Official Kick-off of Burkina Faso’s MRV IT Platform

On Tuesday 29th of March 2022 in Ouagadougou, the ministry of the environment, energy, water, and sanitation in collaboration with the Global Green Growth Institute officially launched the national web based MRV platform. This platform is designed with the technical support of GGGI under Swedish funding. It represents the country transparency framework and serves as data sharing and archiving system on GHG emission, adaptation and mitigation actions and any kind of financial, technological and capacity building support.

The Minister in charge of Environment, Mrs Maminata Traoré/Coulibaly proceeded to the launching of the platform in the presence of the Director-general of GGGI Dr. Frank Rijsberman and Mrs Joséphine Ouédraogo, program officer at the Sweden Embassy. This ceremony brought together 70 officials of government institutions, international organizations, regional institutions, private sector, NGOs, CSOs, etc.

Dr Franck Rijsberman insisted on the commitment of GGGI to support the government of Burkina Faso in achieving green economic and sustainable development based on a robust and operational MRV framework and a transparent GHG data system enabling the country to meet the enhanced transparency framework requirements.

Mrs. Maminata Traoré/Coulibaly fully satisfied of this accomplishment underlined: “We are proud to have in our country an open web based platform, illustrating our commitment to meet the Paris Agreement, towards global warming reduction. This is an important tool that helps track progress against the NDC.”

According to Mrs Ouédraogo, The Sweden Embassy is very pleased to note that the digital interface shows a friendly attractive appearance. She believes that the success of the MRV system in the long run, depends on the ownership by the government.

The management of the platform is ensured by the Permanent secretariat of the national council for sustainable development (SP/CNDD) through its division in charge of the environment and sustainable development information (ONDD).

Burkina Faso is now proudly one on the five (5) African countries that have an MRV digital platform among Mali, Senegal, Morocco, and Tunisia. The platform can be accessed through the following link: