Paulin Claude Dahno : Ambitious Edile

Mayor of Attécoubé (district of Abidjan) since 2001, Mr. Paulin Claude Dahno rose in March 2019 to head the Union of Cities and Communes of Côte d’Ivoire (UVICOCI).

The  engineer by training has been able to climb the ranks in the municipal sphere of his country with high ambitions. Under his leadership was initiated the “Salon des Collectivités Locales” in 2019 and the second edition was held from September 29th to October 01st, 2022 in Abidjan. Opportunity for the mayor to make the case for the promotion and sustainable development of territories.  “Decentralization must no longer be a redundancy, but be effectively applied. The welfare state is a thing of the past! For this, local governments must think and innovate in order to become attractive economic poles by combining partnerships with the private sector for a sustainable local development. Also, the private sector should not be afraid to take risks to create this synergy,” said Paulin Danho.

During the month of September, the local mayor also carried out actions in his community Attécoubé.  In particular, towards women and traders of the landing stage. Indeed, on September 13th, 2022, to contribute to the financial empowerment of the women of Attécoubé, an official handover of COOPEC savings books for the women of Santé 3 worth 10,000,000 CFA francs was carried out. This is the first step in granting loans for the empowerment of women in the city. The other districts of the commune will also benefit from this support. One day earlier, the fishmongers of the Mohamed 5 fishing pier of Locodjro in the commune of Attecoubé received the visit of Mrs. Nassénéba TOURE, Minister of Women, Family and Children. In the presence of Paulin Claude Danho, Deputy-Mayor of the commune, municipal councillors, customary authorities and women’s associations. The objective of the visit was to exchange with the fishmongers on their working conditions and the prospects of possible improvements.

The youth were not left out, with the organization of the 9th edition of the gala dinner of excellence and merit. The city hall of Attécoubé was a partner of this event organized on September 10th, 2022, by the student and school association of the town of Attécoubé (AESCA) to reward the best pupils and students.

A man of ambition, Paulin Claude Dahno is also active at the international level. He has been elected vice president of UCLG Africa for the West Africa region since May 2022.  Before obtaining this position, Paulin Claude Danho and UVICOCI had actively contributed in the functioning of the political bodies of UCLG Africa as a member of the executive committee of the last mandate.

Express Bio

Engineer Sup Elec (France) and holder of a DESS in Automation and Industrial Computing, Paulin Claude Danho enters the government for the first time on July 10th, 2018 as Minister of Sports. Maintained in the government of Prime Minister Patrick Achi, he sees his portfolio change its name to Ministry of Promotion of Sports and Development of the Sports Economy.

But before his ministerial functions, Paulin Claude Danho was, since 1995, General Director and founder of Convergences Communication, a pan-African company specialized in consulting, marketing and multisectoral communication in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Deputy and mayor of the commune of Attécoubé (district of Abidjan) since March 2021 and March 2001, respectively, he had previously served as a municipal councilor, chairman of the Economic, Financial and State Affairs Commission (1990), and then as deputy mayor in charge of the budget, economic and financial areas (1995). Since March 2019, Paulin Claude Danho has held the position of President of the Union of Cities and Communes of Côte d’Ivoire (UVICOCI).

Paulin Claude Danho is Commander of the National Order of Côte d’Ivoire, Commander of the Order of Sports Merit of Côte d’Ivoire, Officer of the Order of Ivorian Merit of National Solidarity, Special Grand Prize of National Reconciliation.

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