From October 13th to 14th, 2022, GGGI in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MINEDD) and Bocanda Mayor Office held a consultation workshop on the development of the green city strategy for Bocanda.
The workshop was attended by more than 40 participants from various technical departments of the public sector of the city, civil society, and the private sector.
The objectives of this event were to: 1) Train stakeholders on key concepts related to green cities, tools for collecting information and prioritizing projects and programs; 2) Set up working groups with the different sectors to discuss priority actions for each sector; 3) Report back on the results of the working groups; 4) Present the next steps.
The workshop started with a traditional ceremony conducted by Bocanda’s village chief followed by a welcoming remark from the resident Mayor of the commune of Bocanda, Mr. Julien Kouadio, who thanked the participants, MINEDD and the GGGI for having chosen his city.
Mr. Coulibaly Siriki, representing GCF’s NDA, Colonel Yao Marcel, welcomed the initiative and congratulated the hard work of the mayor, thanked the GGGI and conveyed the greetings of MINEDD.
Dr. Nicaise AMAN, representing Mrs. Olola VIEYRA, GGGI Resident Representative, thanked the participants for their commitment and praised the commitment of the mayor’s office through the preliminary work of preparing the workshop.
Dr. Nicaise AMAN provided information on the project background and justification, objectives, key deliverables and short-term next steps. Dr. OCHOU Fabrice, consultant for the development of the strategy began by strengthening participants on key concepts related to green city and benefits of having this strategy. He then presented the different tools for information collection to the participants.
At the end of the event, Mr KOUADIO Julien, resident mayor of Bocanda, provided his Closing remarks by thanking the participants for their commitment towards the development of their city.