Berufsbildung Erneuerbare Energie in Burkina Faso - OEZA Kofinanzierung

Contract partner: Diverse Träger Country: Burkina Faso Funding amount: € 550.000,00 Project start: 01.11.2018 End: 31.03.2026

Short Description:

Overall goal

The overall objective is to improve access to energy in Burkina Faso through improved training opportunities and increased employment in the field of renewable energy. This is to be achieved primarily through a sustainable anchoring of a new and high-quality specialisation "Renewable Energy" in vocational high schools (Lycées Professionnels) and collaborations with the private sector to improve job opportunities in the field of renewable energies.

The project aims to:

• Increase the quality of vocational training in the field of renewable energy (focus on solar energy);

• Improve access to vocational training and employment opportunities in the field of renewable energy with a focus on girls and disadvantaged groups.

Expected results

• Improved capacity of partner schools and teachers to offer the new “Renewable Energy” specialization through trainings and participatory school development processes;

• Roll-out of the new specialization “Renewable Energy” to additional partner schools;

• Strengthened partnerships for social mobilisation, with a focus on improving access to education for girls and disadvantaged groups;

• Stakeholder involvement and increased practical orientation in vocational training in the field of renewable energy, including enhanced partnerships between schools and the private sector;

• Improved offer of practical and demand-oriented professional development for companies in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency through tailor-made training modules;

• Improved knowledge base for education-related policy decisions in the field of renewable energies, taking into account tertiary educational institutions and offers and the needs of the private sector.

Target group / Beneficiaries

Target groups and key stakeholders are:

• Students in the partner schools and prospective students;

• Teachers and members of the school administration of the partner schools;

• Small and medium-sized enterprises in the field of renewable energies;

• Government ministries (e.g. MENAPLN: Ministère de l’Education Nationale de l’Alphabétisation et de la Promotion des Langues Nationales);

• Leading companies such as the state-owned electricity supplier SONABEL

• Coalition Nationale des Organisations de la Société Civile (OSC) pour la Promotion des Energies Renouvelables et l'Accès à l'Energie Durable au Burkina Faso (CNPDER-BF);

• Agence National des Énergies Renouvelables et de l'Efficacité Energétique (ANEREE).

The project is implemented in Ouagadougou, Koudougo and Bobo-Dioulasso with a possible extension to additional locations. It is estimated that 7,900 people will benefit from the project.


• Capacity development;

• Needs analysis, creation/purchase, allocation of didactic material;

• Needs analysis, design of training modules, and implementation of training modules;

• Preparation, conception, implementation, evaluation of school development processes;

• Facilitation of partnerships between schools and industry (dual training);

• Facilitation of partnerships for social mobilization to increase access to education for girls and disadvantaged groups;

• Public relations work to make vocational training in the field of renewable energies more attractive;

• Studies to inform education-related policy decisions and enhance labour market transition

• Analysis and improvement of curricula implementation.


The project encompasses the first two phases of a planned 10-Year-Programme: Phase I (2018-2021), Phase II (2022-2026), and Phase III (2026-2028). The project is financed by the Austrian state Vorarlberg (EUR 3,225,000 Project No 2837-00/2018) with co-financing from the Austrian Development Cooperation (EUR 550,000). The Project is implemented by ADA through a project team in the ADC coordination office in Ouagadougou.

project number 2837-01/2018
source of funding OEZA
sector Energiegewinnung, -Verteilung und -Effizienz, allgemein
tied 0
modality Project-type interventions
marker Environment: 1, Climate change mitigation: 1, Gender: 1
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    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.