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Burkina Faso’s National Green Economy Strategy serves as the backbone for the country’s green economy transition.

Burkina Faso has one of the lowest carbon emissions and ecological footprints in Sub-Saharan Africa. But, it faces challenges in the form of limited natural resources, high poverty levels and heavy reliance on agriculture.   

In the face of these challenges, the Government has taken forward several national initiatives that highlight the country’s commitment to sustainable development. With climate change adaptation of high importance to the country, it was among the first globally to adopt a National Adaptation Plan.

The partnership between PAGE and Burkina Faso has contributed towards the achievement of several SDGs, including SDGs 2 (Zero Hunger), 4 (Quality Education), 5 (Gender Equality), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), 13 (Climate Action), 15 (Life on Land) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).

With its approved proposal for additional support, PAGE will be supporting Burkina Faso’s green economic recovery through a focus on the design and implementation of fiscal measures for promoting sustainable recovery of the tourism sector. The work will reinforce the implementation of the National Strategy and Action Plan for Sustainable Tourism.  Specifically, PAGE will help evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on business in the tourism sector to inform interventions that involve designing and implementing incentives and fiscal measures to support business recovery in the tourism sector; assessing ex-ante the impacts of different policy and incentive measure options through economic modelling; and establishing a monitoring and evaluation system to measure the progress of activities implemented in the framework of the National Strategy and Action Plan for Sustainable TourismIn addition, PAGE will work with the government to institutionalize the use of economic modelling methodologies, as well as produce a communication plan to further disseminate information regarding the initiatives implemented to support the sustainable recovery of the tourism sector.  

  • 2014

    Burkina Faso joins PAGE

    Green Economy Assessment developed

  • 2016

    National Plan – PNDES 2016-2020 adopted

    Green Economy Academy hosted in Ouagadougou with more than 200 participants

  • 2017

    Proposal for a new environmental tax developed 

    Five participants from Burkina Faso attended a training of trainers on green entrepreneurship in Senegal

  • 2018

    Green Economy Learning Needs Assessment and Action Plan completed

    Implementation of second National Rural Sector Programme (PNSR 2) commences integrating green economy principles

    Partnership established with national institutions to develop a green economy course programme

  • 2019

    Action Plan for Sustainable Management and Export of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) developed and adopted

    National Industrial Strategy and Action Plan with a focus on greening Burkina Faso’s industry sector adopted

    SNEV and supporting Action Plan adopted

    Draft National Sustainability Strategy developed

    Programme proposal to implement SNEV Action Plan submitted to technical government committee and donors

  • 2020

    National Development Plan (2021-2025 – PNDES 2) drafting process involving PAGE 

    Green entrepreneurship training held by Maison de l’Entreprise for nine women entrepreneurs

    Three sub-regional exchange webinars for West Africa on green economy and climate change jointly by PAGE and UN CC:Learn

    Adoption of document to support the implementation of the National Strategy on the Green Economy (SNEV) at national workshop

    Workshop held to validate study on the impact of artisanal mining on sustainable agriculture

    New President re-elected and elections for National Assembly held

    Manual for Green Jobs developed

    Virtual training workshop for government officials and NGO staff on the development of bankable projects

  • Roll-out of National Green Economy Strategy

    Following the formal adoption of the National Strategy on Green Economy (SNEV) in 2019, a project document to support its implementation […]

  • Sustainable agriculture

    Drawing on initial UNEP studies, PAGE completed a study on the impact of artisanal gold mining on sustainable agriculture in Burkina Faso. […]

  • Green entrepreneurship

    In July 2020, PAGE facilitated a green entrepreneurship training to assist business owners in improving ecological standards by fostering the […]

  • Capacity development for resource mobilization

    PAGE supported a virtual workshop from 16-18 December to train government officials from various ministries, as well as NGO staff, in the […]

  • Facilitating sub-regional exchange on green economy and climate change

    PAGE Burkina Faso and PAGE Senegal have been engaged in South-South cooperation, collaborating with UN CC:Learn to support […]

  • National Policymaking

    National Policymaking

    PAGE has supported the integration of green economy on the policy level in Burkina Faso through multi-stakeholder collaboration and knowledge development.

  • Sectoral Reform

    Sectoral and Thematic Reform

    PAGE has supported reforms across thematic and sectoral areas, including sustainable agriculture, sustainable trade and green industry.

  • Strengthening Capacity

    Strengthening Capacity

    Burkina Faso took an institutional approach to training green entrepreneurs, as well as agricultural stakeholders through a train-the-trainer programme, run with local partners, for a proven multiplier effect.

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