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
Malick Maachi, Founding President of the Agency
Malick Maachi is the Founder of the Agency and assumed office as its first President in July 2020. In October 2021, upon taking office as the Chairman of the Agency, Mr Maachi pressed ahead with the creation of the International Innovation Fund (IIF) to finance the creation of innovation hubs in the territory of African and Latin American states. Mr Maachi was reappointed as President of the Agency in July 2022 when the Agency became a specialised agency of the Alliance. Mr Maachi is currently leading the transition of the Agency to an International Organization.
Prior to the creation of the Agency, Mr. Maachi founded Digitrade in 2016. As Digitrade's Chief Executive Officer, he lead the build out of crypto and financial market applications and provided management consulting services to private clients and international organisations.
From 2013 to 2018 he operated Accredited Access, a compliance and enhanced due diligence agency to serve public institutions and private capital market participants.
Mr Maachi began his financial career as a futures trader, then as a risk manager for trading firms. He then launched in 2009 Europrop Trading, a proprietary trading and market making firm which operated globally. In this capacity he managed the set up and financing of trading floors and trading firms globally. He also trained traders. Between 2003 and 2018, he traded global derivate markets independently.
Mr Maachi is a French and Canadian citizen and a Swiss resident born in Dakar, Senegal. Mr Maachi spent his early years living around the world, he received his education in France and Canada. He believes in consistent stimulation of both body and mind through sports, education and philosophy and has gained his expertise in technology, finance, law and international relations through entrepreneurship.