The IBCR takes part in a panel discussion: “Childhood and adolescence in Burkina Faso: what does the future hold by 2030?”

Every year, on November 20, the world celebrates Universal Children’s Day. The civil society, which is particularly active in Burkina Faso, has taken this opportunity to mobilise the actors working with children and teenagers to promote children’s rights throughout the country and the region. 

The IBCR has been invited to participate to a discussion panel which took place in Ouagadougou. The topic of this event was “Childhood and adolescence in Burkina Faso: what does the future hold by 2030?

Organised by the Child and Adolescent Well-Being Association (ABE2A) in partnership with the Research Institute for Development (IRD), this panel discussion was a good occasion to gather several experts to talk about children and teenager’s future as well as the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The experts have identified key issues and challenges but have also proposed solutions.

The IBCR has shared its vision and the importance of reinforcing children protection actors’ capacities. Acquiring solid knowledges and skills in this field is essential to carry good interventions and enhance collaboration between partners. This event was also a great opportunity to talk about the IBCR’s project. The public interest has showed that the actions taken by the IBCR in Burkina Faso is vital to reinforce children’s rights and achieve the SDGs by 2030.