Environment and development
in coastal regions and in small islands
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The Republic of Côte d’Ivoire

Five specialists from the Côte d’Ivoire attended the Programme on Man and the Biosphere (MAB) co-sponsored ‘Regional Conference on Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development’ (Dakar, Senegal, October 1996). Sixty eight scientists, managers, students and journalists attended a workshop (co-sponsored by CSI, MAB and the World Heritage Committee, WHC) on ‘Awareness-building and Training on Biodiversity Conservation in Natural World Heritage Sites of West and Central Africa’ (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, June 1996). Three specialists from the Republic contributed a paper to ‘Mangrove Ecosystem Studies in Latin America and Africa’ (UNESCO, 1997). One specialist from the Côte d’Ivoire completed a study on sedimentological and mineralogical characteristics and the origin of the beach sand from the mouth of the Cassandra and Bandama Rivers. An expert from the Côte d’Ivoire attended a regional workshop held in Togo on the ‘Methodology of Data Collection for Coastal Management’ in February 1998. An expert from the Côte d’Ivoire attended a workshop held in Maputo in July 1998 which was organized jointly with the Communication and Education Sectors, and the UNESCO Dakar, Maputo, Nairobi and Pretoria Offices as part of the ‘Pan-African Conference on Sustainable Integrated Coastal Management (PACSICOM)’. The proceedings of the workshop: ‘The Role of Communication and Education for Sustainable Coastal Development’ was published as CSI info 7 in English and French. A student from the Côte d’Ivoire attended one of the ‘UNESCO Chair in Integrated Coastal Management and Sustainable Development’ courses, given at the University of Dakar, from January to November 1999. One person from the Côte d’Ivoire attended an international seminar on ‘Développement Urbain Durable en Zones Côtières / Sustainable Urban Development in the Coastal Zones’ held in Mahdia, Tunisia, in June 1999. A report on the seminar was published as CSI info 8 (2000) ‘Développement Urbain Durable en Zone Côtière. Actes du Séminaire International’.


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