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Ivory Coast

Present in the country since 2008, we work to support the population with educational projects, vocational training and work, support for micro-enterprises and farmers, and energy-generating and environmental activities.

AVSI Costa D'avorio 2016 By Marco Garofalo (10)

AVSI has been in the Ivory Coast since 2008, when we came to the country to replicate in Abidjan and Bouaké, alongside the American cooperation agency, USAID, the successful experience of a Ugandan project in support of orphans and vulnerable children.

This first project, which involved several local organisations (small NGOs and State social centres), was followed by a second, that began in late 2010 and involved more than 21,000 children, and a third, partly financed by the EU, which was aimed at improving the living conditions of 4,300 young people from the Abidjan suburbs through encouraging their active participation in Ivorian society.

In the period 2014-2016, AVSI has worked in a social integration program to promote the peaceful resolution of the conflicts between farmers and ranchers that for years have plagued the central areas of the country.