(Ecofin Agency) - In Cote d’Ivoire, the Peace Action and Research Center of Abidjan-Cocody (CERAP) has carried out in partnership with Animation rurale de Korhogo (ARK) a pilot project which aims at experimenting inclusive land governance in the country.
The project was financially backed by France and International Ngo, CCFD-terre solidaire: “After more than a year, we reached agreements, partnerships, conventions and standard models for contracts on which light must be shed so that documents exchanged by communities can be put in application,” Fraternité Matin was told by CERAP’s coordinator, Achille Gnoko.
Besides wishing to effectively end land conflicts between rural communities, the projects’ leaders also want to boost land tenure.
“The project helped clear all challenges related to the poor knowledge of the 1998 Act on rural land in order to get proposals that will ensure a sustainable peace. The next step is to initiate stage 2 of the project to approve preliminary agreements for leaders to use them to improve land management in Cote d’Ivoire”, said Coulibaly Emmanuel, representative of the ARK. Fraternité Matin notes that the Association in support of self-promotion of urban sanitation (ASAPSU) and Inades-formation also took part to the project.