Côte d’Ivoire

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Natural resources include petroleum, natural gas, diamonds, manganese, iron ore, cobalt, bauxite, copper, gold, nickel and tantalum. Vanco, Lukoil and Petroci started exploration on an offshore oil block in early 2011.

EITI status – Compliant Country
Visit Côte d’Ivoire’s EITI country page

Contact
Michel Yoboue, National Coordinator
Tel: +225 07 62 35 29
Languages spoken by this contact: French

About the campaign

PWYP Côte d’Ivoire was launched on 26 April 2007. It has local committees in production area in the country: Jacqueville (oil and gas), Grand Lahon (oil, gas and manganese), Angoria (gold), Bondoukou (manganese).

Among its various activities, the coalition works on disseminating the information contained in EITI reports and on raising awareness among communities of extractive revenues so that they are better equipped to demand accountability as to how these are spent. The coalition works with local communities, particularly those in producing regions.

Recent activities

17 September 2012 – As part of the celebrations for PWYP’s ten year anniversary, each coalition was asked to draw up a poster of their achievements. Côte d’Ivoire produced this poster.

24 April 2012 – With experts, consultants and members of civil society, PWYP Côte d’Ivoire translated the contents of the 2008, 2009 and 2010 EITI reports into cartoon form, to make them more easily accessible by local communities. As well as focusing on the contents of the report, participants at the workshop examined the governance of the extractive sector in Côte d’Ivoire as a whole. Download the booklet.

17 March 2012PWYP Côte d’Ivoire organised a workshop to disseminate the simplified EITI reports of 2008, 2009 and 2010. Through this workshop they were able to improve local communities’ understanding of EITI and gauge the existing levels of knowledge of the initiative.

29 December 2011PWYP Côte d’Ivoire organised a workshop for the efficient and responsible management of extractive revenues for the reduction of poverty and sustainable development in the country. There were more than 40 representatives from CSOs in attendance. Several objectives were realised through this workshop, including:

  • A series of recommendations were drawn up to re-energise and accelerate the implementation of EITI, so that Côte d’Ivoire could reach compliant status.
  • Participants drew up a memorandum of civil society containing recommendations for an effective management of extractive revenues to reduce poverty in Côte d’Ivoire.

Coalition members

Social Justice,
MIDH (Mouvement Ivoirien des Droits Humains),
GRPIE (Groupe de Recherches et de Plaidoyer sur les Industries Extractives),
AFJCI (Association des Femmes Juristes de Côte d’Ivoire),
CADES (Centre d’Actions pour le Développement Social),
GDDH (Genre Développement et des Droits Humains),
ADC-CI (Aide Assistance et Développement Communautaire en Côte d’Ivoire),
LIDHO (Ligue Ivoirienne des Droits de l’Homme),
CREFDI (Centre de Recherches et de
Formation sur le Développement Intégré)
Y0WLI (Young Women Leadership Institute)