Burkina Faso's Second National Communication


The creation of a National Communication offers countries the opportunity to contribute with technically sound studies and information that can be used for designing mitigation and adaptation measures, and project proposals that can and will help increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change. Activities generally include: V&A assessments, GHG inventory preparation, mitigation analysis or education, and awareness raising activities.T he ultimate goal is the integration of climate change considerations into relevant social, economic and environmental policies and actions.

Main human vulnerabilities and livelihood impacts:

  • Reduced agricultural production
  • Water shortage and/or groundwater depletion
  • Increased disease and/or other health problems
  • Food security

Project details

Main Human Vulnerabilities and Livelihood Impacts:

  • Reduced agricultural production
  • Water shortage and/or groundwater depletion
  • Increased disease and/or other health problems
  • Food security

Priority Adaptation Projects:


  • Laying-out and management of the Oursi pond
  • Fight against ponds and stream stranding/silting up
  • Implementation of mechanism and protection area against stream pollution and works for water harnessing (lakes, wells, borings...)

Agriculture and Food

  • Consolidation of early alert and prevention systems regarding food security (information, continuing of the agricultural campaign, seasonal forecasts, security stocks…)
  • Promotion of complementing irrigation projects on food-producing cultivation
  • Fodder production and stockpiling of food (hay, straw)
  • Laying-out and rational management of natural formations, development of non-woody forest products
  • Optimization of the use of water in irrigated fields
  • Securing of pastoral areas and strategic pastoral spaces (shoals, access to water..)
  • Promotion of the CES/DRS techniques
  • Promotion of improved homes, renewable energies and equipment with alternatives energies (pressure cooker, stewpot M'Bora, water-heater and solar dryers...)

Natural resources

  • Management of the fauna and its habitat
Signature programmes: 
Climate-related hazards addressed: 
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Primary beneficiaries: 
Through improved identification of national circumstances, government agencies and other actors will increase their abilities to insulate at risk urban and rural populations from the adverse effects of climate change.
Implementing agencies and partnering organizations: 
Government of Burkina Faso
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Key results and outputs

  • Sustainable development and the integration of climate change concerns into medium- and long-term planning
  • Inventories of anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks of greenhouse gases
  • Measures contributing to addressing climate change
  • Research and systematic observation
  • Climate change impacts, adaptation measures and response strategies
  • Education, training and public awareness

Monitoring and evaluation

In 1992, countries joined an international treaty, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, to cooperatively consider what they could do to limit average global temperature increases and the resulting climate change, and to cope with whatever impacts were, by then, inevitable.

Parties to the Convention must submit national reports on implementation of the Convention to the Conference of the Parties (COP). The required contents of national communications and the timetable for their submission are different for Annex I and non-Annex I Parties. This is in accordance with the principle of "common but differentiated responsibilities" enshrined in the Convention.

The core elements of the national communications for both Annex I and non-Annex I Parties are information on emissions and removals of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and details of the activities a Party has undertaken to implement the Convention. National communications usually contain information on national circumstances, vulnerability assessment, financial resources and transfer of technology, and education, training and public awareness.

Since 1994, governments have invested significant time and resources in the preparation, collection and validation of data on GHG emissions, and the COP has made determined efforts to improve the quality and consistency of the data, which are ensured by established guidelines for reporting. Non-Annex I Parties receive financial and technical assistance in preparing their national communications, facilitated by the UNFCCC secretariat.


Yamil Bonduki
Coordinator, National Communications Support Programme (NCSP)
Government of Burkina Faso
Blaise Sawadogo
Project Affiliate