From July 15 to 16, 2021, The resort town of Grand-Bassam hosted the national workshop to commit to the Strategic Plan for Integration 2021-2025.
It was an opportunity for participants from the public administration, the private sector, the civil society and regional economic organizations, to work on the various fields of the Strategic Integration Plan 2021-2025.
Ms Yolande Tanoh, representing the Minister of African Integration, indicated at the opening of the proceedings that the Strategic Integration Plan is a governance tool that aims to consolidate the position of Côte d'Ivoire as a strategic lever of political, economic, social and cultural integration in the sub-region.
“We want to improve as much as possible this planning document for the next five years, taking into account the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the upsurge in violence at our various borders, the impact of clandestine migration with all its unnecessary loss of life,” she said.
The process of developing the Strategic Integration Plan was undertaken by the national office of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), under the leadership of Mr Alcide Djédjé, Deputy Minister in charge of African Integration.
Claude B Djaquis
Published on 21/07/2021