Dipak develops and delivers quality sports programmes that empower people with intellectual disabilities in 26 countries across the region to become contributing members of society.
A respected veteran with more than 15 years of experience in the non-profit sector, Dipak has worked in a variety of roles with leading charities in the UK and around the world, including Scope, the Prince’s Trust, and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
Special Olympics is a global movement that every day transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities from the age of two and above, through the transformative power of all-ability sports, healthcare services, social inclusion and community building . We empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all.
Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 4.4 million athletes (people with intellectual disabilities) in 169 countries.
The Asia Pacific region is headquartered in Singapore, to oversee the operations of the Special Olympics Movement in 26 countries from Afghanistan to the Pacific Islands. Special Olympics Asia Pacific is the largest region (out of seven) in the world, serving more than 1.5 million people with intellectual disabilities.