Digital transformation in Burkina Faso: the case of ‘LucAS health Clinic’

PART I: Conceptual: the project on paper

1.1. Introduction

In September 2015, the General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This agenda was built on the principle of “leaving no one behind” by emphasising a holistic approach to achieving sustainable development for all (United Nations). Among these goals is the need to ‘Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages (#Envision2030 Goal 3) that this article is going to focus on in the specific context of Burkina Faso. Read More “Digital transformation in Burkina Faso: the case of ‘LucAS health Clinic’”

Yacouba Sawadogo the ‘man who wanted to stop the desert’

Introduction

On October 5, 2018, exactly 2 weeks after he returned from his trip to Stockholm, Sweden where he received alternative Nobel Prize for his work against the advancing desert, Yacouba Sawadogo, 80 years old, ‘the man who wanted to stop the desert’ accepted to give me an interview.
After the traditional ‘father and son’ welcome and greetings as its common in the Burkinabe culture, we had a 20 minutes exchange. This was about Yacouba biography, his experiences, achievements and his plans. Then I went for a round walking away, accompanied by few young men that Yacouba put at my disposal, for one hour and half to see what was done effectively. Read More “Yacouba Sawadogo the ‘man who wanted to stop the desert’”

How could youth contribute in the future partnership globally?

Young Burkinabe and British volunteers, Burkina Faso
Introduction