Project profile — Improve Conflict Prevention and Security Governance in Burkina Faso


International PeacebuildingAlliance (21042)
2020-11-05 - 2023-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Burkina Faso (100.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project seeks to improve stability and security at the community level in the East, Centre Nord and Boucle de Mouhoun regions of Burkina Faso, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This project reinforces the key role of security governance mechanisms, particularly the role of traditional and community structures, as well as the role of women and youths, in strengthening social cohesion and resilience in the face of security and health crises. Project activities include: (1) conducting a participative action-research process to better understand the dynamics between the various security mechanisms and the communities, the obstacles, and the opportunities to improve conflict management and prevention and to better protect the population of Burkina Faso; (2) engaging the relevant local stakeholders from communities, authorities and security mechanisms (state, customary, informal) in the chosen regions to build their capacity to manage and prevent conflicts and protect the population; (3) encouraging decision makers to adopt a “conflict sensitivity” approach, integrate gender and youth considerations, and take into account the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on security dynamics; and (4) using awareness and training activities to facilitate the inclusion of women and gender perspectives when developing and implementing conflict prevention, security management and population protection activities.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include : (1) peacebuilding approaches, gender and youth considerations, and the COVID-19 pandemic’s impacts on local security dynamics are integrated into the strategies, programs and policies of key peace and security stakeholders; (2) security management is improved in the targeted regions in a way that incorporates gender and youth considerations, peacebuilding approaches, and needs that are specific to the context of the COVID-19 pandemic; and (3) security management practices and approaches are adapted to meet the specific needs of women and youths.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $500,000
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
07-03-2023 Disbursement $386,614
31-03-2023 Disbursement $113,846
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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