Stakeholder workshop on climate change and population resilience in Burkina Faso

The NGO WaterAid organized a workshop in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on March 30, 2021, bringing together key actors involved in the advocacy for climate resilient WASH services.

For the period 2020/21, WaterAid has launched a global advocacy campaign on "Wash and Climate Change" which aims to capitalize on key political moments to put water security at the top of the climate agenda, and through this mobilize increased funding for sustainable water and sanitation services for the poorest people. In order to pool the efforts of a number of organizations involved in advocacy on Wash and climate change, a brainstorming workshop was organized to create a consortium of committed organizations with an action plan for a campaign on building people's resilience and climate change.

The main is to define the major axes of a national advocacy campaign on climate change and population resilience.

The workshop allowed to:

- further engage participating civil society organizations in a consortium for the implementation of the national advocacy campaign on climate change and population resilience;

- strengthen the understanding of actors on the issue of climate change in Burkina Faso and population resilience;

- identify appropriate approaches and tools to facilitate the consideration of climate change in development policies as well as in the development and implementation of projects ;

- share experiences and lessons learned from the implementation of development and advocacy initiatives related to climate change and building people's resilience;

- analyze the knowledge gaps to be filled within civil society; and

- identify emerging opportunities and challenges around the issue of climate change.

GWP-WA was represented at the meeting by the AIP WACDEP-G Programme officer, Joseph Yaovi KOGBE who presented GWP’s work in relation to climate resilient and WASH services.