The Ivorian Civil Society Convention (CSCI) works to build the capacity of civil society in Côte d'Ivoire in order to better promote human rights, good governance, and development. The CSCI was established in 2003, and comprises 57 civil society organisations in Côte d'Ivoire.
The main achievements of the organisation include:
- Publication of analysis and proposals concerning the various stages of the Ivorian crisis and lobbying actions;
- Organising a West African civil society seminar on the Ivorian crisis;
- Submission to the African Union demanding in particular the involvement of civil society in the search for a solution to the Ivorian crisis and the holding of a National Dialogue Forum.;
- Participation in several national and international meetings on the Ivorian crisis;
- Intervening as mediator in social conflicts in Côte d'Ivoire.
Due to the independence that characterises its positions, the CSCI believes it has an appreciable strategic positioning. Through its members, it is represented throughout the country. It maintains good relations with the main Ivorian political parties and the Forces Nouvelles. The CSCI has very fruitful relations with the AU, UNOCI and UNDP.
At the international level, the CSCI maintains co-operative links with the French Platform for Côte d'Ivoire, made up of the following NGOs: CCFD, Frères des Hommes, ACAT, CARITAS, Catholic Relief, Survival and FIDH.