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  • Ambassador McCulley presents an instrument during the handover ceremony (Dpt. of State)

    Musical Instrument Handover Ceremony

    It is my pleasure to be here today to participate in this handover ceremony with the Regional Center of University Works of Abidjan, or CROU-A. The presidential election in October is an important test for Côte d’Ivoire. The country has made a remarkable recovery since the crisis that followed the 2010 presidential election ...

  • 2015 AGOA Forum

    2015 AGOA Forum in Gabon

    On August 24-27, 2015, the government of Gabon and the United States will co-host the 2015 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Libreville, under the theme “AGOA at 15: Charting a Course for a Sustainable U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment Partnership.” ...

  • Jean Marc Toti Yale, representative of the NGO Education and English for You signing the  grants for the Special Self Help Program (Dpt. of State)

    SSH Signing Ceremony

    It has been almost two years since I arrived in Côte d’Ivoire and this is the second year when I am honored to sign the grants for the Special Self Help Program. I am happy to be here and to be able to do that, taking into consideration the importance of this program for communities ...

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  • Ambassador Terence P. McCulley  and the Governor of the Autonomous District of Abidjan during the signing ceremony (Dpt. of State)

    Signing of Memorandum of Understanding

    I would like to express my profound gratitude to the Governor, along with all his collaborators who engaged themselves fully in the development of the terms of this partnership, which resulted in this important project; a project that will serve without a doubt to strengthen the capacity of Ivoirian youth ...

  • Ambassador Bisa Williams during the conference (Dpt. of State)

    Ambassador Williams speaks about election

    Today I would like to discuss with you the importance of free, fair, and peaceful elections in democracy. I am delighted that we have an opportunity for Q&A as well, since what I want to encourage most of all in my remarks is participation! Democracy, when embraced, is an engine for stability ...

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  • U.S. Embassy Announces 2015 Special Self-Help Grant Recipients (August 18, 2015)

    ABIDJAN – The United States Embassy is pleased to announce the 2015 recipients of the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help program. The seven projects chosen will receive funding worth $54,000. The projects funded by this program will support community development throughout Côte d’Ivoire. Communities receiving funds through the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program are required to contribute in-kind to the funded project by providing support such as labor or materials. Since 1982, the U.S. Embassy has provided over two million dollars through the Special Self-Help Program to assist rural communities in Côte d’Ivoire ... 

  • Viewing Party for President Obama's Town Hall Speech with MWF Alumni (August 3, 2015)

    Four of Côte d’Ivoire’s 2014 Mandela Washington Fellowship alumni led an event in the Embassy for a diverse audience of youth leaders, students, and exchange program alumni surrounding the livestream of the President’s speech from Washington. Côte d’Ivoire has twelve Mandela Washington Fellows participating for 2015, three of whom will be continuing on to internships following the town hall which concluded the six week program ... 

  • Ivoirians experience positive impact from the Americans with Disabilities Act (July 22-29, 2015)

    U.S. Embassy Abidjan held three Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)- related activities to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this ground-breaking law, as well as several postings on social media. On July 22, the Information Resource Center held a panel discussion by disabled activists, including an educator, a CFO, a social entrepreneur and a PhD. student in human development. Sixty-five people attended, many of whom were also living with a disability and members of six different NGOs that advocate for the professional and social integration of disabled people ... 

  • Remarks of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Ceremony (July 27, 2015)

    This report is the product of really an entire year-long effort…And this report is important because it really is one of the best means that we have as individuals to speak up for adults and children who lack any effective platform whatsoever through which they are able to speak for themselves. Because of its credibility, this report is also a source of validation and inspiration to activists on every single continent who are striving to end this scourge of modern slavery ... 

  • Press Release : Opening of Seminar for Private Non-Commercial Radios Stations on Proper Media Coverage for 2015 Elections (July 21, 2015)

    ABIDJAN – In Grand-Bassam on Tuesday, July 21, the Embassy of the United States, in collaboration with the High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HACA), inaugurated a series of training workshops for private non-commercial radio stations. This program, managed by USAID/OTI through its partner CITI2, also initiates the distribution of posters and brochures with the rules that radio stations need to observe during this election season in accordance with their specifications ... 

  • Ambassador speech: Inaugural Workshop on Successful Election Coverage by Private Non-Commercial Radio Stations for the 2015 Election (July 21, 2015)

    Good morning. I am very happy to be with you today in Grand Bassam, such a historic city in Côte d’Ivoire. Thank you to so many of you for coming to this seminar, which is an important contribution to conducting a transparent, peaceful and inclusive election. I am here in order to demonstrate the strong engagement the United States has with the entire electoral process, especially the extremely important role of the media in this electoral period. Among all the media, radio plays a very important role, to inform, educate and increase awareness among local populations ... 

2015 SSH Signing Ceremony

  •  2015 Special Self-Help Grant Recipients with Ambassador Ambassador Terence P. McCulley (Dpt. of State)

2015 ADA Concert

  • Ivoirians experience positive impact from the Americans with Disabilities Act (July 22-29, 2015)

Conference on Election

  • Ambassador Bisa Williams during the conference (Dpt. of State)

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