Support for Reviving the ERNWACA-CI during the Post-Election Crisis in Côte d'Ivoire

From its independence in 1960 until 1999, Côte d'Ivoire was one of Africa's most stable countries, experiencing continuous economic growth thanks to its many natural resources, agriculture in particular. However, 1999 marked the beginning of a long period of political crisis, and armed conflict following contested elections that resulted in extensive destruction of public and private infrastructure.

Educational and research institutions have been particularly affected by this destruction. Their administrative, educational, and research resources were looted, resulting in paralysis and closure of university campuses and research centres.

To address the crisis's adverse effects on education and research, efforts are currently being made by the government and university authorities to rehabilitate the infrastructure and resume academic institution activities. As part of this effort, the national coordination of the Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa in Côte d'Ivoire (ERNWACA-CI) is undertaking this project to rebuild its scientific and technical resources and revive scientific and research leadership activities on education-related issues in the country and within the regional ERNWACA. Particular attention will be given to examining the impact of the post-election crisis on the Ivorian education system, and in particular, education and training reforms, citizenship, democracy, and peace education in the post-conflict period.

Project ID


Project status


Start Date

Thursday, March 1, 2012

End Date

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


12 months

IDRC Officer

Godt, Sue

Total funding

CA$ 75,000


Ivory Coast, North of Sahara, South of Sahara

Project Leader

François Joseph Azoh


Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa

Institution Country

Ivory Coast

Institution Website