SEED Burkina Faso Dialogue Forum 2017

Innovative business solutions for green growth and sustainable development

in Burkina Faso

Wednesday 20 September 2017 | 08.30 – 16.30

Ramada Pearl Hotel, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso


How can we leverage the full potential of business solutions to achieve sustainable development goals and support the path to a green and inclusive economy?

Eco-inclusive enterprises are clear examples of how the private sector plays a major role in implementing the Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030. Innovative business solutions provide practical approaches to clean energy, climate-smart agriculture, waste management and recycling challenges. The involvement of the private sector is thus critical in the transition to environmentally sustainable, climate resilient and poverty alleviating economy in Burkina Faso. 

Organised by SEED, Afrik Eveil and La Fabrique, the Dialogue Forum in Burkina Faso will bring together key stakeholders from business, business development service providers, policy and civil society to jointly explore the approaches and partnerships essential for the promotion and replication of business models that contribute successfully to green growth and sustainable development in Burkina Faso. 


Highlights of the Burkina Faso Dialogue Forum

  • Café du Sahel will provide an intensive, highly interactive session for entrepreneurs, and policy makers to deliberate on the opportunities, challenges and support mechanisms for eco-inclusive enterprises in Burkina Faso.

  • Enterprise Solutions Exhibition will showcase innovative, locally driven and entrepreneurial approaches to sustainable development challenges.
  • BDS Dialogue will bring together Business Development Service Providers to share ideas and experiences on tools and methodologies for supporting eco-inclusive enterprises in Burkina Faso. 


Key Speakers 

  • Rasmané Ouedraogo , UNDP IPE
  • Becquet Polycarpe Bationo, Direction de la Promotion de l'Entreprenariat et des Investissements Verts
  • Blaise Kemdé, Fonds Burkinabé de Développement Économique et Social (FBDES) (tbc)
  • Ebenezer Kumi, SEED
  • Lisa Barutel, La Fabrique
  • Prosper Zombre,  Afrik Eveil 


Event Partners



The event is part of the implementation of "Promoting Eco-Entrepreneurship in Africa", a SWITCH-Africa Green multi-country project in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa and Uganda.


Local Partners

Afrik Eveil Logo 2Afrik Eveil is an accelerator and think tank dedicated to youth entrepreneurship in Africa with teams in Accra, Ouagadougou, Paris, Geneva, and Taipei.


 La Fabrique is an incubator devoted to promoting social and responsible companies in West Africa.


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