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
Central African Republic Strategic Development Plan for the 2023-2030 period
The Alliance and the Central African Republic reach Master Framework Country Convention Agreement on the implementation of a Strategic Development Plan for the 2023-2030 period.
Tuesday March 21st, 2023
Zug, Switzerland : A World Sports Alliance Intergovernmental Organization ( “Alliance” ) mission, lead by Founding Secretary General Dr Gilles Klein met with H.E President Faustin-Archange Touadéra in Bangui during the December 4-13, 2022 Central African Republic mission to present and advance socio-economic initiatives and bilateral relations with the country for the 2023-2030 period.
It was the forth meeting between Mr Touadéra and Dr Klein since the Central African Republic joined the Alliance on the 25th day of January 2008 as its 12th Member-State but the first since the International Innovation Agency ( “Agency”) began the restructuring of the Alliance.
The Central African Republic met the fully-fledged membership conditions of the Agency when it became the first country in Africa and the second in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. The discussions held between President Touadéra and Dr Klein for a Strategic Development Plan for the 2023-2030 period included the role of the Agency for the development of a National Center of Excellence and the concept of a financial and innovation hub in Bangui consistent with the presidential projects aimed at attracting foreign and domestic capital flow.
The Alliance and the Central African Republic Government agreed on key elements for the implementation by members of the Nektar International Business Consortium ( “Nektar IBC” ) of a portfolio of projects ( “SDG Ventures” ) with wide responsibilities in financial technologies. It was also agreed that some SDG Ventures could be developed in the Central African Republic, some across African and other Member-States of the Alliance and others at the international level.
The Agency and the private sector will play an important role in the initiatives. The resources of the Agency and members of the Nektar IBC will be made available, providing the Central African Republic with the opportunity to adapt to rapid technology changes in order to compete in the new global economy.
Mr. Klein met the press at the conclusion of the discussions and made the following statement:
Each SDG Venture will be financed by members of the Nektar IBC and the Agency’s International Innovation Fund (“IIF”) and will be integrated into the Alliance Strategic Development Plan for the Central African Republic. Once launched, a portion of the revenues generated from each SDG Venture will be dedicated to the National General Fund in support of the Alliance Initiative in the Central African Republic and, an other part will be allocated to the Alliance National Reserve Fund that will be used by the Central African Republic to meet their budget needs for youth in education and sports.
The Central African Republic has committed to accelerate the registration and issuance of licenses, permits and regulatory status for each SDG Ventures. In addition, it was agreed that the Strategic Development Plan of the Central African Republic and the list of selected SDG Ventures would be announced to the public and other Ministers of the Alliance during the International Innovation Conference (“IIC”) held in Dubai in November 2023 in conjunction with the Alliance General Assembly (“GA”)
The Alliance and the Agency look forward to continuing close cooperation with the Central African Republic and their 33 other Member-States in the months ahead that will lead to the International Innovation Conference and the General Assembly.