ICA Cote D’Ivoire trains community development committees

Reintegration is now a reality because of the support of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the funding obtained by ICA Japan, for 585 youth at risk in Agnéby-Tiassa region. The ICA Cote D’Ivoire project, which will end on March 9, 2017, has been a success for a second year in view of the mobilization of our beneficiaries in the implementation of the programmed activities.

From the 17 to 21st. of January 2017 the project has been held under the supervision of Mr. Wayne, Co-Director of ICA-Japan, for community development training in the villages of N’gorankro, Niamanzra 1 and 2, Mure and Dey-Boguié. Its objective was to evaluate the activities planned in April 2016, by these villages, and to reactivate their action plans by giving priority to an activity to be carried out in year3. Information was given on the importance of setting up a community development committee, (CDC) as a tool for regulating and managing the various sub-projects.

From January 23th to 27th, 2017, Mr. Wayne Ellsworth provided the Technology of Participation (ToP) training to ICA CI staff to strengthen their capacities for implementation of the project and its good management. The mobilization of participants during these training days was effective in all villages, as we observed the presence of all age classes in the rooms. Also we recorded more than 50 participants in each village rather than the 40 people expected.

In order to allow beneficiaries of our project to get chicks quickly, we incubated 300 eggs of brown meat chicken on January 18, 2017. That will allow us to give chicks to the farm in Boka -oho on 07 February 2017. The laying hens will enter their laying period in February, so at each farm we recorded the average of 15 platelets of eggs per day. The chickens of the second cycle are finished now in all farms. The volaillers are on stage for the inception of their third cycle.

The beneficiaries of the village of Mure where the demonstration farm is installed are setting up nurseries of carrots, onions, peppers, and tomatoes crops, selected for experimentation in the February project. This implementation follows the development of Daisy flowers that went very well and compost production, which is an important factor in the demonstration that we want to make in this school.

This post was written for ICAI’s monthly bulletin the Global Buzz, February 2017.

  • JLStallman

    Great to see the progress of this project. And, it is as always inspiring to see how ICA Japan is able to support local projects throught their State Department funds.