Official Name: Burkina Faso
Independence Day: 5 August 1960
Currency: CFA franc (XOF)
- At least 8,000 women have benefitted from increased participation in local street food sector associations through financial support from the NEPAD Spanish Fund for the Empowerment of African Women. The Fund also disbursed two million Euros to COMESA and ECOWAS (Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso) for the implementation of women business incubation centres.
- Technical capacities of critical Government departments have been enhanced to establish and manage functional biosafety systems for the safe use of modern agricultural biotechnology.
- Burkina Faso hosts a Regional Centre of Regulatory Excellence (RCORE) specialising in clinical trials oversight at the University of Ouagadougou. RCOREs are institutions with specific academic and technical regulatory science expertise and training capabilities for producing regulatory workforce in Africa.
- Burkina Faso has started domesticating an African Union Model Law on Medical Products Regulation, which is expected to accelerate the regulation of medical products and fight counterfeit medicines.
- Burkina Faso is piloting three confined field trials for vectors that transmit Malaria, Zika Virus Disease and Chikungunya.
- The Dakar-Ndjamena-Djbouti Road/Rail Project spanning a total distance of 8715 kilometres of combined road and rail includes segments will be constructed in Burkina Faso. Also the Noumbiel multipurpose dam with a hydropower generation component will benefit Burkina Faso and Ghana.
- 37.1 USD million were dispersed to Burkina Faso to support the expansion of the Agriculture and Food Security Project (PAPSA) to scale up activities to promote the adoption of high performing technological packages.
- The capacity of three Agriculture Training Centers in Burkina Faso on modern curriculum development and Competent based approach (CBT) for delivering training were strengthened. 159 youths have been trained on new approaches along various value chains, and over 6,200 students from several countries, including Burkina Faso received training in agricultural value chains.
- The socio-economic costs of hunger and malnutrition for Burkina Faso have been estimated at USD 802 million. The study aimed to catalyse coordinated action and inform the design of nutrition-oriented policy frameworks and programmes, with greater investments to eradicate child undernutrition on the continent.