The Alliance is owned by the governments of its member nations, which have the ultimate decision-making power within the organization on all matters, including policy, financial or membership issues. Member-States govern the Alliance through the General Assembly which makes all major decisions for the organization.
Alliance Membership is open to all. Per its voluntary membership process any Country and State/Province may join and become a member of the Alliance. Under the the Alliance Charter, Member-States have no obligation to make any monetary contribution and their obligations are to :
(i) comply with the Alliance Charter, Regulations and Decisions of the Alliance;
(ii) supply, data required for the proper implementation of the Alliance initiatives, duties and objectives within their respective territories;
(iii) enter into a Master Framework Country Convention and Host Site Agreement and;
(iv) support at least one (1) specific Alliance Venture and/or PPP Project in order to finance the Alliance Initiative in their territory.
The Alliance Fully-Fledged Member State status are granted to Member States of the United Nations that are in good standing, that have signed the UN Millennium Declaration, that adhere to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Program and that are not in conflict or subject to suspension by the U.N or under International Sanction.
The Alliance Associate Member status are granted to Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) that do not have an associated governmental status.
Alliance Associate Members have no voting rights at the General Assembly meeting, however, they may obtain the right to speak or to provide recommendations to the General Assembly that, if accepted may result in declarations or resolutions of the General Assembly.
The Alliance Observer Member status are granted to Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).
Alliance Observer Members have no voting rights, nor can they submit recommendations, however, they may obtain the right to speak at the General Assembly meeting.
Today, the Alliance counts 34 Fully-Fledged Member-States who collectively own and determine Alliance policies.
The Alliance 3 Founding Member-States
Le Royaume du Maroc 5/29/2007
The Dominican Republic 5/4/2007
La République du Niger 5/7/2007
The Republic of Zambia 6/9/2007
The Republic of Uganda 7/30/2007
République de Guinée 8/3/2007
La République du Bénin 9/24/2007
The Republic of Panama 9/24/2007
La République du Sénégal 10/31/2007
La République du Burkina Faso 12/24/2007
La République du Togo 12/31/2007
La République de Centrafrique 1/25/2008
La République de Côte d’Ivoire 2/3/2008
The Republic of Chile 5/8/2008
The State of Rio Grande do Norte 5/30/2008
The State of Gauteng 7/17/2008
La République du Congo 8/20/2008
La République d’Haïti 9/29/2008
La République de Madagascar 10/5/2008
The Republic of Liberia 10/21/2008
The Republic of Costa Rica 10/30/2008
La République Démocratique du Congo 12/16/2008
La République du Tchad 2/14/2009
La République du Burundi 3/25/2009
The Autonomous Community of Catalonia 5/17/2009
The Republic of Rwanda 9/7/2009
The Republic of Ghana 7/7/2010
La République du Mali 5/30/2011
La République Tunisienne 12/17/2012
Antigua and Barbuda 9/29/2012
The Republic of Sierra Leone 2/25/2013
The Republic of Yemen 7/30/2013
République de Guinée Bissau 9/27/2013
The People’s Republic of Bangladesh 11/17/2019
Dr. Taib BENNANI Advisor to the Chairman of the Restructuring Board
Dr. Taib Bennani has been the Focal Point of the Alliance in the Kingdom of Morocco since May 2007. With the team of experts in charge of developing Sport-SDGs programs, he prepared and facilitated the validation seminar of Sport-SDGs training modules which were at the origin of the creation of the Alliance as an Intergovernmental Organization in the presence of international civil society – UN-NGO-IRENE and AICESIS.
Dr. Bennani participated in meetings with Advisors of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, President of the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity which led to the creation of the Moroccan Center of Excellence Sport-SDGs, of which he took the Direction.
As such, Dr. Bennani is one of the experts of the World Center of Excellence Sport-SDGs for which he launched a collection of books "Wide Angle" whose aim is to present the contribution of Sport to the SDGs in the member states of the Alliance.
Dr. Bennani has published articles in national and international journals and has conducted several research projects within the UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab.
From 2007 to 2018, he was the local intermediary for bilateral relations between the Kingdom of Morocco and the General Secretariat of the Alliance. He ensured constant relations between the Advisers of the Royal Palace and the Alliance, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of National Education, the Presidents of Moroccan public and private Universities and has worked on the integration of the Moroccan Center of Excellence into the Academy of the Kingdom of Morocco.
Dr. Bennani is a sociologist of organizations, consultant and international trainer, specialist in issues of organizational governance, management of public sports policies. He holds a doctorate in management, communication and social responsibility of organizations, a postgraduate doctorate in human resources, management and skills engineering and an aggregation in sports sciences.
Dr. Bennani's dual expertise has enabled him to manage several consulting projects with major Moroccan and international groups. He held the position of Professor at the Royal College (Royal Palace) for fifteen years, as program manager of the first Master's degree in human resources management at the International University of Rabat. He was administrative general manager of the Sports Association of the Royal Armed Forces and a coach within the Royal Moroccan Federation of Equestrian Sports on the sidelines of the Tokyo Olympics.
Dr. Bennani also sat for more than twenty years in the National Commissions, in the Disciplinary Technical Groups and in the Jury Commissions of the Moroccan Aggregation in Sports Sciences.
Currently, Dr. Bennani is piloting a cross-disciplinary research project aimed at building the first repository of socially responsible human resource management in sports organizations. The project aims to strengthen the organizational governance of sports organizations by adopting a set of measurable, identifiable and socially responsible performance indicators.