Overview of the 2011-2015 UNICEF-Burkina Faso Cooperation Programme
UNICEF-Burkina Faso 2011-2015 Cooperation Program aims to accelerate the survival and development of children, to contribute to the quality of education for all and to reduce poverty and vulnerability of children in a perspective of equity by focusing on the poorest and most excluded. The program pursues the achievement of national results towards meeting the Millennium Development declined in the Accelerated Growth Strategy and Sustainable Development (SCADD)
The 2011-2015 program consists of four sectoral components: Health / Nutrition; Education for All; Water / Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Promotion and children and women's rights protection; and two transverse components that are Communication, advocacy, and youth participation and development; and Social Policy, Planning, Monitoring / Evaluation
Implementation key strategies
To achieve expected results, the Country Program is based on interrelated strategies for advocacy, national capacity building of governmental actors and civil society, provision of services and essential products for children, and resources mobilization. The program covers the entire country. The implementation of the various program components combines nationally based interventions focused on political dialogue and the contribution to the implementation of sectoral policies and plans with targeted interventions for communities or groups of children especially vulnerable.
Through more systematically results-oriented programming that takes into account human rights and gender, special attention is paid to reducing social vulnerabilities, inequalities, exclusion and discrimination preventing children and women from fulfilling their rights.
The program strengthens children, families and communities capacities to claim their rights. It strengthens those of national authorities to help them better fulfill their obligations.
Strengthening the inclusion of gender rests on the implementation of the national gender policy and the recommendations of the gender audit of the Program implemented in 2009. In line with the new national response policy dealing with HIV / AIDS, taking into account the 4 "P" (mother to child transmission prevention, pediatric care, support for orphans and prevention among young people) is integrated respectively in the components of Health Program / Nutrition, Education for all, protection of children's rights and women and Communication, Advocacy, Youth Participation and Development to improve complementarity, efficiency and sustainability of interventions
The continual updating of the children and women situation analysis facilitates the documentation of evidence and good practice and clarifies the division of responsibilities between all actors. In line with the United Nations reform and the Paris Declaration on aid effectiveness, the program continues its efforts in harmonization, alignment and joint programming in order to participate more actively and effectively in the political dialogue dealing with policies, strategies, plans and budgets for children and women
In close collaboration with other UN agencies, the program supports the national mechanisms of prevention, preparedness and response to emergencies, including the implementation of the national multirisk contingency plan whose development has known UNICEF significant contribution in 2009-2010. It developed tools and resources for UNICEF to play fully and effectively its role as member and / or leader in the sectors of nutrition, water-sanitation and hygiene, education and protection of children in emergency situation.