Cote d’Ivoire: have formed their inter-agency task force chaired by the Ministry of Environment with the Ministry of Agriculture as Vice-President. These ministries will lead in mobilizing participation of other critical ministries as needed. A meeting of the Task Force is scheduled for August 2017. A schedule of meetings to ensure adequate engagement in cross-ministerial policy processes towards harmonization with the EBAFOSA end goal of sustainable agriculture led, clean energy powered agro-industrialization has also been agreed (two meetings annually).
- EBAFOSA Cote d’Ivoire has been included in the Côte d'Ivoire National Adaptation Plan (NAP) as a critical implementation framework to mobilize relevant policy actors needed to integrate adaptation into relevant sectorial policies. EBAFOSA Cote d’Ivoire will also ensure mobilization of ground actors with relevant ongoing initiatives that NAP can complement to ensure low-risk operational implementation f the NAP.
- EBAFOSA Cote d’Ivoire has mobilized researchers to build mutual partnerships and establish a Research and Development Unit. This is building capacity of youth to engage in the EBAFOSA strategic trajectory of clean energy powered agro-value addition & industrial zones in rural areas by involving young engineers and student engineers in research work towards developing and modernizing community clean energy solutions. Ongoing research is on solar cookers, driers among other critical agro-value addition equipment.