A project managed by WinWin Afrique
A project managed by the Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Sport
Only 7% of the population of Côte d’Ivoire regularly engages in any physical activity. In light of this fact, the Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Sport incorporated into its 2016–2020 National Sport Policy a programme to support the promotion of grassroots sport and sport for all. It is within this context that WinWin Afrique developed the AGORA programme. In total, 91 local social and sports facilities, operated by private local entities, will be built across Côte d’Ivoire. The objective is to encourage participation in grassroots sport, especially among young people and women, while developing the local economic and social fabric.
The first Agora centre was built in the municipality of Koumassi in Abidjan and was inaugurated in December 2019 in the presence of Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, and Daniel Kablan Duncan, the Vice-President of Côte d’Ivoire.
While working on 90 other Agora centres in Côte d’Ivoire, WinWin Afrique aims to replicate its model in other African countries in partnership with local authorities.
- Promote participation in grassroots sport
- Ensure that the population of Côte d’Ivoire lives within 3 km of a sports facility
- Raise awareness among local people of issues related to sustainable development (health, social innovation and environmental protection)
- Stimulate the local economic fabric and create long-term local employment
- Encourage the development of environmentally friendly facilities
- Construction of 91 local social and sports facilities
- Operation of centres by a private local entity to ensure the project’s financial viability
- Generation of solar power for centres and surrounding areas
- Partnerships with local organisations (Yunus Sports Hub, MakeSense, etc.)
Watch the opening ceremony of the Agora centre in Koumassi (video in French)
(source: Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Sport)
- A programme that benefits local communities in Côte d’Ivoire, in particular women and young people
- Nearly 5,000 jobs created in order to run the centres (approximately 50 per site)
- Improvement in health, education and social cohesion, and promotion of gender equality
- The first Agora centre was jointly funded by the Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Sport and the Private Sector Study and Assistance Fund (known as FASEP) of the French Government’s Treasury Department.
- Cost of one Agora centre: approximately €750,000
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