Evidence-based policymaking for the promotion of an EbA approach in the development of the green belt in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Implemented by Fondazione ACRA

The project aims at restoring and rehabilitating three sites located in the Green Belt, which has been severely impacted by Climate Change and a fast urbanisation leading to the degradation of its ecosystem. 

The adoption of sustainable resource management is necessary to protect farming activities and to preserve the biodiversity of the Green Belt. In the urban context of Ouagadougou, the Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) approach will be promoted through a three-pillared strategy linking research, awareness-raising activities, and policymaking

In order to promote best practices for a more effective climate change mitigation strategy, the research component will analyse the Green Belt ecosystem and its potential

Awareness activities and trainings addressed to primary schools, targeted farmers, and associations active in the area, will play a fundamental role in promoting the understanding and knowledge on the importance of preserving the Green Belt. 

In order to mainstream the EbA approach into local and national legislation, the project will intervene at policy level involving the Municipality of Ouagadougou, the Ministry of the Environment, and mayors of other Burkinabe and Sahelian cities. Addressing these three components, the intervention strategy aims to improve socioeconomic status, wellbeing and local communities’ resilience to Climate Change. 

Cohort: 2nd (September 2021 cutoff)

Award: US$249,999

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