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04. CACDEC Statutes (Committee for Assistance to Chess Developing Countries)

  Approved by the Central Committee, 27 September 1975 in Oosterbeek, Netherlands. Amended by the 1987, 1993, 1995 & 1996 General Assemblies.

FIDE shall have a permanent Committee for Assistance to Chess Developing Countries under the Development Commission.


The Committee shall consist of a Chairman, a Secretary and the required number of additional members. The members shall elect an Executive Board.


The aim of the Committee shall be to promote chess in the chess developing countries.


To further this aim the Committee shall

  1. evaluate the existing needs
  2. create a fund to finance its projects
  3. furnish literature, chess sets and other chess equipment
  4. (GA '96) assist in the organization of chess courses, seminars and simultaneous exhibitions, in particular together with a FIDE event organized by a CACDEC federation.
  5. assist in the organization of teachers' training courses
  6. promote a system whereby players and officials get opportunities for international practice.

The Committee shall give every assistance possible wherever needed. (GA '95)


The projects presented by the national federation should be sent to the Zone and Continental Presidents concerned.


The projects should be analysed by the concerned committee and then be approved by the Development Commission.


The resources for the projects shall come from CACDEC.


The federations asking for Development Commission assistance should not be in arrears with FIDE.


If the federation had received any previous help from FIDE, they should explain how this help has worked.


The list of CACDEC countries will be divided into three levels (see annex).


The funds of the Committee shall be administered by the Treasurer of FIDE.


These funds can be used for CACDEC purposes upon joint decision of the Chairman and the Secretary, and with the approval of the FIDE President.


8. Once a year the Development Commission shall give a report of its activities to the General Assembly.

Levels of CACDEC Federations

Level 1:
Federations with technical and financial needs:
Level 2:
Federations with some technical level but with financial needs:
Level 3:
Federations with technical needs:
  1. Antigua
  2. Afghanistan
  3. Belize
  4. Bolivia
  5. Burkina Faso
  6. El Salvador
  7. Ethiopia
  8. Fiji
  9. Gambia
  10. Ghana
  11. Guyana
  12. Jamaica
  13. Kenya
  14. Kyrgyzstan
  15. Mali
  16. Mauritania
  17. Mauritius
  18. Madagascar
  19. Mongolia
  20. Myanmar
  21. Namibia
  22. Nepal
  23. Papua New Guinea
  24. Palestine
  25. Panama
  26. Senegal
  27. Seycheles
  28. Sri Lanka
  29. Syria
  30. Sudan
  31. Tajikistand
  32. Trinidad & Tobago
  33. Tanzania
  34. Yemen
  35. Zaire
  36. Zambia
  1. Albania
  2. Angola
  3. Bangladesh
  4. Dominican Rep.
  5. Guatemala
  6. Nigeria
  7. Nicaragua
  8. Paraguay
  9. Uganda
  10. Vietnam
  1. Bahamas
  2. Bahrain
  3. Barbados
  4. Bermuda
  5. Botswana
  6. Britsh Virgin Islands
  7. Brunei
  8. Cyprus
  9. Guernsey & Jersey
  10. Faroe Island
  11. Jordan
  12. Lebanon
  13. Macau
  14. Malta
  15. Netherlands Antilles
  16. San Marino
  17. South Africa
  18. Syria
  19. U.S.Virgin Islands
  20. Zimbabwe

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