Côte d'Ivoire

General Information

Projects active & time of intervention

ABS Capacity Development Initiative - partner country

06/2019 – 03/2022

Why Côte d'Ivoire?

In March 2019, Côte d’Ivoire was selected as the ABS Capacity Development Initiative’s most recent partner country by the Steering Committee of the ABS Initiative. Key reasons for this choice include the strong political momentum to implement the Nagoya Protocol, the existence of a draft decree for the implementation, the importance of Côte d’Ivoire as a biodiversity hotspot in West Africa, the active research sector and the well-developed private sector.


The overall aim of the ABS Capacity Development Initiative’s work in Côte d'Ivoire is to support the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in all its dimensions. 

News feature on ABS in Côte d'Ivoire

© News Feature produced by the main national television channel, RTI 1 (Radio Télévision Ivoirienne 1) on the occasion of the awareness-raising and consultation workshop on the participation of local communities in the implementation of the ABS process in Côte d'Ivoire organised by the ABS Capacity Building Initiative in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development (MINEDD) in September 2021