The caravan was in Abidjan, Ivory Coast from 17-19 September, in Accra, Ghana from 20-21 September, in Lome, Togo, 22-27 September and in Cotonou, Benin, from 28 -30 September.
In Abidjan, the caravan was received by the President of “ECOWAS Diaspora” Mr. Don Alexander, and Mr. Joseph Léon Ebagnerin Leon, General Secretary of the General Union of Workers of Cote d'Ivoire - UGTCI.
The General Secretary of UGTCI, Mr. Ebagnerin Joseph and his colleagues welcomed the caravan and put resources at their disposal for 72 hours. During the meeting, Mrs. Mariatou Guiehoa, Deputy General Secretary of the UGTCI stressed that the promotion of the informal sector is part of the new vision of UGTCI.
In Lomé: the caravan was received by the Consul of Senegal in Togo and the Trade Union Confederation of Workers CSTT-Togo as well as FAINATRASIT and SYVEMACOT, the two StreetNet affiliates. On 23rd September, together with the Consul of Senegal in Togo, the caravan attended the StreetNet Regional Seminar on strengthening the focal point in West and Central Africa. Issues discussed concerned the work of StreetNet in the SADC region in partnership with SATUCC, and the work in the ECOWAS region.
In Cotonou: the caravan arrived on 28th September where it was received by Mrs. Chodaton, General Secretary of SYNAVAMAB, on behalf of the two StreetNet affiliated organisations in Benin.