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Burkina Faso Biomass Energy NAMA

Countries and regions
Burkina Faso, Sub-Saharan Africa
Action area


Case summary

The NAMA aims to reduce emissions associated with biomass use and respective deforestation e.g. for thermal energy use in the commercial sector by distributing more energy efficient cook stoves for traditional beer brewing and the production of Shea butter and sumbala. 1 In three phases, the NAMA will target i) productive energy use, ii) domestic energy use, iii) alternative energy options and energy markets. The objective is to enable the biomass energy sector to become an economically viable and renewable sector in the context of sustainable low carbon development.

Good practice elements of the project design include the level of cross-organisational coordination, the active participation of stakeholders, the market-oriented concept, and the combination of technical assistance and financial components.

Planning and implementation activity
Developing and Implementing Policies and Measures, Linking with the Sustainable Development Goals
Institutions involved
  • Government agencies: Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD); Permanent Secretariat of the National Council for the Environment and Sustainable Development (SP-CONEDD)
  • International partners: SNV Netherlands; Kreditanstalt fuer Wiederaufbau (KfW) via FIE (Environmen- tal Investment Fund) supported by Luxemburg and Sweden; United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO); Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • National financial institution: La Société Financière de Garantie Interbancaire du Burkina (SOFIGIB)
Sectors and themes
Agriculture, Energy Efficiency, Forestry and Land-Use, Industry, Transport, Waste Management
Source details
Global Good Practice Analysis (GIZ UNDP)

Results supported byUNDPWorld Resources InstituteTransparency partnership