Overall Objective

GGGI’s role and objective in Burkina Faso is to assist the Government of Burkina Faso in delivering green growth by identifying opportunities to leverage synergies within national and international environmental and social agendas that will lead to more responsible and sustainable economic growth.

Strategic Outcome Targets

GHG Reductions Target Setting in Progress
Green Jobs Target Setting in Progress
Sustainable Services Target Setting in Progress
Air Quality Target Setting in Progress
Ecosystem Services Target Setting in Progress
Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change Target Setting in Progress
Contact
Mallé Fofana

Country Representative

Resource Partner

Green Climate Fund-GCF
Sweden

Government Counterpart

National Institute of Statistics and Demography (INSD)
Ministry of the Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change
Ministry of Economy, Finance and Development
Ministry of Energy
Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resource
Ministry of Youth, Training and Professional Integration
Ministry of Infrastructure
Ministry of Animal and Fisheries Resources
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Crafts
Ministry of Water and Sanitation

Context

Burkina Faso aims to become a prosperous country through a structural and inclusive transformation of its national economy. Green growth strategies are important in this envisioned transformation. Thus, the government set the target to increase the amount of carbon sequestered by 2020 to 8 million tones. Among the key enablers to achieve this ambition is the creation of 2000 ecovillages. Other specific Government interventions in this direction include the reduction of carbon emissions, strengthening the country’s resilience to climate change, developing and promoting on-timber forest products and promoting sustainable consumption and production patterns. GGGI supports the government in its efforts to implement this green economy transition under a five years Country Planning Framework CPF (2019-2023) aiming to produce the following strategic outcome:

Strategic Outcome 1: Burkina Faso’s cities are climate-resilient, energy efficient, and low-carbon driven.
Strategic Outcome 2: Burkina Faso’s ecovillages are more inclusive and resilient, leading to enhanced adaptation to climate change and an adequate supply of ecosystem services ensured.
Strategic Outcome 3: Green investment in energy, water & sanitation, and landscape sector leads to decreased GHG emissions and Increased green jobs.

The collaboration between the government of Burkina Faso and GGGI through the CPF will help contributing to address some of the challenges in adopting policies and implementing strategies, together with bankable projects in green cities, sustainable landscape and renewable energy supported by green governance and sustainable financing mechanisms.

News

News • March 27, 2020

GGGI: GCF Portfolio

Directing finance to where it is needed most Delivering inclusive growth while limiting climate change to 1.5°C will require the mobilization of finance at a historic scale. Over the next 15 years, it is estimated the world needs about USD 90 trillion in climate smart infrastructure – most of it in developing countries. Investing in […]

News • February 20, 2020

Debriefing Session on the Solar-powered Irrigation System – Project’s Pre-feasibility Study

February 13th, 2020. Ramada Pearl Hotel, Ouagadougou. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Burkina Faso team organized a debriefing session on the solar pump project’s pre-feasibility study. The project is focused on replacing diesel- / gas oil-powered pumps used by farmers, by promoting the use of cleaner and profitable solar-powered irrigation systems. The purpose of […]

News • September 19, 2019

Technical Validation Workshop of Burkina Faso’s Green Cities Guidelines

On September 17, 2019, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organized a technical workshop to validate the development of guidelines for green cities in Burkina Faso. This session involved several actors, including some ministerial departments, local and regional authorities, the private sector, civil society and development partners. The main objective of […]

News • August 19, 2019

GGGI’s National First Steering Committee of the year 2019

On August 7th, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) held its first Steering committee session on the Country Planning Framework. The National Steering committee meeting is one of the most important institutional mechanism of the GGGI’s process, and it’s usually composed of the key representatives of the Government, civil society organizations, and the private sector, […]

News • July 19, 2019

National Launching Workshop of the Development of Green City Guidelines for Burkina Faso

On July 11, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the Ministry of Habitat and Urban Planning and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organized a workshop to launch the development of guidelines for green cities in Burkina Faso. This process closely involved a variety of representatives from affected Ministries, the cities Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso, as well as […]

News • June 18, 2019

GGGI conducts Capacity Building Workshop about project development to implement the SDGs in Burkina Faso

On June 13, 2019, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, GGGI conducted a capacity building workshop under the banner of “The Sustainable Development Goals and Project Development”, which was organized at the request of the Prime Minister and other collaborating sectorial actors. To ensure that the Government of Burkina Faso benefits broadly and sustainably from this intervention, […]

News • June 14, 2019

Burkina Faso Minister of Environment ,Green Economy and Climate Change conduct GCF study tour in Kigali, Rwanda

