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KICK-OFF WORKSHOP ON MAINSTREAMING GREEN GROWTH IN DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS IN COTE D’IVOIRE

On May, 6th, the Global Green Growth Institute and the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), organized the kick-off workshop on mainstreaming green growth in development projects and programs in Côte d’Ivoire.

The objective of this workshop was to officially launch the GGGI’s technical support, and more specifically to Inform participants on activities and objectives; Present the technical assistance green growth-related opportunities for Côte d’Ivoire; Present examples of GGGI’s similar technical assistance, Present the green growth models and index;  and Discuss the possibilities of green recovery linked to NDCs (climate ambitions of Côte d’Ivoire).

As part of the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement, Côte d’Ivoire has joined several initiatives including the Partnership for the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) or NDC Partnership, in 2017.

Thus, Côte d’Ivoire, through the Ministry of Economy and Finance, obtained technical support from the NDC Partnership in collaboration with Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), aimed at supporting the government in the formulation and implementation of development programs and policies taking into account Côte d’Ivoire’s climate ambitions. This support will enable Côte d’Ivoire to ensure the integration of Green Growth dimensions in its short, medium, and long term program.

This GGGI technical assistance also takes into account the current health context due to COVID19 by proposing policies and strategies focusing on the affected sector for a better green recovery.

The workshop was opened by speeches from Dr. Malle FOFANA, GGGI Country Representative, follow by M. Adama Coulibaly, Minister of Economy and Finance of Côte d’Ivoire.

                                                                                                                                   

Key presentations were made by Adam Ward, Principal Economist at GGGI on Examples of technical assistance already provided by the GGGI followed by Dr. Lilibeth Acosta, Principal Green Growth Specialist on Green Growth Models and the Green Growth Index. After these two presentations, Dr. Fabrice Ochou, National Economic Consultant presented GGGI assistance project on Green Growth in Côte d’Ivoire, and finally, the last presentation was made by Pr Kouassi Sylvestre, Head of the Prospective Studies Department at the Ministry of Planning and Development, on Socio-economic planning approaches in Côte d’Ivoire and opportunities to mainstreaming green growth.

After collecting suggestions from participants, the workshop was closed by Dr. Mallé who thanked the participants while reassuring them that GGGI is at the disposal of all stakeholders to support Côte d’Ivoire green growth transition.