Burkina Faso’s NDC Revision Workshop

Ouagadougou, November 12, 2020, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organized an NDC revision workshop to share key deliverables and enhance the Country’s NDC revision process by giving relevant stakeholders enough tools and knowledge to prepare the next generation of NDCs with a strong gender mainstreaming approach.

Fifty-height (58) representatives, from NGOs, municipalities, Civil Society Organizations and the Government institutions have attended the workshop. The key ministries were: (i) Ministry of infrastructures, (ii) Ministry of the Women, the national Solidarity, the family and the Humanitarian Action, (iii) Ministry of Economy, Finances and Development, (iv) Ministry of environment, Green Economy, and Climate Change, (v) Ministry of higher education,  Scientific Research and Innovation, (vi) Ministry of Agriculture and hydraulic, (vii) Ministry of animals resources  and fisheries, (viii) Ministry of energy, (ix) Ministry of transportations, urban mobility and road safety, (x) Ministry of trade, industry and handcraft, ((xii) Ministry of urbanism and habitat, (xiii) Ministry of water, sanitation and hydraulics, ( (xv) Ministry of Health, Ministry of national education, alphabetization and national languages promotion.

The workshop allowed to share with key stakeholders the documents produced by GGGI as part of the NDC review process and to facilitate the appropriation of their content by the NDC implementation actors. The shared documents are: (i) the Rapid Gender-Climate Change Context Analysis of the key sectors of the NDC, (ii) the Gender-Climate Change Action Plans of the key sectors of the NDC, (iii) the Mapping of NDC Stakeholders and (iv) the Institutional Mechanism of the new NDC.

  • The Rapid Gender-Climate Change Context Analysis of the key sectors of the NDC is focused on: (i) Context and objective of the analysis; (ii) general gender context in Burkina Faso; (iii) analysis of the main gender problems in the key sectors of the NDC; (iv) gender analysis of the National Adaptation Plans and sectoral policies of Burkina Faso; (v) analysis of capacities for gender analysis and integration in the climate; (vi) analysis of the representativeness of women and men in institutional mechanisms; (vii) general conclusion and recommendations.
  • The Gender-Climate Change Action Plans: based on the scoping and rapid sectoral analysis, three main outcomes are defined to bring about positive changes in the area of climate and gender in order to mitigate the effects of climate change on women and men from different social categories in Burkina Faso. These three results are expected from each of the key implementing Ministries within the duration of the NDC. They are as follows: (i) production of knowledge data on gender, climate change and the key implementation sector; (ii) capacity building on “Gender, Climate Change and Key Sector; (iii) gender mainstreaming in climate projects and programs in the sector. For each outcome, sufficient activities are defined to enable the achievement of each result within the period indicated. To facilitate monitoring, indicators are defined and the managers and employees responsible for implementing the activities identified.
  • The mapping of NDC Stakeholders: the report details all the relevant stakeholders to be involved in the new NDC implementation. This includes the organizations from public sector, the Research centers and institutions, NGO and CSO, Private sector, Technical and financial partners.
  • The institutional mechanism of the new NDC: an institutional mechanisms with capabilities of administering procedures between actors has been proposed. These procedures deal with collection of data to plan and monitor successfully the NDC at strategic and operational levels. The methodology adopted consisted of consulting key actors to evaluate the existing systems through a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis. This SWOT analysis focuses on the steering and coordination systems in use for the NDC and similar climate initiatives and how it allows data collection to planning and monitoring programs. The report is organized around (i) SWOT’s findings, (ii) sectoral framing of the NDC and (iii) steering and coordination bodies where are described the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders.

The participants expressed their satisfaction on the workshop organization and the content of the documents.

The next steps will be focused on:

  • the finalization of sectoral plans and;
  • the transmission of all deliverables to the Governement.