Photo: from left to right: Marie-Jo GOEDERT, CTI Executive Director, Pr. Jean Sylvain BONNY, DGQE Director General of Quality and Evaluations, Fabrice LOSSON, CTI Vice-President, Dr. Alain SANOGO, DGQE Director of Quality Assurance and Standards, Coline LORANG, CTI Audit Process Manager, Mr. Benjamin ANON ANTOU, DGQE Research Officer.
An first contact between the CTI and the General Directorate for Quality and Evaluations (DGQE) of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Ivory Coast had been established in October 2018 on the occasion of a symposium organised by the French Development Agency (AFD), the CTI and Hcéres in Abidjan under the aegis of the Ivorian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and with the support of the C2D programme (contract for debt reduction and development) and the French Embassy. The aims of the conference were to take stock of quality assurance in higher education and to review the challenges and prospects in the West and Central Africa and Sahel sub-region. The symposium led to the drafting of a strategic memo by the three French partners.
On 25 May 2022, the CTI welcomed a delegation from the DGQE of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, whose aim was to renew exchanges in the context of the imminent creation of a quality assurance agency in Côte d’Ivoire.
The delegation, made up of Pr Jean Sylvain BONNY, Director General of Quality and Evaluations, Dr Alain SANOGO, Director of Quality Assurance and Standards, and Mr Benjamin ANON ANTOU, Research Officer, was welcomed to the CTI by Fabrice Losson, Vice-President, Marie-Jo Goedert, Executive Director, and Coline Lorang, Audit Process Manager.
Dr Alain SANOGO had taken part in three CTI evaluation processes in Ivory Coast in the spring of 2022 as a local expert, and had been able to familiarise himself with the CTI procedures. The delegation from Ivory Coast and the CTI expressed their satisfaction with this 1st concrete cooperation, which had proved mutually beneficial and demonstrated mutual trust.
Both parties expressed their willingness to continue the cooperation by signing an agreement as soon as the future agency is set up in Côte d’Ivoire.