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Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso RRA Validation Workshop

With the support of IRENA, the Republic of Burkina Faso through the Ministry of Mines, Quarries and Energy (MMCE) initiated the Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) process with a view to support country’s efforts in enabling the wider penetration of various renewable energy technologies.

  • 18 November 2021
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  • Policy, Energy Transition, Benefits
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  • Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

RRA Burkina Faso Expert Consultation workshop

With the support of IRENA, the Republic of Burkina Faso through the Ministry of Mines, Quarries and Energy undertook a Renewable Readiness Assessment (RRA).

  • 23 – 24 June 2021
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  • Benefits, Costs, Energy Transition, Finance & Investment, Policy
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  • Virtual

Utility-scale Solar and Wind Areas: Burkina Faso

This study seeks to map suitable areas in Burkina Faso for deploying utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power projects.

  • September 2021
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  • Benefits, Policy
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  • English, French
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  • Burkina Faso

Renewable Energy in Burkina Faso: Improving Living Conditions and Alleviating Poverty

“Through electricity access, renewable energy projects will improve living conditions in rural areas. It will contribute to create economic activities, to improve access to health, education and culture, and eventually alleviate poverty,” said Yacouba Camara, Director-General, Electrification Development Fund (FDE), which is responsible for the implementation of...


Francesco La Camera Welcomes President of Burkina Faso H.E. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

Mr. Francesco La Camera discussed opportunities for accelerated renewable energy deployment in Burkina Faso with the President of Burkina Faso His Excellency Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.


Global Youth Call for a Just Energy Transition at IRENA Eleventh Assembly

The Forum took place during the recently concluded Eleventh Assembly of IRENA, which welcomed more than 2000 global energy, policy and environment leaders from around the world to discuss the energy transformation in the context of the global response to COVID-19.


IRENA Council Meets as Agency Renews Call for Recovery Built around Energy Transformation

The nineteenth and twentieth meetings of the Council will be held virtually on 3rd and 4th of November.


Climate Investment Platform: Plugging the Energy Investment Gap in Developing Countries

IRENA and Climate Investment Platform partners are working closely to advance renewables deployment efforts in developing countries.


Capacity Development Workshop - Financing NDC Implementation in the Energy Sector

The workshop, co-organised by the Government of Burkina Faso, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Green Climate Fund (GCF) and IRENA, was an opportunity for intensive discussion on renewable energy project formulation with a small number of target countries.

  • 26 – 28 June 2018
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  • Policy, Finance & Investment, Climate Change
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  • Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Advancing renewables in developing countries

This report reviews the progress of innovative projects supported by IRENA/ADFD Project Facility, a partnership to expand renewable energy access in developing countries and fulfil Sustainable Development Goals.

  • January 2020
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  • Benefits, Energy Transition
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  • English