Burkina Faso is aware of the importance of green growth development which is fundamental to supporting the transition and increasing opportunities.  The Government has highlighted several obstacles related to (i) limited technical capacity of actors at all levels; (ii) the lack of sustainable and appropriate financial mechanisms to support the transition to green growth; and […]

News • May 20, 2019

GGGI supports the development of the Ecovillage Investment Program for Burkina Faso

On May 16, the Government of Burkina Faso and the Global Green Growth Institute organized a workshop to launch the formulation of the Ecovillages Investment Program. The Government of Burkina Faso (GoBF) set a specific objective within the National Economic and Social Development Plan (PNDES) articulated as follows: mitigation and adaptation capacities to the adverse […]

News • April 15, 2019

GGGI and ECREEE ink an MoU on Green Growth Cooperation in West Africa

On April 5, on the sidelines of SEERA219, GGGI and the ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) held a Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony to cooperate on promoting green growth in West Africa. The ceremony was co-chaired by Dr. Bachir Ismael Ouedraogo, Minister of Energy of Burkina Faso, Dr. Mahamadou Tounkara, GGGI’s […]

News • April 15, 2019

The GGGI Burkina Faso team meets with the President and the Prime Minister of Burkina Faso on the sidelines of SEERA2019

Ouagadougou, April 4-7 – Under a delegation led by Batio Bassiere, Minister of Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change, GGGI represented by Mr. Mahamadou Tounkara, Director of Strategy, Partnerships and Communications; Mr. Malle Fofana, Country Representative for Burkina Faso (OIC); and Lamine Ouedraogo, Senior Officer met with His Excellency Marie Joseph Christophe Dabiré, Prime Minister […]

News • November 30, 2018

Burkina Faso and GGGI sign Host Country Agreement

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – November 30, 2018 – The Government of Burkina Faso and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today signed the Host Country Agreement between the two parties. The signing Ceremony took place in the presence of personalities from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Environment, as well as […]

News • October 4, 2018

Opening session GGGWeek 2018 in Burkina Faso

Climate Diplomacy Workshop: What Approaches for Less Developed Countries? Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, October 2 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Government of Burkina Faso held the Global Green Growth Week (GGGWeek2018) on October 2-4 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The first session took place on Tuesday, October 2 and was on Climate Diplomacy. The […]

News • October 4, 2018

GGGWeek2018 Burkina Faso : Session on MRV and the inventory of GHG

Ougadougou, Burkina Faso October 3-4 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Government of Burkina Faso held the Global Green Growth Week (GGGWeek2018) from October 2 to 4 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The third session, which took place from October 3 to 4, was on MRV and the inventory of GHG. The opening […]

News • October 2, 2018

GGGWeek2018 Burkina Faso

Session held on Green Growth and the development of bankable projects: potential and challenges? Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, October 2 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Government of Burkina Faso held the Global Green Growth Week (GGGWeek2018) on October 2-4 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The second session took place on Tuesday, October 2 in […]

News • June 21, 2018

GGGI, GCF, IRENA and the Government of Burkina Faso co-organize a regional capacity development workshop to discuss renewable energy opportunities and NDC implementation

Burkina Faso, June 28 – A regional capacity development workshop on financing NDC implementation in the energy sector was held on June 26- 28 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The Government of Burkina Faso, the Global Green Growth Institute, the Green Climate Fund and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) co-organized a regional capacity development workshop under the […]

News • June 12, 2018

GGGI and Burkina Faso lay the groundwork for five-year cooperation

June 12, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – A workshop was held in Ouagadougou to discuss the development of a Country Planning Framework (CPF), which is focused on Burkina Faso’s priority objectives for green growth. Chaired by the Secretary-General of the Ministry in charge of the environment, the workshop provided an opportunity to launch partnerships by bringing together specialists from […]

Projects

Project
Green cities guidelines implementation
Start Date Q1 2020
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 52 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Reports

Burkina Faso – Country Planning Framework 2019-2023 Burkina Faso  • Cross Cutting
Report
Burkina Faso – Country Planning Framework 2019-2023

Burkina Faso  • Cross Cutting

Burkina Faso Social Review Burkina Faso  • Cross Cutting
Report
Burkina Faso Social Review

Burkina Faso  • Cross Cutting

Achieving Global Green Transformation (Consultation Draft) Water and Sanitation  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji
Report
Achieving Global Green Transformation (Consultation Draft)

Water and Sanitation  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Viet Nam  • Papua New Guinea  • Republic of Korea  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Burkina Faso  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI In-Country Staff

Yassia Savadogo

Assistant Administration Accountant

Lamine Ouedraogo

Senior Officer, Green Growth Programming

Ouretou Sidibé

Finance and Administrative associate

Mallé Fofana

Country Representative