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.
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.
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.
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.
Find more in depth information about the cooperation programme between Belgium and Burkina Faso in this brochure.
The police are sometimes distrusted by citizens. This is no different in Burkina Faso. To restore trust between citizens and security services, we work with the concept of community policing. Interview with project leader Carine Vanden Borre.
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News & Events
02 July 2021
Enabel takes part in multi-stakeholder project to transform Rwanda’s Eastern Province through forests and landscapes restoration
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have signed a funding agreement for the project “Transforming Eastern Province through adaptation” (TREPA) with a GCF contribution of 40 million euro and an additional 18 million euro mobilized as co-financing from the Government of Rwanda and other Project Executing Entities.
15 September 2021
EU, Enabel and ITC to support beekeeping value chain in Tanzania
Enabel and the International Trade Centre signed a cooperation agreement for a new EU-funded project that will enhance the development of the beekeeping value chain in six regions in Tanzania and contribute to inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the East-African country.
29 November 2022
Enabel takes a key role in European initiative to boost African Vaccine Manufacturing
As part of a Team Europe initiative, Enabel is working in a consortium of three development agencies to support the African Union achieve its goal to upgrade African vaccine production to 60% of needed vaccines in Africa by 2040.
15 December 2022
Take part in our #EnablingTheFuture event
On 15 December, Enabel invites you to its first event on the theme of social innovation in its office in Brussels or online. #EnablingTheFuture
22 November 2022
Study: Quality of Youth Corners and Youth-friendly Services and Expectations in Rwanda
This booklet presents a summary of the results of the assessment of the Quality of youth corners and other related youth-friendly services at the health centers and expectations of young people and the community. The study was conducted to assess the quality status of services offered to young people in the Youth Corners identify adolescents’/community expectations to draw recommendations and design evidence-based strategies for improvement of the ASRH services.
22 November 2022
Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Study on Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health in Rwanda
The Government of Rwanda has made efforts to improve Sexual and Reproductive Health of adolescents and youth through the adoption of various policies and strategies to ensure an access to affordable and equitable services. However, the country continues to face several pressing challenges related to adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Read the study