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Ivory Coast Raises Digital Awareness in West Africa Through ‘Responsabilité Numérique 225’

Ivory Coast has deployed a new strategy called ‘Responsabilité Numérique 225’. Led by Communication and Digital Economy Minister Amadou Coulibaly, the strategy will direct the responsible use of tech in West Africa. 

The strategy aims to revolutionise the way citizens interact and use social networks, promoting responsible and ethical use. It focuses on education, awareness-raising and encouraging innovation. This initiative positions Ivory Coast as a forerunner in digital awareness and education in West Africa.

Speaking at the press conference, Minister Amadou Coulibaly said: “This strategy is an important step in affirming Ivory Coast as a leader in the responsible use of digital technologies. We will create an environment of digital trust for all our citizens. Ivory Coast is pleased to take the lead in this initiative. By encouraging responsible use of social networks, we are taking a giant step towards a safer and more enlightened digital future for both our country and our region.”

Promoting the strategy through phases

The strategy positions the country as a model in promoting responsible and constructive use of social networks.

The communication strategy of the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy is based on several phases. This includes:

  • Education and awareness, with workshops, seminars and training courses. Citizens across the country will be educated on the importance of responsible use of social networks.
  • Skill building with training programs to enhance users’ skills in creating responsible content and using digital tools.
  • Community involvement, with the creation of an online platform. This will be in addition to the organisation of events to encourage the exchange of knowledge and the sharing of best practices in the use of social networks.
  • Innovation and creativity, with the creation of a support fund for start-ups and initiatives that contribute to the positive and responsible use of social networks.
  • And finally, the evaluation and continuous improvement phases. This will be based on an integrated evaluation process to measure the effectiveness of the strategy and make ongoing improvements.


  • Francis is a journalist and our lead LatAm correspondent, with a BA in Classical Civilization, he has a specialist interest in North and South America.

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