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, more than 40 representatives of important Ministries implied in the process of sustainable development have been invited to participate. The following Ministries were present at the workshop:
- The Ministry of Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change
- The Ministry of Energy
- The Ministry of Habitat and Urban Planning
- The Ministry of Economy, Finance and Development
- The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation Development
- The Ministry of Water and Sanitation
- The Ministry of Animal Resources and Fishery
- The Ministry of Transport for Urban Mobility and Road Security
The aim of the workshop was to design a portfolio of national projects that can implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the goals formulated in the Paris Climate Agreement. To this end, a number of thematic presentations were held. The Director of International Commitments of the Ministry of Finance, Economy and Development presented the SDGs, followed by an introduction to climate finance opportunities by the Nationally Designated Authority (NDA), as the core interface between Burkina Faso and the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The Country Representative of GGGI, Malle Fofana, continued by giving the participants an understanding of project development by sharing expertise on the design of project synopsis.
Following the input from these presentations, the participants gathered in groups to elaborate synopses for bankable projects for Burkina Faso. Their ideas were presented and discussed afterwards and evolved around subjects such as low-carbon public transport, the valorization of photovoltaic panel waste, improved productivity of soils, and improved agricultural productivity through transformed agroforestry techniques. These synopses will be followed up by GGGI and the working groups to capitalize on the relevant proposals that were made.