EAWF Invited Mariatou Koné
Cote d'Ivoire politician to share the experience of implementing projects
In her political career Mariatou Koné found ways to solve many issues of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire. She always gave priority to the vindication of the rights of women. Today, Mariatou Koné holds the office of Minister for Solidarity, Women and Child Protection. The politician is to participate in the Second Eurasian Women’s Forum, where she will share her experience in implementing social projects in her country.
Prior to becoming the Minister, Mariatou Koné served as the Technical Advisor in charge of social issues to the Minister of State, Minister of Planning and Development, as Director General of the National Social Cohesion Programme and as Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Reconciliation and Compensation of Victims. Peace and reconciliation matters are paramount for the politician.
Mariatou Koné was elected Director of the Institute of Ethnosociology, making her the first Ivorian woman to be elected to that position. The Institute studies the social aspects of the development of various ethnic groups.
She sits on the board of several international organizations, such as LandNet West Africa, the UNESCO World Food Chair, and a host of other sociological organizations.
Anna Repina, Eurasian Women's Community Information Agency