KOUAKOU Jérôme Konan Ivory Coast Sociologie

Centre de Recherche pour le Développement (CRD) de l’Université Alassane Ouattara de Bouaké (UAO, Côte d’Ivoire)

Country whose economy is based on agriculture, Ivory Coast faces intercultural relations deterioration since more than two decades. They deteriorated especially since the post-electoral crisis caused interethnic conflicts, including in Guemon and Cavally areas where the confrontations were more violent and murderous.

The need for attenuating the tensions led to the implication of several actors – including humanitarians – in social cohesion actions. But, after five years of activities, the results are mixed because one another’s wills seem upset by the protagonists sensitivity about the land question.

Les Papiers de la Fondation

Humanitarian actors in Ivory Coast and intervention strategies