Our work in

Burkina Faso

Our work in

Burkina Faso

There are nearly 70 languages in use in Burkina Faso, around 60 of which are indigenous. This makes for a highly multilingual radio environment, with many small radio stations serving specific communities. We started working there in 2013, partnering with a range of radio stations — especially faith- and community-based ones — on food security and nutrition projects. We ran some of our first radio cooking shows there, helping listeners learn to prepare orange-fleshed sweet potato — a vitamin A-rich alternative to traditional varieties. Burkina Faso is also the central hub for our work advancing sexual and reproductive health as well as maternal, newborn and child health — important new areas of focus.

Our reach


8.5 million potential listeners

By combining radio coverage maps with population density information, we estimate that our partner stations in Burkina Faso have a combined potential audience of more than 8.5 million people.



Feature projects

Feature publications

Outcome-Evaluation-Report-Mobilizing-Radio-and-ICTs-to-Fight-Vitamin-A-Deficiency-by-Scaling-up-the-Production-and-Consumption-of-Orange-Fleshed-Sweetpotato (1)
2016 | Outcome Evaluation

Outcome Evaluation Report: Mobilizing Radio and ICTs to Fight Vitamin A Deficiency by Scaling-up the Production and Consumption of Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato

2016 | Research Report

African Rural Radio Program Analysis

2016 | Thematic Brief

Thematic briefing note: Promoting gender equality through knowledge and information

Country snapshot

184th on the Human Development Index

22,100,683 total population

68.8% rural population

73,2% employment in agriculture

0.8% rural access to electricity

37.8% women’s literacy rate

Source: UNDP, World Bank

Staple crops

Sorghum, millet, maize, rice, fonio, cassava, sweet potato, yam

Our work in Burkina Faso

14 Broadcasting partners

1990 First broadcasting partner joined

2013 Country office opened

2013 First radio project


PO Box 3440, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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Project broadcast languages

Mooré, Dioula, Lyélé, Gulmancéma, Nuni, Lobiri, Dagaare

Digital solutions at work



On the air

Listening Post

Listening Post


Participatory Radio Campaign

Community Listening Group

Community Listening Groups

Drama Plus

Drama Plus