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Tibu Africa and ESSEC Africa join forces to support social sports innovators in Africa.

Rabat, March 20, 2023, in the premises of ESSEC Africa, Mr. Hugues Levecq, Director General of ESSEC Africa, a prestigious school of excellence and actor in entrepreneurial training and social innovation and Mr. Mohamed Amine Zariat, Ashoka Fellow & Founding President of the NGO Tibu Africa, a national locomotive of development through sport, signed a partnership agreement as part of a pan-African program aimed at transforming young leaders with sports initiatives into social innovators in the field of development through sport.


“Driving sustainable change using sport as a vehicle in the African continent” is the vision carried by Tibu Africa and its academic partner ESSEC Africa who will be the lead on the pedagogical engineering and technical content creation for the pan-African program “63 African Sports Changemakers“, a new program initiated by the NGO Tibu Africa and with the support of several actors of the ecosystem at the continental and international level.


“We are very pleased to sign this partnership with Tibu Africa, an organization that shares our commitment to social innovation and development in Africa.

Sport is a powerful catalyst for social change, and this pan-African partnership will allow us to create innovative programs that will have a significant impact on local communities.

At ESSEC Africa, we believe that education and entrepreneurship are the keys to sustainable development in Africa. It is with great enthusiasm that we engage with Tibu Africa to provide young people with opportunities to learn and grow through sport. Together, we can strengthen civic engagement, social inclusion, and the well-being of youth across the continent. We are proud of this collaboration and look forward to working together to make a lasting impact in Africa,” said Hugues Levecq, Director General of ESSEC Africa.


“The signing of this partnership agreement with ESSEC Africa is part of our global vision: to become the locomotive of sport for development in Africa by 2030. I am delighted that we will be able to offer the young beneficiaries of the Pan-African program “63 African Sports Changemakers” training that will equip them with the 21st-century skills necessary to create integrated programs in their countries while positioning sport as an institutional and identity necessity in their countries.

We are looking forward to the start of the first learning expedition on the ESSEC Africa campus with the presence of 63 young leaders from the 54 countries of the African continent,” said Mohamed Amine Zariat, President of the NGO Tibu Africa.


Tibu Africa’s expertise in designing social solutions and socio-economic inclusion of youth and women through sport, combined with that of ESSEC Africa in entrepreneurship and social innovation, will ensure quality support to the beneficiaries of the pan-African program.


By signing this partnership agreement, ESSEC Africa and the NGO Tibu Africa reaffirm their determination to unleash the potential of young people and demonstrate the strength of their commitment on the continent within the framework of the implementation and success of the Pan-African 63 African Sports Changemakers program

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