UN CC:Learn in Burkina Faso
Strengthening Human Resources and Skills to Address Climate Change
Burkina Faso, one of the ten countries with the lowest human development Index, is heavily dependent on smallholder agriculture and has already been facing, in the last decades, several extreme weather events, including droughts, flooding, heat waves and intense winds. In order to strengthen individual skills and institutional capacities to foster green and climate resilient development, the country implemented a national UN CC:Learn Project in 2014-2017. Through the Project, the country takes a strategic and results-oriented approach to climate change learning with involvement of key sectors and stakeholders. During the 2017-2020 implementation phase, Burkina Faso joined the UN CC:Learn hub in West Africa, sharing its knowledge and experience with other countries in the region.
The project is implemented under the leadership of the Secrétariat permanent du Conseil national pour l’environnement et le développement durable (SP-CONEDD) of Burkina Faso. Read more
The first step for the development of the National Climate Change Learning Strategy is to develop a background report. Read more
UN Support to Address Climate Change in Burkina Faso
The UN CC:Learn Project aims to provide value added to existing UN initiatives in Burkina Faso to support a green and climate resilient transformation. The UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2011-2015 for Burkina Faso provides several entry points for climate change education and training, in particular Outcome 2 skills development for sustainable development.