Burkina Faso’s painted earth homes in a royal village

Green Prophet

Until the girls were abducted, I didn’t know much about Burkina Faso. Design burkina faso Cour Royale à Tiébélé earth architecture gourounsi architecture kassena people Rita Willaert And I didn’t think I wanted to know more until I stumbled upon Tiébélé, a village full of the most elaborately-painted earthen homes and mausoleums. Rita Willaert has a treasure trove of images on her flickr page. Hit the jump to see just a few – these are pure art.

Great Green Wall of Trees for Africa

Green Living Ideas

Tags: Climate Change/Global Warming Africa Burkina Faso Chad climate change Djibouti Eritrea Ethiopia GEF Global Environment Facility global warming Great Green Wall Mali Mauritania Niger Nigeria Sahel-Sahara Senegal Sudan United Nations United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification World Day to Combat Desertification

2010 81

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

Cuckoos Tracked from England to Africa

10,000 Birds

The birds have dispersed rather widely: Four of the birds have already crossed the Sahara; two are in southern Chad, one is in northern Nigeria and the fourth one is in Burkina Faso. Tiny satellite tracking tags allowed scientists from the British Trust for Ornithology to track five cuckoos on their 5,000 km migration to Africa.

The Pope supports pulses

Green Prophet

Burkina Faso played a leading role in the designation of World Pulses Day. The Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Burkina Faso to FAO, Joseìphine Ouedraogo, highlighted the key role of women in the production, processing and distribution of pulses in local markets.

Music Mondays: Bombino

Wend Magazine

Bombino lost two of his bandmates to government execution before he was forced into exile in Burkina Faso. BOMBINO. Welcome to Madelaine’s Music Mondays , soon to be one of your favorite WEND Magazine blog features. Today, I’d love to share with you one of my favorite world artists — Tuaregian guitar sensation Bombino. Born in 1980 in the Nigerian town of Agadez, Bombino grew up during an era of armed revolution against violent government suppression.

Register for IRENA Innovation Week 2018!

Green Prophet

Ministers and senior executives from around the world will be in attendance, including: HRH Princess Abze Djigma of Burkina Faso. IRENA Innovation Week is a three-day event that unites leading thinkers and policy makers to explore disruptive innovation aimed specifically at accelerating a transition to renewable energy. All m embers of the media – print, and digital – are invited to register to attend (and report on!)

2018 49

Arab loan offers $105 million USD to fund renewables globally

Green Prophet

In Burkina Faso , an ADFD loan of US$5.5 Cuba will receive an Arab fund loan to develop solar power.

2020 80

37 Lions and Tigers Confiscated in Saudi Arabia

Green Prophet

” Similarly, “Burkina Faso and Kenya announced today the withdrawal of the proposal to amend the annotation for African elephant (Loxodonta africana) in the CITES Appendices,” despite an overwhelming increase in poaching for ivory that has led to the deaths of not only thousands of elephants but also people. Officials have confiscated 37 lions and tigers in Saudi Arabia, according to Arab News.

How Can We Prevent or Reverse Desertification and Save Lands from Desert Encroachment?


Around 12 million trees were planted in Senegal alone and positive effects on soils are already visible in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Niger and Burkina Faso [8]. What has been nearly an impossible dream of one man has grown into his life-long mission and changed lives of many communities in Burkina Faso and Niger. As other natural ecosystems, deserts have their own dynamics independent of human activities.

2019 70

Forming Spiritual Community in Turbulent Times with Sobonfu Somé - The Blue Deer Center - May 18-20, 2012

Green (Living) Review

Destined from birth to teach the ancient wisdom, ritual and practices of her ancestors to those in the West, Sobonfu, whose name means "keeper of the rituals" travels the world on a healing mission sharing the rich spiritual life and culture of her native land Burkina Faso.

2012 100

A Clarion Call for Sahel Drought Victims

Green Prophet

The internationally renowned artist who regularly campaigns to improve the lives of African citizens launched an appeal to the international community to act before the food crisis unfolding in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger reaches emergency status. “We World-renowned Sengalese musician Baaba Maal visits drought victims in Mauritania.

