Burkina Faso

Status on Key Actions

PoWPA Key Action Implementation Progress Global Average
1.1: To establish and strengthen national and regional systems of protected areas integrated into a global network as a contribution to globally agreed goals 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 2 - Activity fully underway 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 2 - Activity fully underway 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2020

Strengthen the capacity of actors to sound management of forest and wildlife resources
2012 - 2020
Strengthen the institutional, legislative and regulatory
2012 - 2020
Restore and conserve resources
2012 - 2020
Strengthen subregional cooperation, and promote international joint management of transboundary resources
2012 - 2020
Build on achievements and improve knowledge of sustainable management of forest and wildlife resources
2012 - 2020
Increase, diversify and intensify production forest and wildlife and livelihoods
2012 - 2020

GEF Projects

Burkina Faso is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 9 countries : Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Chad, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and The Gambia
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
Transformation of the Rural PV Market (prev. Energy Sector Reform) Climate Change 2005-09-13 Cancelled 1,760,000 USD 4,130,000 USD
Support to GEF Eligible Parties (LDCs & SIDs) for the Revision of the NBSAPs and Development of Fifth National Report to the CBD - Phase II Biodiversity 2011-11-09 CEO Endorsed 6,118,200 USD 5,083,637 USD
Sahel and West Africa Program in Support of the Great Green Wall Initiative Multi Focal Area 2011-05-26 Council Approved 73,750,000 USD 1,810,000,000 USD
SPWA-CC Promoting Coherence, Integration and Knowledge Management under Energy Component of SPWA Climate Change 2010-01-26 CEO Approved 700,000 USD 700,000 USD
Disposal Of Obsolete Pesticides Including POPs And Strengthening Pesticide Management In The Permanent Interstate Committee For Drought Control In The Sahel (CILSS) Member States POPs 2012-02-29 Council Approved 7,450,000 USD 40,040,000 USD
Umbrella Programme for National Communication to the UNFCCC Climate Change 2012-06-07 Council Approved 7,210,000 USD 1,281,000 USD
Enabling Sustainable Dryland Management Through Mobile Pastoral Custodianship: World Initiative on Sustainable Pastoralism (add on) Land Degradation 2008-01-31 2010-12-31 Project Completion 300,000 USD 0
West African Regional Biosafety Program Biodiversity 2006-08-28 2012-06-30 Under Implementation 6,100,000 USD 15,540,000 USD
Demonstration of a Regional Approach to Environmentally Sound Management of PCB Liquid Wastes and Transformers and Capacitors Containing PCBs POPs 2008-07-28 CEO Endorsed 5,389,740 USD 9,636,543 USD
Dryland Livestock Wildlife Environment Interface Project (DLWEIP) Biodiversity 2005-05-11 2009-01-31 Project Closure 1,000,000 USD 2,356,000 USD
Enhancing the Effectiveness and Catalyzing the Sustainability of the W-Arly-Pendjari (WAP) Protected Area System Biodiversity 2005-09-13 Under Implementation 5,621,871 USD 18,590,000 USD
Building Scientific and Technical Capacity for Effective Management and Sustainable Use of Dryland Biodiversity in West African Biosphere Reserves Biodiversity 2003-05-16 2009-03-01 Project Completion 2,750,000 USD 3,829,000 USD
Desert Margin Programme, Phase 1 Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2004-06-01 Project Completion 5,352,134 USD 10,232,000 USD
Reversing Land and Water Degradation Trends in the Niger River Basin International Waters 2003-05-16 2010-08-31 Project Completion 13,375,000 USD 16,902,000 USD
African NGO-Government Partnership for Sustainable Biodiversity Action Biodiversity 1997-05-01 2003-05-05 Project Closure 4,544,080 USD 7,120,000 USD
West Africa Pilot Community-Based Natural Resource and Wildlife Management Biodiversity 1992-12-01 2004-06-30 Project Closure 7,901,040 USD 6,190,000 USD
Promoting Best Practices for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity of Global Significance in Arid and Semi-arid Zones Biodiversity 1999-08-11 2002-12-31 Project Closure 750,000 USD 150,000 USD
Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Western and Central Africa for Climate Resilient Development and Adaptation to Climate Change - Burkina Faso Climate Change Council Approved 4,000,000 USD 24,305,000 USD
National Biodiversity Strategy, Action Plan and Country Report to the CoP Biodiversity 1996-12-16 IA Approved 230,977 USD 0
Climate Change Enabling Activity (Additional Financing for Capacity Building in Priority Areas) Climate Change 2000-11-08 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 0 USD
Partnership Programme for Sustainable Land Management (CPP), Phase 1 Land Degradation 2006-08-28 Council Approved 5,984,000 USD 60,707,413 USD
Sub-Program for Sustainable Land Management in Boucle de Mouhoun region. Land Degradation 2006-08-28 CEO Endorsed 2,502,450 USD 9,504,247 USD
CPP Burkina Faso: Sub-programme of the Northern Region-under Partnership Programme for Sustainable Land Management Land Degradation 2006-08-28 Under Implementation 2,016,233 USD 27,818,000 USD
Enabling activity for the preparation of a National Implementation Plan (NIP) on POPs for Burkina Faso POPs 2003-04-10 IA Approved 471,899 USD 18,285 USD
Sahel Integrated Lowland Ecosystem Management (SILEM), Phase I Multi Focal Area 2002-10-15 2010-12-31 Project Completion 4,840,000 USD 20,520,000 USD
