Ivory Coast

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BRIEF HISTORY OF THE PROJECT

Based on a request from the Ministry of Mines and Energy to Norwegian authorities, an OfD delegation visited Abidjan in the summer of 2008 where a programme was agreed upon. As a first step, a seminar on petroleum policy and resource management was organized in the autumn of 2008. In 2009 the Ivorian government requested a formalization of the cooperation into institutional cooperation with relevant Norwegian institutions.

 

Photo: Nancy Palus

Photo: Nancy Palus

 

ACTIVITIES IN 2010

The Minister of Energy and Mines headed a large Ivorian delegation visiting Norway during the Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) conference in Stavanger. The Minister was given an audience by HM King Harald. A meeting was held with the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Mr. Terje Riis-Johansen. Conferences were held with OfD and Petrad.

 

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2010

The delegation visit to Norway was the last activity undertaken in 2010. Further assistance was halted due to the social unrest which followed the presidential election.


06.07.2011