Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso’s predominant natural resources are manganese, gold, limestone, marble, phosphate, zinc and uranium. Its mining sector did not become very significant until 2007, when gold production increased substantially after the opening of the Taparko-Boroum mine. In 2010, Gold was Burkina Faso’s top export.

Sources: EITI, US State Gov

EITI Status: Compliant
Visit Burkina Faso’s EITI page

Contact
Dr. Moses K. KAMBOU
Executive Director
ORCADE
Email: moskam@orcade.org
Tel:+226-50-36-20-89 (Office)
Tel:+226-70-27-96-73 (Mobile)

Languages spoken by contact: French, English

Recent activities

18 July 2013PWYP Burkina Faso member Mines Alerte met with the parliamentarian delegation for good governance in the extractive sector to explore possibilities for collaboration. You can read an overview here (in French only).

16 – 17 July 2013PWYP Burkina Faso organised a two day workshop to build the capacity of the media to report on issues related to the extractive sector and good governance. You can read an overview of the event here (in French only).

17 – 20 September 2013 – Participants from PWYP Burkina Faso participated in the ten year anniversary conference of PWYP, where attendees approved the coalition’s new strategy, Vision 20/20. PWYP Burkina Faso produced a poster for the event, highlighting the achievements and milestones of the coalition.

Coalition members

Alliance Technique d’Assistance au Développement (ATAD)
Association Agir pour le Développement du Nahouri ADN/Nahouri
ATTAC/Burkina
Cellule nationale des organisations de la société civile
Coalition nationale des Petits exploitants miniers
GERDDES
Groupe de Recherche et d’Action sur le Foncier
Ligue des Consommateurs du Burkina
Mouvement burkinabè pour l’Emergence d’une justice sociale
Mouvement burkinabè pour l’Emergence de la Justice sociale
ORCADE
Réseau Africain des Journalistes traitant de l’Information et de la Transparence
Réseau Afrique Jeunesse
Réseau Femme et Environnement du Burkina Faso
Réseau national de Lutte Anti-Corruption
Secrétariat permanent des ONG

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