The right reasons to fund Sport for Development and Peace Initiatives (SDP). Reason 23: The subsoil of Qatar.
For the old physical education teacher who I am, Aspire Academy is a dream. I was able to skim it in 2013 and 2015, at the invitation of Doha GOALS, then the ICSS and UNESCO. Qatar's strategy is simple: fund its overall sporting strategy through subsoil revenues. Our organization then had as a socio-economic model to sign public-private partnerships with its member states. One of the objectives was the funding of youth sport, including the construction of sports academies for young people in Africa. Faced with the systematic refusal of the International Monetary Fund, an economist had recommended the solution to break the deadlock. Africa is full of minerals. Over the centuries, this subsoil has been plundered by the colonizing states, exploited by foreign companies, without the populations benefiting from this huge development potential. So, the subsoil was the only way for African states to regain control of their sustainable development. See next.