In 1970, SNV opened its first office in Ouagadougou – paving the way for 42 years of commitment and cooperation with the Government and People of Burkina Faso. Our programmes aim at bringing positive change to the lives of more than 500,000 people in Burkina by 2015.
SNV has a demonstrated expertise in organisational and human dimension of change, lead by local experts. Burkina Faso advisors are facilitators of development processes, including organisations'coaching, leadership for change trajectory, VCD, testing/upscaling innovative approaches and technologies, gender mainstreaming, multi-stakeholders platforms.
SNV initiated its activities in Burkina in 1968 with Dutch volunteers participating to a project for the development of Boucle du Mouhoun region (Toma municipality) and officially settled in Burkina Faso in 1970, with an agreement between Dutch and Burkinabè governments.
The complexity of development issues and the need for local expertise at that time made our activities, on a local and international level, progress rapidly. Ever since, SNV Burkina Faso has been supporting local actors in finding adequate, innovative and sustainable answers to poverty alleviation, while promoting good governance. Our advisors intervene in:
The country activities are steered by the Country Director, Mireille Capo, who is based in Ouagadougou.