Burkina Faso, the “country of upright people”, is a country located in West Africa whose economy is essentially based on the extraction of natural resources, while agriculture, which plays a predominant role, is highly vulnerable to climatic changes. The country is facing prolonged ecological difficulties, marked by drought and desertification, all aggravated by the degradation of ecosystems and biodiversity due to unsustainable mining, natural resource extraction and big agriculture.
Our work in Burkina Faso aims to:
- Build the capacity of indigenous peoples and local communities through legal empowerment training, enabling them to influence policy and take legal action to protect their rights to land and a healthy sustainable environment.
- Empower communities to defend biodiversity protection and climate justice through a human rights-based approach to conservation.
Promote the development and adoption of local conventions for sustainable, just and community-led natural resource management.