An important part of moving past conflict is a process of reconciliation in which groups that once fought against each other find ways to participate in a united society. USAID supports this process by funding messages of peace from leaders and the media. We work to encourage the participation of young people and women, traditionally left out of such activities, in building a more peaceful and inclusive society. Civil society groups are key partners in this effort./p>
USAID/OTI launched the Côte d’Ivoire Transition Initiative (CITI) program in September 2011 after post-election violence which claimed 3,000 lives and displaced hundreds of thousands of others. Côte d’Ivoire has made enormous progress in its transition to peace and stability after over 10 years of civil conflict, but it faces a critical test as the October 2015 presidential elections approach. These presidential elections — the first since the violence in 2010 — have the potential to exacerbate enduring tensions around nationality and identity, which have led to violence in the past.
USAID/OTI’S ROLE IN COTE D’IVOIRE
Last updated: January 21, 2016