The management of Olympic Solidarity funds and programmes in Africa hit a milestone during the 2017 Africa Regional Olympic Solidarity Forum held in Cotonou, as ANOCA and the Olympic Solidarity commission concluded co-management agreement on that occasion. According to the ANOCA Director of Administration and Finance, Philémon Sakouma, the agreement entrusts ANOCA with a greater responsibility (decision making, implementation, technical and financial management) for continental programmes for NOCs recognised by the IOC. Henceforth, ANOCA will issue programme directives, and jointly verify and approve applications submitted by NOCs with Olympic Solidarity, which will further ensure payments are made to NOCs on behalf of ANOCA.
The agreement thus represents a distinctive landmark in relations between both institutions while entrusting more responsibilities to the supreme governing body of the African Olympic Movement, which has always made continental youth development a focal concern.
The Chairman of the ANOCA Athletes’ Commission, Amadou Dia Ba’a attended the three-day Forum with other Africans, including Enee Udong (ANOCA), Kirsty Coventry and Aya Medani (IOC), Kady Kanouté (WADA) and Nadia Cruz (World Olympians Association).
NOC Tunisia (CNOT) is celebrating its 60th anniversary this November 2017 with one week of intense activities dubbed “sixtieth anniversary week.”