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Côte d’Ivoire: COCOFCI PUT HIS WOMEN ON A MISSION FOR RECONCILIATION

  
  
28-01-2020

There were thirty (30) women community leaders to commit to the settlement of the conflict in Côte d'Ivoire. This commitment was made at the end of the training session on "mediation and negotiation techniques to prevent and manage inter-community conflicts", organized from January 20 to 23, 2020 in Yamoussoukro by the United Nations System in Côte d'Ivoire in collaboration with the UNESCO Chair "Water, Women and Power of Decisions", through its instrument of acceleration of its Gender and Peace mission called Regional Community for Empowerment and Peace (Créa-peace).

This training session aimed to equip women community leaders with the skills required for mediation and conflict prevention.

Yamoussoukro district governor Augustin THIAM took the opportunity to invite the "now mediators" of CREA-PEACE to meet and speak to leaders and politicians about peace. “Politicians speak of peace. We the chefs are in the process of organizing ourselves to go talk to Bédié, Ouattara. (…) Why wouldn't this peace initiative come from you? We have never seen that in Ivory Coast that all the women in the number of 2000 or even 3000 organize themselves to go and speak to our politicians, "he wished.

On behalf of the United Nations System, Grâce KPOHANZOUNDE, Peace and Development Advisor for the United Nations System in Côte d'Ivoire, indicated that this activity is in line with the support for strengthening the national capacities of his organization in Ivorian government to meet the residual challenges, mainly related to reconciliation, social cohesion, governance and the reduction of social inequalities in a context of transition to peacebuilding. Before reaffirming the commitment of the United Nations to support all initiatives aimed at consolidating peace. "And it is indeed from the perspective and the mandate of the United Nations to continue to support this consolidation of peace that we are always there, at your side and particularly at your side Madam Minister to strengthen national capacities, to consolidate Peace in Ivory Coast… ”, she reveals.

For Euphrasie Kouassi Yao, Special Adviser to the President of the Republic in charge of Gender, "accompanying the brave women leaders, development champions and model women in the search for Peace is more than a priesthood. That is why, it is constantly developing within the UNESCO Chair in Water, Women and Power in Decision Making, a melting pot for excellence and innovation in programs based on a participative and inclusive approach. We have put in place the CREA-PEACE instrument to give action strategies to men and women in their legitimate quest for peace. "

Lucien AHOUSSI


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