Burkina Faso

Risk Profile

Various types of disasters regularly affect Burkina Faso such as droughts, floods, meningitis epidemics, avian influenza and massive population movements. The impact of these risks is expected to strengthen over time.

CADRI Support

In October 2014, CADRI organized a capacity assessment for disaster risk reduction in Burkina Faso. The Burkina Faso Government and its partners validated the evaluation report during the second CADRI mission in March 2015. CADRI subsequently facilitated the development of a National Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction. Between March and June 2015, all key national actors developed and budgeted the National Action Plan with the support of the UN Country Team and CADRI. The government validated the National Action Plan through a national workshop in July 2015.

Capacity Assessment in DRR

The main objective of the capacity assessment mission was to take stock of existing capacities and gaps for DRR in Burkina Faso. The assessment constituted the basis of United Nations System support to the Government of Burkina Faso through the development of an integrated Action Plan for DRR aligned to the Sendai Framework for DRR.

The data collection and analysis during the capacity assessment mission was carried out through a series of semi-structured interviews on the basis of the CADRI questionnaire with approximately 40 structures at the central level (Government institutions, UNS, bilateral and multilateral partners, and NGOs) and 20 interviews at sub-national (Sahel region). The assessment was carried out by 4 sub-teams comprising 35 members from the Government and the UN.

National authorities and their partners, including NGOs and the Red Cross, validated the Capacity Assessment Report for DRR in Burkina Faso in March 2015.

National Plan of Action for Capacity Development in DRR

A National Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness for Response was developed based on the capacity assessment recommendations. The National Action Plan was validated by the Government of Burkina Faso and its partners through a national workshop involving about 80 Government representatives, SNU, NGOs and other partners. This Action Plan will serve as a framework for the implementation of the provisions of the Sendai Framework.

The objective of the National Plan was to:

  • Provide a tool for visualizing the priorities and needs of the stakeholders in capacity building for DRR;
  • Identify possible overlaps and generate synergies between actors working in the same sectors;
  • Identify financing needs and priority sectorial activities in need of financing.