The Operating Unit (OU) of the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA), Centre Ivoirien de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (CIRES) at the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Côte d’Ivoire is organizing a public seminar on the topic “Impact of the transition towards a green economy on employment and growth in Côte d’Ivoire”. The seminar, which will be held under the chairmanship of Prof. BAKAYOKO Ly Ramata, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Côte d’Ivoire , aims to share information with the public on research findings on the topic.
Date: Thursday, 13th April, 2017
Time: 9.00 am
Venue: Seminar room, CIRES
This project is addressing the issue of unemployment in Côte d’Ivoire and constraints related to the transition process to green economy. The preliminary results indicated that promoting investment in natural resources management (land and water) provides a sustained agricultural growth in the long term. However, reducing agriculture land for forestry will decrease contribution of the agricultural sector to GDP. At the same time, the green scenarios in the energy sector and waste recycling showed an increase in production and employment in the industrial sector. Investments in social sphere particularly in health and education, which will increase the labour force and the efficiency of labour, would improve labour productivity as well as production in agricultural and services sectors.
Centre Ivoirien de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (CIRES)
08 B.P. 1295 Abidjan 08;
Abidjan Cocody, Boulevard Latrille,
Près du Lycée Classique d’Abidjan.
Tel: +225 22-44-89-42 or 22-44-43-63
Fax: +225 22-44-08-29.