Education Initiatives

WADA has a range of educational initiatives to support the anti-doping community. These initiatives are developed using the following guiding principles:

  • Strategically positioning education as a fundamental component of any anti-doping program
  • Promoting a clean sport culture by engaging stakeholders and partners, recognizing that athletes start in sport clean
  • Increasing access to education for athletes and their support personnel through our Global to Local education network and education solutions
  • Raising the quality of education and training programs through education policy and standards
  • Improving capacity of the clean sport community through training and development opportunities supported by our clean sport academies
  • Through focused and impactful research, understanding what keeps athletes clean, and why some athletes dope; to inform and improve our programs to have a sustainable impact

WADA’s initiatives include:

Education Policy

Digital Learning

  • Leading the development and implementation of digital education programs and resources for the clean sport community to access and use via our Anti-Doping Education and Learning platform (ADEL).

Anti-Doping Organization (ADO) Capability Support

  • Code Implementation Support Program (CISP) – Dedicated support program for ADOs, across all technical areas of anti-doping, to help them implement the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) and International Standards.
  • Global Learning and Development Framework (GLDF) – Introducing professional standards, competency frameworks and training for ADO practitioners, investing in and supporting their professional development in their roles.
  • Global to Local – Creating connections between WADA headquarters and our regions for the purposes of education and training, including promoting our available digital learning tools and programs for ADOs.