Global civil society activity in Cotonou, Benin

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Cotonou is the largest city and economic centre of Benin. Its official population count was 761,137 inhabitants in 2006; however, some estimates indicate its population to be as high as 2.4 million. The population in 1960 was only 70,000. The urban area continues to expand, notably toward the west. The city lies in the southeast of the country, between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Nokoué.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

20 years

Cotonou is ranked #316 over a 20 year period,
with 118 meetings since 1998.


Cotonou is ranked #184 in 2018, with 8 meetings.

Organizations based in Cotonou

African Fund for Guarantee and Economic Cooperation Est. 1977

Société Ouest Africaine de Gestion d'Actifs Est. 2001

Centre Afrika Obota Est. 1989

Solidarity Among Children in Africa and the World Est. 1987

International Foundation for Economic and Social Development Est. 2001

Study and Research Group on Democracy, Economic and Social Development in Africa Est. 1990

West African Association for Environmental Assessment Est. 2002

Africa Microfinance Network Est. 2000

Biological Control Center for Africa

African Cotton Association Est. 2002

Bâtisseurs pour le développement en Afrique

West African Power Pool Est. 1999

African Civil Service Observatory Est. 1991

African University for Cooperative Development Est. 1967

Association of African Managers and Partners of Roads Est. 1995

Union of African Karatedo Federations Est. 1987

Association des pédiatres d'Afrique noire francophone Est. 1981

International Leprosy Association Est. 1931

Water for All Children - Africa

PAMOJA West Africa

View More profiles (20 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Cotonou

2021 EMF : Colloque Espace Mathématique FrancophoneEspace Mathématique Francophone

View More Future Events (1 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Cotonou

2018 Session – ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
2018 Session – African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
2018 Annual Conference – African Econometric Society
2018 Africa Domain Name System (DNS) Forum – Africa Top Level Domain Organization
2018 Regulatory Forum – ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority
2018 Congress – Association Internationale de Pédagogie Universitaire
2018 Africa and Middle East Conference – Junior Chamber International
2017 Annual Meeting – Food Crisis Prevention Network
2017 ACF : Africa Carbon Forum – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
2017 Session – Conference of Ministers of Youth and Sports of the Francophonie
2016 Séminaire – Réseau francophone de la régulation des télécommunications
2016 Summit of Heads of State and Government – Niger Basin Authority
2015 Ordinary Session – Niger Basin Authority
2015 Expanded Constituency Workshop (ECW) for the Coastal West Africa – Global Environment Facility
2015 Summit
2015 Biennial Meeting and Scientific Conference – African Association of Insect Scientists
2015 Meeting – Africa Rice Center
2015 Congress – African Cotton Association
2015 Africa Forum – CGIAR System Organization
2015 Science Week – Africa Rice Center
2014 Session – WHO Regional Office for Africa
2014 Meeting – Africa Rice Center
2014 Meeting – Africa Rice Center
2014 Science Week – Africa Rice Center
2014 Africa Forum – CGIAR System Organization

View More Past Events (210 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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