On 22 March, Dakar will host the first edition of the Sport Impact Awards, a ceremony that will honour and reward people's commitment to development through sport.

More than a federating event, the Sport Impact Awards ceremony aims to encourage the sharing of experiences in order to replicate the best projects on a continental scale. It will be an opportunity to promote and reward the commitment of a selection of actors through the awarding of 10 trophies during this first edition: 

  • Best Sport & Inclusion Initiative
  • Best Sport & Education Initiative
  • Best Sport & Gender Initiative
  • Best Sport & Health Initiative
  • Best Initiative Sport & Innovation
  • Infrastructure of the Year
  • Public Action of the Year
  • Sport Competition of the Year
  • Sport Impact Leaders Project
  • Special Jury Prize

The event will be punctuated by an auction of collector’s jerseys and sports equipment donated by our Sport Impact Leaders. The funds raised from this auction will be donated to the organisation that wins the Jury’s Special Prize.

The Sport Impact Awards will be organised annually on a travelling basis, with a new city on the continent for each new edition. This first edition will take place in Dakar on 22 March 2022.