Additionally, two research teams presented their recent work to Abidjan-based policymakers and practitioners. During the 2020 election in Côte d’Ivoire, researchers from CERAP (Arsène Brice Bado) and UC Berkeley’s Center for African Studies (Leonardo Arriola, Justine Davis, Allison Grossman and Aila Matanock) developed a data collection initiative, supplemented by a peacebuilding program, aimed at documenting violence and promoting peace. In the second research presentation, EGAP member Jessica Gottlieb discussed a study that she and fellow EGAP member Claire Adida, along with their their co-author Richard Moussa, conducted with the National Democratic Institute (NDI). In this study, the researchers worked with NDI to evaluate the effectiveness of one of NDI’s digital literacy programs in Côte d’Ivoire–a program designed with the goal of reducing misinformation and polarization.
The event brought together Abidjan-based policymakers and practitioners from governmental organizations, international organizations, and local and regional civil society organizations. This event was featured on national television in Côte d’Ivoire.
Watch a news clip from the télévision nationale RTI 1 featuring the policy event (in French):
Watch a news clip from the télévision nationale catholique ECCLESIA TV featuring the policy event (in French):
Watch Leonardo Arriola introduce the EGAP West Africa Regional Hub (in English):
Watch Brice Bado introduce the EGAP West Africa Regional Hub (in French):