Success of the seminar on the consolidation of peace on Côte d'Ivoire

Over three days, between 27 and 29 September, experts from international organisations, foreign and African academics, politicians and civil society debated the outlook for peace in Côte d'Ivoire at the seminar "Conditions for the consolidation of peace in Côte d'Ivoire," organised by the ICIP in the country's economic capital, Abidjan. The seminar, which also involved the collaboration of the CERAP (Centre de Recherche et Action sur la Paix) and the University of Bouaké, was structured in five themed panels, covered from various perspectives. The debate analysed some of the structural causes of the conflict in Cote d'Ivoire, such as access to land ownership and the definition of Ivorian nationality, and other aspects such as the future of young people and the inclusion of ex-combatants. At the closing ceremony, the ICIP president Rafael Grasa committed the institute to continue working in the country's peace process, which has been under way since 2003. The next presidential elections, on 31 October, could be a significant step forward in this process.

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