Enabel in Burkina Faso | Belgian Development Agency

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Burkina Faso has been a partner of the Belgian cooperation since 2015. As part of the 2019-2023 partnership, Belgium will provide structural support for social inclusion and sustainable economic development in the country’s East-Central region.

WHAT WE DO

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This new programme has four activity sectors assisting Burkina Faso’s socio-economic development and enhancing security.

Entrepreneurship

To improve the competitiveness of rural and urban businesses, and to create more decent jobs, Enabel is promoting inclusive and sustainable entrepreneurship. The aim is to encourage the emergence and consolidation of small and medium-sized businesses in the green economy, agribusiness and small-scale production. The project ensures that producer organisations are included in value chains and seeks to diversify financial services and make them more appropriate to support business creation and development. Enabel is also rehabilitating economic infrastructure and building rural roads to improve accessibility to some areas of the region.

Security

These activities are aimed at strengthening security of the region, notably by building and equipping police stations operated by authorities in areas that currently lack internal security forces. Enabel will help identify priorities for local security plans and assist with collaboration between internal security forces and the local communities.

“She decides”

This is a campaign with promotion of family planning and suppression of violence against women and girls as the central theme. To empower women and girls to exercise their rights, it is crucial for them to be able to access high-quality information on the various health-related aspects. Enabel is supporting local authorities in taking the necessary measures to strengthen sexual and reproductive rights.

Building digital capacity

Enabel is enhancing the innovative and digital skills of entrepreneurs, young people and adults, to can get them more involved in the region’s socio-economic development.

Stories

It is estimated that globally 200 million girls and women have undergone FGM. In Burkina Faso the majority of women have been cut. Together with communities and the government of Burkina Faso, Enabel works to put an end to this practice; 
Enabel supports the partner countries of the Belgian Development Cooperation in their fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. In Burkina Faso we provide support to the health system, to the security sector and to Private Sector Development.
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