Prime Minister of Burkina Faso leads 11 poverty-environment champions in adopting 2014 roadmap
On December 17th the Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, his Excellency Mr. Luc Adolphe Tiao – a poverty-environment champion himself, met with the appointed poverty-environment champions in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The objective of the meeting was to finalize and adopt a roadmap on how each P-E champion can advocate for and advance pro-poor sustainable development in the country.
As a result, a roadmap indicating the next steps for 11 of the 20 champions was adopted. For example, the Prime Minister has committed to arrange high level seminars on sustainable development and disseminate key findings from PEI supported studies in order to advocate for increased budget allocations to meet pro-poor sustainability objectives. Parliamentarian, Assita Ouattara, and Bishop (emeritus) Anselm Titiama Sanou have already in 2013 initiated a reforestation campaign in collaboration with District 7 of Bobo Dioulasso and are committed to continue this work and the greening of other public spaces. See the complete roadmap for more examples on how the poverty-environment champions in Burkina Faso are planning to advance in 2014.