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The Role of Cote d'Ivoire's National Assembly in Delivering Democracy and Accountability

Chatham House, London


Kigbafori Guillaume Soro, President, National Assembly of Côte d'Ivoire
Fofana Nossamba Mondeny, Member, Rassemblement des Républicain (RDR) Parliamentary Group
Francis Desclercs, Quaestor, Côte d'Ivoire
Delly Mamadou, President, Union pour la Démocratie et la Paix en Côte d'Ivoire (UDPCI) Parliamentary Group, Côte d'Ivoire
Saraka Konan Adolphe, President, Dialogue Parliamentary Group, Côte d'Ivoire
Johnwan Téké Norbert, President, Hope Parliamentary Group; Member, Parliamentary Group on UK-Côte d'Ivoire
Chair: Michael Keating, Associate Director, Research Partnerships, Chatham House


Côte d’Ivoire emerged from a decade of instability to a period of unprecedented economic growth, averaging above 8 percent.

However, despite reconciliation efforts, the country remains largely divided. The Ivorian government will need to prioritize political reconciliation, restrictions on the influence of the security forces in political life and initiatives to ensure that economic development are inclusive.

This cross-party parliamentary delegation from Côte d’Ivoire will discuss progress in establishing democratic governance and accountability, and will examine the National Assembly's role and contribution in addressing economic, social and political challenges.