Technical assistance in Cote D’Ivoire: Design and set-up of an environmental information system

As part of its technology transfer in Cote D’Ivoire, the CTCN helped to design and set-up an environmental information system with a focus on climate change. The system will monitor and evaluate national promotion policies for energy efficiency and renewable energy within industrial and transport sectors that are adapted to the needs of key stakeholders.


In Côte d'Ivoire, climate change is increasingly impacting economy and life at virtually all levels and in all sectors. In the search for solutions through effective climate adaptation and mitigation, as well as sound environmental management, the government, private sector and cooperation partners face a dispersion or unavailability of data on the environment. To address this challenge, the government of Cote d’Ivoire is developing an Environmental Information System (EIS), notably through a public investment programme, and has requested technical advice through the CTCN to strengthen the climate change components of this system. 

Technical Assistance Request 

Support the climate technology aspects of the preparation of the EIS project carried out by the government of Cote d’Ivoire and help guide actions of the team towards implementation of this project. The assistance has been conducted through a combination of desktop research and report, on site training of the national team and collaborative activities. 

CTCN Response 

• Identification of climate related indicators to be monitored by the information system 

• Support national stakeholders in the selection of appropriate software and technical equipment to measure data 

• Support stakeholders in identifying a climate relevant data collection strategy 

• Participate in various stages of Environmental Impact Assessment validation tools 

This assistance constitutes a basis for the national team to design and set-up their environmental information system with a focus on climate change that is adapted to the needs of key stakeholders. 

The system will ensure: 

• Availability and access of quality and  timely information on the environment and climate change for decision making 

•Improved visibility of the state of Côte d'Ivoire’s environment in the context of a changing climate 

• Greater coordination and planning ability in terms of climate change adaptation strategies and prioritization   

More about the technical assistance. 

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