On April 28th, 2017 EBAFOSA Cote D'Ivoire convened all the bureau members and country focal points from all over the country to take stock of how they are implementing the EBAFOSA Cote D'Ivoire Action Plan.
The discussions centered around presentations by each of the bureau member on the elements of the action plans which dovetailed to actualizing the Cote D'Ivoire Vision 2020 and the Climate Change Nationally Determined Contributions.
At this meeting discussions and the strategy too expedite the establishment of the clean energy powered EBA agro-industrial zones by building on existing / established progress, the country presented the progress they have made with focus on optimizing Atteke (cassava) value chains by linking on-farm EBA production of cassava to clean energy value addition and other supply chains and this will be replicated to all the 52 regions of Cote D'Ivoir. To actualize this, Cote D'Ivoire EBAFOSA inter-ministerial task force will harmonize all their policies to ensure they complement this shared objective.
There was an EBAFOSA Cote D'Ivoire press conference to fully understand how harnessing inclusivity under climate change can be achieved to advance the EBAFOSA objective through Innovative Volunteerism. This was helpful to clarify how EBAFOSA is leveraging on this paradigm and how this is the needed impetus to achieve climate action and implement the SDGs for the collective benefit of all.