Provisional Spouses’ Programmes

27 May 2010 (First Day)

  • 09:00 – 10:30: Participation of spouses at the opening ceremony at the Hotel Ivoire Conference  Centre
  • 10:30 – 10:50: Departure for the Blokosso waterbus landing stage
  • 11:00 – 12:00: Lagoon guided tour:
    • Visit to the Autonomous Port of Abidjan
    • Visit to Billionaires’ Bay   
  • 12:00: Arrival at Boulay Island, welcomed by the local community, traditional entertainment, etc.
  • 12:20: Guided tour of Boulay Island’s tourist attractions
  • 13:00: Lunch outdoors on Boulay Island, entertainment provided by the Yakomin musical group, traditional dances of Boulay Island and a selection of modern Ivorian music on the shores of the lagoon
  • 16 :30: Departure from Boulay Island for Blokosso waterbus landing stage
  • 19:00 – 21:00: Joint reception of the Boards of Governors and the President of the ADB Group at the Hotel Ivoire skating rink


28 May 2010 (second day) 

  • 08:30: Departure (Hotel Ivoire, Pullman Hotel) for the Ivorian Museum of Civilisations
  • 08:50: Arrival at the Ivorian Museum of Civilisations
  • 08:50 – 09:50: Guided tour of the Ivorian Museum of Civilisations
  • 09:55: Departure from the Ivorian Museum of Civilisations for Abidjan City handicrafts centre
  • 10:15: Arrival at the Abidjan City handicrafts centre and  shopping
  • 11:15: Departure for Grand Bassam 40 Km from Abidjan
  • 11:50: Arrival at the Etoile du Sud Hotel in Grand Bassam
  • 12:00 – 14:50: Welcome by local authorities
    • Lunch
    • Visit and shopping at the artists’ exhibition in the lobby of the Etoile du Sud Hotel by the sea
  • 14:55: Departure for the Grand Bassam orphanage
  • 15:00: Arrival at the Grand Bassam orphanage, tour of premises
  • 16:30: Departure from the orphanage for the Grand Bassam artisanal village on the road back to Abidjan
  • 17:00: Departure for Abidjan
  • 17:30: Arrival in Abidjan (Hotel Ivoire, Pullman Hotel)
  • 20:00 – 23:20: Cultural Evening at the Cultural Palace