Global Money Week

2017 Ivory Coast Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
Ministère de l’Education Nationale, de l’Enseignement Technique et de la Formation Professionnelle (MENETFP)

Participating Organizations:
Orange Money
La Caisse d’Epargne
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EIC Corporation (ONG)
Association des Ecrivains de Cote d’Ivoire
Collège Moderne de Bingerville
Atlantique Bank
ONG Children’s Life (CHL)
Association des Slamers de Côte d’Ivoire
Inspection de l’Enseignement Préscolaire et Primaire de Bingerville
Lycée Garçons Bingerville
Lycée des Jeunes Filles de Bingerville
Lycée Classique d’Abidjan Cocody
Ecole Primaire Publique Application de Bingerville
Orphelinat de Bingerville
Groupe Scolaire Résidentiel
Groupe Scolaire Plateau
Lycée Technique d’Abidjan
Lycée Professionnel de Yopougon

The Financial Education Program of the Ministry of National Education, Technical Education and Professional Training, has always been very active in the field of education and financial inclusion for young people and adolescents in Ivory Coast. The Financial Education Program of the Ministry of National Education will lead this year again the Global Money Week in Ivory Coast.

For this occasion, several activities are planned to raise parents, teachers and students’ awareness, visits to banking institutions, the stock market and visit and animation of ‘bankers in classrooms’.

The innovations planned for the GMW 2017 will be the fair on Youth Finance, Youth Expression activity, the launch of SchoolBank, the launch of Axelle (online application Axelle, financial assistance that will help young people and adults monitoring their expenses, in real time, and their incomes in order to improve their financial health), and the competition of Slam about saving.

Several students, out-of-school youth, parents and teachers are expected to attend the celebration. Audio-visual media, written and online press will be fully associated with the event.

2016 Ivory Coast Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
Ministry of National Education

Participating Organizations:
Haute Autorité pour la Bonne Gouvernance
Regional Stock Exchange (La Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières de Côte d’Ivoire – BRVM)
Athea Group
La Caisse d'Epargne
La Société Ivoirienne des Banques
Orange Money
Lycée Classique d’Abidjan
Lycée Moderne de Divo
Lycée Moderne de Treichville
Ecole Primaire Publique Cocody Angré 1

Date of the event:
14th - 17th of March

Total number of children & youth engaged: 21 700
Total indirect reach: 33 000

Very active in the organization of GMW 2016, the Ministry of National Education of Ivory Coast, through its Programme Education Financière (PEF) and in collaboration with B2S and Athea Group, successfully perpetuated the annual participation of Ivory Coast in this worldwide event. Various activities for youth participants were planned in Abidjan during the Week.

On 14 March, street interviews collected the thoughts and knowledge of children, youth and adults on the topics of entrepreneurship, money and savings. The Lycée Classique d’Abidjan also held the event “A banker in my class-room” in the morning, where representatives from La Caisse d’Epargne visited the school to teach the youth about money, savings and the banking system. This activity was highly appreciated by the large crowd of students who received the opportunity to ask questions about banking services available for youth. As a result, the PEF wants to expand this activity to other schools in the future.

The official launch of Global Money Week took place on the 15 March, with the support of the Ministry for National Education. Representatives from the Ivorian High Authority for Good Governance, banking and telecom institutions, and hundreds of youth participants were present at this event. Piggy banks were distributed at this occasion to emphasize the importance of savings. The Lycée Classique d’Abidjan hosted various exhibition stands from La Caisse d’Epargne, La Société Ivoirienne des Banques and Orange Money, psychometric tests were offered by Athea Group to discover entrepreneurial potential, and animated discussion panels took place on the following exciting GMW topics: “Our relationship to money”, “Take part. Save smart”, "New technologies and the culture of saving" and “The contribution of the youth in the fight against corruption”.

A visit to the regional stock exchange (BRVM) allowed students to learn about the financial system, and youth participants were also able to open savings accounts in order to combine the awareness raising events of the Week with concrete improvements regarding their financial inclusion.

In addition, youngsters from the Codody Angré School and the Lycée Classique participated in drawing and writing competitions about saving. Furthermore, the finals of the regional entrepreneurship competition “Top School Project”, planned to coincide with the GMW, took place at the Lycée Moderne de Divo and the Lycée Moderne de Treichville, thus enhancing the entrepreneurial drive of their students.

2015 Ivory Coast Global Money Week

West Africa Financial Initiatives Group
Ministry of Economy and Finance
BCEAO Ivory Coast
Stock Exchange (La Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières de Côte d’ Ivoire – BRVM)
Date of the event:
9th - 17th of March
Number of children reached:

In Ivory Coast, West Africa Financial Initiatives Group under the aegis of the Treasury Department of the Ministry of Economy and Finance coordinated events for the celebration of Global Money Week 2015. West Africa Financial Initiatives Group is a financial education program of the Ministry of Education.

As part of the celebrations, 50 youth visited the Central Bank (BCEAO) and the Stock Exchange (La Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières de Côte d’ Ivoire – BRVM). Students from two education institutions (1 primary school and 1 Secondary school), participated in a conference and debated on the topic: Youth and Money- the need for financial education.


2013 Ivory Coast Global Money Week

Name of organizing entity - Ministry of Finance Ivory Coast
Partners - ECOBANK; L’Ardoise High School
Date of the event - 20th of March
Number of children reached - 50

The ceremony in celebration of Global Money Week took place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast at ECOBANK local branch in Cocody Cité des Arts. Fifty students from L’Ardoise High School, aged 10 to 17, led by their headmaster and M. DIAI, Coordinator of Financial Education Project at the Ministry of Finance, took part in the event.

The Manager of ECOBANK branch was pleased to welcome these visitors and explained to the students the benefits of saving account. He promised ten saving accounts for the school.

In the afternoon, M. DIAI gave a short presentation on Child and Youth Finance International Movement. He invited the Government of Ivory Coast to become a full partner of CYFI as the country could grow the opportunities of a real cooperation and assistance in the field of Child and Youth financial education.