Manager of the CSO Fund 'Promotion of Human Rights, Peace and Social Cohesion 2021-2025"
For many years, the Royal Danish Embassy (RDA) in Ouagadougou has accompanied and strengthened Burkinabe civil society organisations (CSOs) active in the field of democratic governance and the promotion and protection of human rights, which have very often been at the forefront of promoting democratisation and the defence of fundamental rights.
The objective of this project is "a strengthened civil society contributes to the respect of human rights, the prevention of conflicts and the preservation of social cohesion". Three outputs are expected:
- output 1: Human rights are promoted, particularly among women, youth and marginalised groups - including Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) - and better respected throughout the country;
- output 2: Preservation of social cohesion, resilience against violent extremism and peace-building are strengthened, particularly with the participation of women and youth;
- output 3: The strengthening of CSO’ capacities favours better quality actions on the ground, allowing for greater access to rights and increased dialogue with the government.
In a highly deteriorated context (deterioration of security, expansion of terrorism, social contestation, threats to freedom of expression), Burkina Faso needs stronger CSOs. The project, through the Technical Assistance Unit, will contribute to capacity building in strategic planning, management, monitoring and evaluation and capitalisation, which will lead to better quality actions on the ground, allowing for greater access to rights and increased dialogue with the Government.