Partnership for Natural Ecosystem Management Program (PAGEN) Biodiversity 2000-11-01 2007-12-31 Project Closure 18,675,000 USD 25,000,000 USD
Optimizing Biological Diversity within Wildlife Ranching systems; A Pilot Demonstration in A Semi-arid Zone Biodiversity 1992-12-01 2000-07-21 Project Completion 2,500,000 USD 1,000,000 USD
Energy Sector Reform Project Climate Change 2002-05-17 Cancelled 3,290,000 USD 12,300,000 USD
SPWA-CC: GEF Strategic Program for West Africa: Energy Component (PROGRAM) Climate Change 2008-11-13 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0
Support to Preparation of the Second National Biosafety Reports to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety-Africa Biodiversity 2011-05-16 CEO Approved 993,950 USD 840,000 USD
AFLDC:Capacity Strengthening and Technical Assistance for the Implementation of Stockholm Convention National Implementation Plans (NIPs) in African Least Developed Countries (LDCs) of the ECOWAS Subregion POPs 2009-11-12 CEO Endorsed 8,000,000 USD 8,400,000 USD
Support to GEF Eligible Parties for Alignment of National Action Programs and Reporting Process under UNCCD Land Degradation 2012-06-07 CEO Endorsed 2,830,000 USD 2,750,000 USD
Improve the Health and Environment of Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) Communities by Reducing Mercury Emissions and Promoting Sound Chemical Management POPs 2011-08-16 CEO Approved 990,000 USD 2,450,000 USD
SPWA-BD: GEF Program in West Africa: Sub-component on Biodiversity Biodiversity 2008-11-13 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0
SIP PROGRAM: Strategic Investment Program for SLM in Sub-Saharan Africa (SIP) Land Degradation 2007-06-14 Council Approved 2,593,673 USD 0 USD
Enabling Sustainable Dryland Management Through Mobile Pastoral Custodianship Land Degradation 2005-04-19 2010-12-31 Project Completion 1,000,000 USD 1,875,000 USD
Supporting Capacity Building for the Elaboration of National Reports and Country Profiles by African Parties to the UNCCD Land Degradation 2004-06-08 2005-06-30 Project Closure 900,000 USD 900,000 USD
Desert Margins Programme (DMP) Tranche 2 Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2006-12-31 Project Closure 5,617,044 USD 12,250,182 USD
Climate, Water and Agriculture: Impacts on and Adaptation of Agro-Ecological Systems in Africa Multi Focal Area 2001-12-14 2005-12-31 Project Closure 700,000 USD 540,000 USD
Capacity-building for Improving Greenhouse Gas Inventories (West and Francophone Central Africa) Climate Change 2002-10-15 IA Approved 2,992,470 USD 605,585 USD
Addressing Transboundary Concerns in the Volta River Basin and its Downstream Coastal Area International Waters 2003-05-16 Under Implementation 5,844,880 USD 10,374,400 USD
Community-based Management of On-farm Plant Genetic Resources in Arid and Semi-arid Areas of Sub-Saharan Africa Biodiversity 2001-01-04 2006-04-01 Project Closure 750,000 USD 1,300,000 USD
Harnessing Multi-Stakeholder Mechanisms to Promote Global Environmental Priorities Biodiversity 1999-02-15 CEO Approved 750,000 USD 0
Biodiversity Country Studies - Phase II Biodiversity 1994-06-01 1995-12-01 Project Closure 2,000,000 USD 100,000 USD
Technical Assistance to Francophone LDCs to Implement the UNFCCC8/CP8 Decision Climate Change 2003-09-02 CEO Approved 211,126 USD 38,000 USD
Reducing vulnerability of natural resource dependent livelihoods in two landscapes at risk of the effects of climate change in Burkina Faso: Boucles du Mouhoun Forest Corridor and Mare d?Oursi Wetlands Basin Climate Change CEO PIF Clearance 7,000,000 USD 21,407,000 USD
National Adaptation Program of Action Climate Change 2003-07-17 IA Approved 200,000 USD 20,000 USD
SPWA-Protected Area Buffer Zone Management in Burkina Faso Biodiversity 2010-03-16 CEO Approved 909,000 USD 3,090,000 USD
Ouagadougou Transport Modal Shift Climate Change 2009-03-23 CEO Approved 934,000 USD 3,590,000 USD
Promoting Energy Efficiency Technologies in Beer Brewing Sector in Burkina Faso Climate Change 2010-06-18 CEO Approved 455,000 USD 500,000 USD
SLM subprogram for the Centre-West Region Land Degradation 2006-08-28 CEO Endorsed 2,219,594 USD 8,141,633 USD
Strengthening Adaptation Capacities and Reducing the Vulnerability to Climate Change in Burkina Faso Climate Change 2008-05-29 IA Approved 3,000,000 USD 6,300,000 USD
National Subprogram for Coordination and Institutional Development on Sustainable Land Management Land Degradation 2009-03-05 Under Implementation 1,000,000 USD 8,615,000 USD
National Capacity Needs Self-Assessment for Global Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2005-08-15 IA Approved 225,000 USD 50,000 USD
Capacity Needs Assessment for the Implementation of the Burkina Faso's National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan and 2nd National Report to COP of CBD Biodiversity 2001-05-01 CEO Approved 205,100 USD 0
Clearing House Mechanism Enabling Activity Biodiversity 1998-04-23 CEO Approved 13,984 USD 0
Enabling Burkina Faso to Prepare its First National Communication in Response to its Commitments to UNFCCC Climate Change 1997-05-19 IA Approved 233,810 USD 0

LifeWeb Projects

Name Submitted Status Funding Needed Funding Secured
Capacity Development of Territorial Collectivities for Sustainable Management of Protected Areas in the Context of Decentralization in Burkina Faso. 27 07 2011 Not Funded $7,450,000 USD $550,000.00

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme