Ministry of Development of Digital Economy and Posts (MDENP)
Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications (ARCEP)
Source: World Bank 2020 - https://datacatalog.worldbank.org/
Burkina Faso is exposed to multiple natural hazards and is particularly vulnerable to droughts, locust invasions, storms, and floods—often caused by drainage and dam system failures. Most stakeholders are aware of the increasing risks posed by: (i) unplanned settlements in high-risk areas; (ii) improper drainage; and (iii) poorly designed infrastructure. The government of Burkina Faso is, in fact, planning to expand its early warning capacities in order to properly address flood and windstorm hazards. The government also seeks to enhance linkages between hazard forecasting and response from stakeholders. However, the country lacks the necessary framework, technical resources and financial resources to properly address the development planning in a sustainable manner. In the last five years, Burkina Faso has scaled-up its disaster risk management (DRM) efforts. In 2012 a national DRM strategy was drafted, and is currently awaiting formal adoption. Additionally, the country is developing a database of historical natural disasters under the United Nations’ DesInventar program—an inventory system of the effects of disasters—and an early warning system for food security—with droughts and locust invasions as its primary focus.
Source: Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/publication/country-profile-2016-burkina-faso.pdf
West African CFA franc (XOF)
Source: INFORM Risk 2022 - www.inform-index.org/
Voltage: 220V, Frequency: 50Hz, Plug type: C, E
Yes - active
Lead agency of UN/NGO ICT WG: WFP
Yes - active
Lead agency of CWC WG: OCHA
Source: World Bank 2020 (https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/IT.MLT.MAIN.P2?name_desc=false&locations=BF)
Source: World Bank 2020 (https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/IT.CEL.SETS.P2?locations=BF&name_desc=false)
Source: World Bank 2020 (https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/IT.NET.BBND.P2?locations=BF&name_desc=false)
Source: Knoema 2020 (https://knoema.com/atlas/Burkina-Faso)
Source: GSMA Intelligence 2021 (https://www.mobileconnectivityindex.com/#year=2021&zoneIsocode=BFA)
Source: GSMA Intelligence 2018 (https://www.mobileconnectivityindex.com/#year=2018&zoneIsocode=,BFA&analysisView=BFA)
The contacts across sectors are provided as follows.
Full contact list: https://dlca.logcluster.org/display/public/DLCA/4+Burkina+Faso+Contact+Lists
This describes some of the regulations and rules related to the use of emergency telecommunications equipment in Burkina Faso.
National Climate Change Adaptation Plan (https://www.preventionweb.net/english/policies/v.php?id=58233&cid=27)
The objectives of an NAP are to (i) reduce vulnerability to the impact of climate change by developing adaptation and resilience capabilities; (ii) facilitate the integration of climate change adaptation into new or existing policies, programmes or activities and in specific development planning processes and strategies in pertinent sectors and at various levels in a coherent manner.
It ultimately results in a reference document containing practical information with a view to helping to: reduce the vulnerability of natural, social and economic systems to climate change; integrate climate change adaptation into current or future development policies and strategies.
Not a signatory to the Tampere Convention.
Burkina Faso UAV Regulations according to Agence Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (ANAC) du Burkina Faso (https://www.droneregulations.info/Burkina+Faso/BF.html)
Many specific regulations listed in link. ANAC contact information: 01 BP 1158 Ouagadougou 01, Burkina Faso
Tel: +226 50 30 64 88 / 50 31 63 32
Fax: +226 50 31 45 44
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.anacburkina.org
As a landlocked country, Burkina Faso has faced difficulties in accessing world-class connectivity and maintaining ubiquitous broadband internet access due to the lack of infrastructure and the reluctance of major operators to explore operational broadband service delivery models favorable for socio-economic development of the country. To address this challenge, the PRICAO Initiative was created by the Burkina Faso Government, in collaboration with a consortium of Internet Service Providers and Mobile Operators. The purpose of the initiative is to facilitate the creation of virtual landing points as a platform for the extension of broadband network coverage in the country, with a view to improving the quality of connectivity in the region; increase Internet penetration and improve the performance of ICT services.
In Burkina Faso, CREWS improves hydrometeorological services for early warning for flood-related risks and risk information for agriculture, food security and anticipation of severe weather impacts.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)