maze-Sprint-Maze of 2,5 km long orienteering course are two versions of Maze Orienteering as competition formats. 

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