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 of Burkina Faso to present GGGI’s program and its support for Burkina Faso’s transition to renewable energy and the green economy.

Prime Minister Dabiré emphasized that GGGI plays a crucial role in supporting Burkina Faso’s transition to green growth especially in the context of developing human capital and assisting the country to access climate finance. He also raised an important point of working closely with the National Designated Authority (NDA) to develop and propose projects or programs that can be submitted to the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

GGGI reaffirmed its commitment to support the country’s transition to green growth through its key thematic areas such as Energy, Water and Sanitation, Green Cities, and Sustainable Landscape.

Under a delegation led by Dr. Bachir Ismael Ouedraogo, Minister of Energy, representatives of GGGI – Dr. Mahamadou Tounkara and Mr. Malle Fofana – met with His Excellency Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, President of Burkina Faso on the sidelines of Africa Energy & Renewable Energy Week (SEERA2019).

SEERA2019, under the theme of “Policies and innovations for a successful energy transition,” serves as a platform for sharing experiences that aim to formulate concrete recommendations to ensure a successful energy transition in Africa.

President Kaboré highlighted the importance of engaging in the energy transition and reaffirmed his commitment to continue promoting low carbon development under his leadership.

Chaired by Prime Minister Dabiré, SEERA2019 attracted more 1,500 participants policymakers, experts, technology developers, investors, consumers and civil society members in renewable energy and energy efficiency in Burkina Faso.

GGGI has been identified by the Government of Burkina Faso as a major partner of SEERA2019.

During the panel discussion, representatives of GGGI presented its vision on energy transition policies and shared its experience and knowledge on financing the energy transition.