The Québec Government Office in Abidjan assures a permanent government presence with Côte d’Ivoire leaders and works to develop long-term relations with the country.
It promotes Quebec’s expertise in priority sectors for Côte d’Ivoire, especially in education, professional and technical training, the environment, agriculture, infrastructure, institution building and state modernization.
The Québec Government Office in Abidjan fosters the success of Québec companies and organizations wishing to position themselves in Côte d’Ivoire and English-speaking countries in West Africa.
Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Nigeria.
Promote Quebec’s expertise in priority sectors for the territory, particularly in education, technical and professional training, food safety, sustainable development, agriculture, infrastructure, institution building and state modernization.
Present and promote all aspects of Québec to its clienteles in the territory by disseminating information and providing advice.
Coordinate public affairs and educational activities.
Support Québec international cooperation organizations working in international solidarity.
Siasia Morel assumed the duties of Director of the Québec Government Office in Abidjan in November 2017. He has over ten years of experience with the Québec Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie. He has held several strategic positions at the department’s headquarters and abroad, including Government and Public Affairs Officer at the Québec Government Office in Dakar. It was in that capacity that he structured and launched the office’s activities.
Mr. Morel has gained extensive experience in Africa in organizing large-scale missions, particularly through his role as mission head for the Government of Québec for the 14th and 15th Francophonie Summits, which took place respectively in Kinshasa, in 2012, and Dakar, in 2014.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Laval University and a graduate degree in public affairs and representation of interests granted jointly by the Political Science Institute of Bordeaux (Science Po Bordeaux) and Laval University. Mr. Morel also has a strong interest in international project management, and holds a certificate in advanced project management from Stanford University in Palo Alto.