The Hoop Forum is the SEED Project’s annual event in Senegal that brings together nonprofits, corporations, and individuals that use sports as a tool for development across Africa. It is a four-day event for youths and guests to observe and participate in basketball camps, community engagement events, leadership & education workshops, cultural activities, and networking events. Participants will also be able to partake in excursions
Since 2002, approximately 4,000 youths have participated in Hoop Forum activities, over 500 basketball coaches have been trained at the event, and 20 basketball courts in Senegal have been refurbished. Contributing partners include the government of Senegal, the NBA, Nike, ContourGlobal, UN agencies and the Senegal Basketball Federation.
The Hoop Forum also serves as an opportunity for elite international basketball coaches and professional team personnel from the NBA and FIBA to work with the Senegal Basketball Community - uniting the nation’s top basketball talent and most influential coaches and administrators. With the launch of NBA Academy Africa in partnership with SEED, top young players and scouts across the continent may participate in the event, giving a new continental dimension.