Why VATs on Solar Energy Hinder Progress on Energy Poverty

Sierra Club Compass

This includes leaders from Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mali, and most recently Kenya. Photo credit: SolarAid. What difference can a value added tax make to the lives of those living in energy poverty?  A big one. Currently, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa apply a value added tax (VAT) to clean energy products like solar lanterns and solar home systems.

A Dustier Planet, Your Dustier Lungs

Green Prophet

Saharan dust storms have increased approximately 10-fold during the half-century since the 1950s, causing topsoil loss in Niger, Chad, northern Nigeria, and Burkina Faso. Earth’s dust storms and sand storms are becoming more frequent. How does that affect your health? Here in the Middle East, powerful hot winds sometimes drop fine yellowish sand down from the sky, coating the skin and lips irritatingly and making it hard to see across the street.

Israel Strengthens Environmental Ties to Africa: Part 2

Green Prophet

For example, the Embassy of Israel to Cote d’Ivoire is also responsible for relations with Liberia, Togo, Burkina Faso and Benin. Investing in African Agriculture. This past April, MASHAV, Israel’s agency for international development cooperation, signed a memorandum of understanding with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The memorandum is aimed at addressing food security through partnerships with farmers in Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Rwanda.

Furnishing your home just got fairer

Green (Living) Review

Fairtrade offers a positive alternative to thousands of cotton farmers in India and in countries as widespread as Senegal, Burkina Faso, Egypt and Mali in West Africa, Peru and Egypt. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) B&Q, Britain's largest home improvement retailer, has announced on 28 July 2010 that it will be selling its first Fairtrade products in store this year. From August 2010, B&Q will sell a range of Fairtrade cotton bedding in 100 stores.

2010 123

New Faith Values and ESD Publication

The Green Changemakers

Yakubu Joseph Religion and Education for Sustainable Development in the Context of Burkina Faso. [link] “Exploring synergies between faith values and education for sustainable development” is the new publication of Earth Charter International.

The Future of Birding Field Guides is Digital

10,000 Birds

How much will it cost you to replace a broken electronic device, possible abroad during your birding trip, and how easy or not is it to find a shop selling these things in, say, Burkina Faso.

2011 154

Global Eye

The Green Changemakers

FIGHTING POVERTY WITH FACTS Community-Based Monitoring Systems

The Green Changemakers

Asia: Philippines, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, other initiatives Africa: Burkina Faso, Senegal, Benin, East Africa Conclusions FIGHTING POVERTY WITH FACTS : Part 4. in_focus: FIGHTING POVERTY WITH FACTS Community-Based Monitoring Systems Celia Reyes and Evan Due IDRC 2009 ISBN 978-1-55250-432-1 e-ISBN 978-1-55250-435-2 124 pp.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

years), Samoa (31.3), Tonga (31.3), Morocco (32.8), Senegal (32.8), Albania (32.8), Georgia (32.8), Armenia (34.3), St Vincent & Grenadines (36.1), Kenya (36.1), Maldives (37.9), Kyrgyzstan (37.9), Burkina Faso (37.9), India (40.1), Cook Islands (40.1), Bhutan (42.4), Yemen (45.1), Tajikistan (45.1), Mozambique (45.1), Rwanda (45.1), Burundi (45.1), Lesotho (48.1), Swaziland (48.1).

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

Why we must oppose transition to gas-fired power

Green Blog

India and Burkina Faso) can increase their emissions until finally reaching zero emissions by 2050. [5]. “These estimates translate to a climate genocide involving the deaths of 10 billion people this century…&#.

Urban Research Symposium 2009

The Green Changemakers

2009 40

Urban Upgrading

The Green Changemakers

Country Case Example Issues Africa See also Regional Overview and Country Assessments: Summary , Burkina Faso , Cameroon , Cote D'Ivoire , Ghana , Mali , Namibia , Senegal , Swaziland , Tanzania , Zambia Angola Lobito Benguela Urban Environ. View the topics in the index below by clicking on the red button. View photographs of 'Success Stores' from projects around the world. What is a slum ? What is urban upgrading ? What is needed to make it work ? What is the demand for upgrading?

2010 40