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African Chess Confederation meeting in Nairobi

Nairobi was last month the centre of attention in the world of chess.  GM Victor Bologan who is the FIDE Executive Director & GM Al-Mudahka Mohd were in town for a meeting with the board of the African Chess Confederation.

Laico Regency Hotel was the venue for the meeting on 19th January 2019.

FIDE - ACC meeting in progress. Photo credit Chess Kenya/FIDE.
FIDE – ACC meeting in progress. Photo credit Chess Kenya/FIDE.

The FIDE meeting with ACC involved setting specific KPI’s and time lines for the various activities.  Other agreements included the development of a strategic plan and setting up of an operational secretariat.

FIDE also emphasised the need for increased transparency of officials, budget plans and compliance with international reporting standards.

Seated (Left to right): IA Dr Marouane Tabti, FIDE CEO – GM Victor Bologan, ACC President Lewis Ncube, GM Al-Mudahka Mohamed, IA Kezzie Msukwa. Standing (Left to right): Omer Abdalla Deab, Benard Wanjala (Host President), Joe Mahomole, IA Tshepiso Lopang, GM Slim Bouaziz, Ansumana Kamara, Phillip Ameku. Photo credit Chess Kenya/FIDE.
Seated (Left to right): IA Dr Marouane Tabti, FIDE CEO – GM Victor Bologan, ACC President Lewis Ncube, GM Al-Mudahka Mohamed, IA Kezzie Msukwa. Standing (Left to right): Omer Abdalla Deab, Benard Wanjala (Host President), Joe Mahomole, IA Tshepiso Lopang, GM Slim Bouaziz, Ansumana Kamara, Phillip Ameku. Photo credit Chess Kenya/FIDE.

The ACC budget is in the region of USD 300,000 with FIDE promising to support that with up to 90%.

FIDE will also sign agreements directly with federations with specific KPIs. These forms have already been circulated to individual federation. Development committee will then access each federation needs and provide support.

The meeting also reviewed reports from various zones and allocated tournaments to hosting countries up to 4years.  A few new tournaments were also proposed.

ACC also committed to ensuring the the remaining 7 countries from Africa become members of FIDE.

The officials also took time to meet up with Mr Douglas Moraa who is the CEO of Kenya Sports Academy.

Meeting at the Kenya Academy of Sports.  Photo credit Chess Kenya/FIDE.
Meeting at the Kenya Academy of Sports. Photo credit Chess Kenya/FIDE.

Links

FIDE website.