Ministry of Waters and Forests (Cote D'Ivoire)

Presentation The first efforts to establish a genuine Forest Resources Administration in French-speaking African countries date back to the end of the 19th century, although there have been many attempts since the 18th century.In Côte d'Ivoire, the Administration des Ressources Forestières Waters and Forests as a Service has existed since the decree of July 20, 1900 instituting the Forest Regime. Initially attached to the General Directorate of Economic Services of the General Government of Dakar, this Service has passed, on the eve of the Independence of the Coast of Ivory Coast, with the 1957 Framework Law, under the supervision of the State Secretariat for Agriculture and Cooperation. Since the country's accession to national and international sovereignty, the Service des Eaux et Forêts has undergone an evolution made of continual changes of structures and guardianship; Thus, we can note the following evolutions: 1961 to 1971: Department of Waters, Forests and Hunting within the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation and then the Ministry of Agriculture; 1971 to 1974: Two State Secretariats, one at the National Parks and one at the Reforestation; 1974 to 1976: A Ministry of Water and Forests and a State Secretariat for National Parks; 1976 to 1977: A Ministry of Water and Forests and a Ministry of Nature Protection and Environment (National Parks); 1977 to 1981: Ministry of Water and Forests; 1981 to 1983: A Ministry of Water and Forests and a Ministry of the Environment; 1983 to 1986: Department of Water and Forests within the Ministry of Agriculture and Waters and Forests; 1986 to 1989: Ministry of Water and Forests; 1989 to 1990: Ministry of Agriculture and Waters and Forests; 1990 to 1998: Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources with, from 1991, creation of a General Directorate of Water and Forests; 1998 to 1999: Ministry of Environment and Forestry (abolition of the Directorate General of Water and Forests); From January 2000 to January 2001: Ministry of Construction and Environment (no Directorate General of Water and Forests) then Ministry of Environment, Water and Forest (at the advent of the Second Republic ); From January 2001 to December 2005: A Ministry of Water and Forests with the creation, again, of a Directorate General of Water and Forests and a Ministry of the Environment and Living Environment with within it the National Parks. From December 2005: A Ministry of the Environment, Water and Forests whose organization chart is under development.
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  • Cote d Ivoire (headquarters)
  • Abidjan
  • Plateau Cité Administrative, Tower D 19th floor