The immersion program in the United States of America “International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) 2020” ended on Thursday September 17, 2020. Started on August 17, 2020, this prestigious and selective program initiated by the State Department in collaboration with US Embassy in Cote d’Ivoire, had the participation of ten (10) Ivorian civil society organizations. These are precisely people from the media, religion, and civil society organizations. The IVLP 2020 program was virtual and focused on “democracy and electoral processes”. It was about capacity building and experience sharing on the socio-political situation of Cote d’Ivoire and the United States. To this end, visits were made to Washington DC, seat of the US government, Manchester the largest city in the state of New Hampshire, and Detroit the largest city in the state of Michigan. The visits have benefited the functioning of the US government, the political system of democracy and the electoral processes in the United States alongside those in Cote d’Ivoire. For His Excellency Mr. Richard Bell, Ambassador of the United States of America to Cote d’Ivoire, “Democracy is the best form of government because it allows peaceful regime change and respect for individual freedoms. Democracy wants power to be limited, tempered …” In addition, the participants met politicians, representatives of the Republican and Democratic parties, the Dearborn police, women from American civil society (League of Women Voters and New American Leaders), Journalists ( Bridge), Communicators (LG Communication). Meetings with American families provided an understanding of the vastness and diversity of the United States. This rich program allowed participants to be even better equipped to better invest in peacekeeping, peacemaking and peacebuilding activities in Cote d’Ivoire.
PLANETE PAIX Gbêkê, represented by the Vice Country Champion, Regional Champion Gbêkê and her Regional Secretary, took part in the presentation ceremony of the Roadmap for Sustainable Mobility in Cote d’Ivoire on Saturday, September 19, 2020. The ceremony was the initiative of the African Mobilities Observatory. It was held in the city of Bouaké, at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Many panelists communicated among them Professor KOUASSI kouamé Sylvestre (Director of the Observatory of African Mobilities), Mr. GAHIE Aristide (Consultant for the development of the presentation of the Sustainable Mobility Roadmap-Côte d’Ivoire); Mr. SAKO Brahima (Regional Director of Transport), Mr. N’GUESSAN Ferdinand (Director of Housing and Urban Planning at the Town Hall of Bouaké) and Mr. ATTA (Bouaké Green City Decentralized Cooperation Project). The meeting offered the opportunity to present the vision for 2050 of Mobility as defined by national stakeholders and to gather the expectations of local stakeholders.
The workshop recorded the presence of the Mayor of the city of Bouaké, religious leaders, civil society organizations, the police headquarters, the police, the gendarmerie, and research professors.
Regional Secretary Gbêkè.
Invited by the State Secretariat for Civic Engagement, as part of its activities to promote citizenship and civic engagement, PLANETE PAIX COTE D’IVOIRE took part on Thursday, September 17, 2020, in the auditorium of the National Library, in Abidjan in Plateau, at the commissioning ceremony of the Abidjan volunteers.
The Secretary of State for Civic Engagement awarded some thirty young people who served their communities with Civil Society Organizations as volunteers.
The Secretary of State for Civic Engagement, through his chief of staff, took the opportunity to come back to the meaning of civic service and volunteering.
Miss Hermance Oulaï
On Tuesday September 15, 2020 from 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., an activity dedicated to women was held in the auditorium of the CNPS located in Plateau. This activity called “The morning of Associative Feminine Activism” is a door that the gender unit of the Ministry of Youth Promotion and Youth Employment opens to young women in order to be strongly represented or to be manager of association. Centered on the theme “young women and associative commitment”, the various panelists urged us to get out of our comfort zone and to train in order to deserve our place in society. The panelist Ms. Madia Bamba recommended that “women get out of the logic of chances”. She also recalled that involvement in community life is a civic duty insofar as by serving others we serve our homeland. As for Ms. Mariam Doumbouya, in a way, she displayed the advantages of associative involvement, being itself a living testimony. The second sub-theme presented by Ms. Carelle Goli reminds us that we must fight against stereotypes. That we must train repeatedly and she has not failed to encourage women to master digital technology in order to be indomitable and increase our areas of expertise. In addition, there was a real interaction between the speakers and the participants. In response to the question of PLANETE PAIX Representative Miss Hermance Oulaï: “What are the necessary criteria to have a good project?”, the panelists indicated that the best project is the one that meets a need or some problem in our community.
The activity ended with a family photo after several other questions.
Miss Hermance Oulaï