Integrating conflict and disaster risk reduction into education sector planning: Burkina Faso case study
Integrating conflict and disaster risk reduction into education sector planning is a new type of work for many ministries and other education actors. This case study aims to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the project methodology and implementation process in Burkina Faso, in order to inform future work in this area. Based on interviews with key stakeholders, this study describes the individual, organizational and institutional capacities that were necessary to ensure that C/DRR was integrated into education planning, and the challenges that emerged from the process. The study provides a description and an analysis of the three main phases of the project: (1) the development of an analysis of Burkina Faso’s vulnerability to risks of disaster and conflict in the education sector, (2) the development of the sector’s risk reduction strategy, and (3) the integration of the risk strategy in the PDSEB. It outlines the process that was used to develop the vulnerability analysis and risk reduction strategy, which rely on a highly participative processes including workshops, consultations and debates.