Global Development Projects


The BWF and SOI work in together with regional and national partners to deliver number of development and educational programmes.

Regional partnerships between BWF Continental Confederations and SOI Regional Programmes; and national partnerships between National Badminton Federations and National Special Olympics Programmes, ensure maximal impact and sustainability of all activities and projects.

With support from Badminton World Federation (BWF) and AirBadminton Dubai, 26 Special Olympics United Arab Emirates (UAE) athletes showcased their talents at Expo 2020 Dubai on 8 October 2021.
Big smiles from all the players, parents & coaches from the Badminton Camp & Tournament in Norway.
Special Olympics UAE and the Arab Badminton Federation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a strategic partnership to develop badminton across Special Olympic competitions.
Badminton Pan Am Confederation, in collaboration with National Badminton Federation of Guatemala, introduced AirBadminton to the region via an official launch with youth from Special Olympics Guatemala.
Special Olympics International (SOI) has appointed Maggie Brennan in the new role of Manager of Sport Development as part of the joint Global Development Strategy by BWF and SOI.
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The growing stature of badminton in the African continent was underlined by the announcement of Badminton South Africa’s partnership with Special Olympics South Africa.
Shuttle Time activities in Guam delivered by Guam National Badminton Federation with the Special Olympic Guam.
Regional Shuttle Time Training in Singapore delivered by BWF with Special Olympic Asia Pacific.
Shuttle Time Teacher Training Workshop in Fiji delivered by Badminton Oceania with Special Olympics Asia Pacific & Special Olympic Fiji.
MOU between Special Olympic Asia Pacific, Badminton Oceania Confederation and Badminton Asia signed during the BWF AGM in Nanning.
Shuttle Time Coaches’ Workshop in Arizona delivered by BWF for Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ) and the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA).
The 9th Special Olympic National Games in Brunei with the introduction of Shuttle Time by Brunei Darussalam Badminton Federation to Special Olympics Brunei Darussalam (SOBD) and Special Education Unit Ministry of Education.