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Team Ivory Coast

We area small group of young professionals passionate about making a difference in our country and committed to addressing global challenges.We generously volunteer ourtime to support PEP Africa’s mission. We work remotely, providing a cost-effective solution delivery model across our focus areas.

We oversee the utilization of donations, audit and control the organization’s financial records and policies, and ensure transparency and accountability to our supporters. Our team comprises a Country Lead (COL), Social Development (SoDET) Trainer, Program Administrator and Finance Officer (PAFO), Project Officer (PRO), Community Improvement Officer (CIO), Communications and Knowledge Manager (COMKnoM), and Youth Engagement Officer (YEO).

We present a life-changing opportunity to positively impact the lives of thousands of youths while experiencing human development and spirit. We are not only contributing to the mission of PEP Africa but also have the chance to advance our careers.

The Problems

  • Youth Unemployment and Underemployment: Ivory Coast has a large youth population, and many young Ivorians struggle to find stable, decent-paying employment opportunities. High rates of youth unemployment and underemployment contribute to economic insecurity, poverty, and social unrest. Limited job prospects and inadequate skills training and education exacerbate the issue, particularly in the formal sector.
  • Access to Education: While Ivory Coast has made progress in expanding access to education in recent years, challenges persist, particularly in rural areas and among marginalized communities. Issues such as inadequate infrastructure, teacher shortages, and low-quality education hinder young people’s ability to acquire the skills and knowledge needed for employment and personal development. High dropout rates and disparities in access to education further perpetuate social and economic inequalities.
  • Political Instability and Conflict: Ivory Coast has experienced periods of political instability and conflict, which have profoundly affected youth. The legacy of past conflicts, coupled with ongoing political tensions and security challenges in certain regions, undermines social cohesion, economic development, and youth empowerment efforts. Young people are particularly vulnerable to recruitment by armed groups and exploitation in conflict-affected areas.

Addressing these critical issues requires government, civil society, and the private sector to coordinate efforts. Strategies should focus on creating more job opportunities for young people, improving access to quality education and skills training, and promoting peace building and social cohesion. Additionally, investing in youth empowerment programs, entrepreneurship initiatives, and community development projects are crucial for supporting the well-being and future prospects of young people in Ivory Coast.

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