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The voice of scientific research at the highest summit of the state

Twelve members of the Committee on Research, Science, Technology and the Environment (CRSTE) visited the headquarters of the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire (CSRS) on 9th August 2018 for a scientific seminar aimed at presenting the responsibilities of the CRSTE with a view to future collaborations.  

In response to the invitation of the CSRS, the CRSTE through his president agreed to take part in one of the weekly scientific seminars taking place at CSRS. The seminar, which brought together nearly 60 participants, provided Mr Famoussa Coulibaly, President of CRSTE, with a platform to present his institution and the opportunities it offers to scientific research by significantly influencing national political choices.  

During his presentation, Mr. Famoussa reviewed the history of the creation of the CRSTE and the missions and various activities carried out to date. He particularly emphasized the principles of the legislative procedure, highlighting the mechanisms by which the CRSTE supports the National Assembly. The scope of the CRSTE is very wide, covering about 20 areas including environmental issues, urbanization and information and communication technologies. CSRTE is thus the voice of scientific research.  

Professor Inza Koné was very honored by the interest of the CRSTE in CSRS. Contributing approximately 20% of scientific production in Côte d'Ivoire, the CSRS is undoubtedly one of the most productive research institutes in Côte d'Ivoire given its modest size. With a strongly quality-oriented scientific productivity, oscillating between 90 and 100 publications per year, Professor Inza Koné expressed confidence in the potential of the CSRS with all national actors in scientific research, to contribute in synergy with the CRSTE and the development authorities of Côte d'Ivoire.  

The CRSTE is one of six Standing Committees of the National Assembly constituted in accordance with Article 13 of Resolution 006A of 1st June 2006. Its mission is among others to (i) evaluate public policies in environmental matter; (ii) carry out fact-finding missions and briefings on current issues; and (iii) study bills, draft resolutions and motions for resolutions relating to the environment, technology, etc. which are submitted to the National Assembly.

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