GCAP Burkina was created in November 2005 during a national workshop on civil society ownership of the MDGs. Convinced that civil society must actively participate in monitoring the implementation of leaders’ commitments, GCAP Burkina, which is a coalition of 66 organizations from 13 regions of Burkina Faso, has decided to combine the efforts of its members in order to give more weight to actions to effectively fight poverty and inequality.

The main objectives are to challenge political leaders and development partners to deliver on their promises to eradicate poverty and inequality.
The Burkina Faso coalition is also an actor in raising communities’ awareness of their rights and duties for sustainable development. The focal point of GCAP Burkina Faso is the “Cadre de Concertation des ONG et associations actives en Education au Burkina Faso”. (CCEB) which is a network of more than 150 organizations across the country. GCAP Burkina has a national scope; Present in the 13 regions of Burkina Faso, its work consists in identifying “zones and sectors” characterized by “a plurality of social handicaps” in order to carry out advocacy and interpellation actions around the issues.

The Coalition also promotes social development as a driver for the inclusion of the excluded. GCAP Burkina has also established a partnership with the various press organs (radio, television, newspapers, etc.). GCAP also succeeded in convincing a group of journalists to create a network. These journalists work closely with the coalition as a whole, but also to be imbued with demands at both the international and national levels. This makes it possible to accurately relay the concerns of the movement. GCAP Burkina also maintains collaborations with musicians of artists who are also channels that we use at all levels to raise awareness among the population.

The Coalition also promotes social development as a driver for the inclusion of the excluded. GCAP Burkina has also established a partnership with the various press organs (radio, television, newspapers, etc.). GCAP also succeeded in convincing a group of journalists to create a network. These journalists work closely with the coalition as a whole, but also to be imbued with demands at both the international and national levels. This makes it possible to accurately relay the concerns of the movement. GCAP Burkina also maintains collaborations with musicians of artists who are also channels that we use at all levels to raise awareness among the population.

Thematic focus

  • Combating poverty and social inequalities
  • The right to food
  • Access to health care
  • The right to quality inclusive education
  • Gender equality
  • Access to drinking water, hygiene and sanitation
  • Right to decent work
  • Climate Change
  • Promotion of democracy and citizenship
  • Combating maternal and child mortality

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