OC1.2: Burkina Faso

Strengthening the citizen dynamic for the realization of Education in Emergencies

Thousands of children in Burkina Faso are prevented from going to school and benefiting from their rights to inclusive quality education because of terrorist attacks and their numbers are growing.

In response to this situation, the government has designed a schooling strategy for students in the high security challenge areas of Boucle du Mouhoun, Centre-East, Centre-North, East, North and Sahel for 2019-2024.

Aware, however, of the volatility of the security system, this strategy was designed to be flexible, pragmatic and dynamic. It has also gradually taken into account new regions directly affected by insecurity and those hosting displaced populations, thus covering the entire territory.

The question of other risks quickly arose, because in addition to the security challenge, Burkina Faso is affected by other risks such as floods, violent winds, health risks, etc., which have the potential to profoundly affect the education system. In view of this crucial context, the Ministry of Education must be equipped and equipped to prevent and prepare for all the risks facing the country.Hence t he National Strategy for Education in Emergencies (SN-ESU) which covers the period from 2020 to 2024.

Thus, the SN-ESU is a multirisk strategy for education in emergencies in order to provide a holistic and coherent response to all the risks that may affect the education system in Burkina Faso. This multi-hazard strategy has the advantage of avoiding the scattering of efforts among several structures by giving the Technical Secretariat for Education in Emergencies (ST-ESU) the lead for the conduct of education in emergencies in all its components.

The SN-ESU's ambition is to ensure the continuity of the right to education and to provide, by 2024, an equitable, inclusive and quality education in which teaching/learning activities take place in a healthy and protected school environment for all children with the support and guidance of a resilient community.

However, despite the efforts made by the state and its technical and financial partners to provide education in emergency situations, many internally displaced students, and more specifically girls and children with disabilities, do not benefit from their right to inclusive, quality education, thus hindering the achievement of SDG4.

The National Coalition for Education for All of Burkina Faso, as a civil society organization with leadership in advocacy for quality education for all, intends to federate all energies at the national and local levels through this project called "project to strengthen the citizen dynamic at the national and local levels for the realization of education in emergency situations" in order to contribute to reducing the dropout rate of internally displaced students, girls and children with disabilities in areas of high security challenges and the achievement of the SDG4.

The first phase of the project was implemented in 2020-2021 with support from Education Out Loud of 223.099 USD.

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283.454 USD
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Traore Tahirou, traoretahirou2005@yahoo.fr