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B-FASO CREATIVE, training for entrepreneurs in the cultural and creative industries of Burkina Faso

Africalia asbl, in collaboration with the Royal Danish Embassy in Burkina Faso, convinced of the enormous potential that the creative industries in Burkina Faso represent in terms of creations, jobs and economic growth, both locally and nationally, launched a pilot programme, B-FASO Creative, in October 2017. Through intensive training, this programme aims to strengthen the skills of Burkina Faso's Cultural and Creative Industries entrepreneurs in cultural entrepreneurship.

B-FASO Creative training participants :

1. Grégoire Kaboré - ISCAM - Institut Supérieur du Cinéma, de l'Audiovisuel, du Multimédia et de la Musique (Higher Institute of Cinema, Audiovisual, Multimedia and Music)
2. Benjamin L. Kombelemsigri - Binjikom Style
3. Nacanabo Mahamoudou - Astus Conseils
4. Mamounata Nikiéma - Pilumpiku Production
5. Bogodo Etienne Benjamin Ouédraogo - Institute for Development, Education, Culture and Communication (IDECC)
6. Clovis Koyanyandé Ouédraogo - Musik Univers
7. Serge Dimitri Pitroipa - Pit Production
8. Yannick G. Sankara - Afriyelba
9. Jérôme Stanislas Sanou - wu nyingué" association Centre culturel sénoufo René Fournier
10. Sékou Oumar Sidibé alias Inspecteur Rock - Nafadou
11. Moumouni Sodre - Diam Production
12. Yaya Sourabié - Faso Films
13. Honoré Mannsomdé Yaméogo - Onezik
14. Toussaint Zongo - Association des producteurs Burkinabè pour la Gestion du fonds de Soutien Succès cinéma Burkina faso

At the end of the three-month course, participants will have been able to:

- Draw up a business plan;
- Clear and precise information on current legal and tax issues;
- Learn about different types of innovative financing in the CCI sector;
- Take advantage of information and communication technology tools and all the marketing techniques used on digital media and channels;
- Benefit from the expertise of mentors with international experience.

The training lasted 3 months and took place in 3 distinct and complementary phases:

- Online training via
- Benefit from the expertise of mentors and speakers with international experience during two one-week residential workshops in Ouagadougou and Koudougou.
- An evaluation session on 24 January 2018 in Ouagadougou.

The closing ceremony of the B-Faso Creative programme

B-FASO Creative cloture
B-FASO Creative cloture

The closing ceremony of the B-Faso Creative programme took place on 26 January 2018 in Ouagadougou. During the evening, 6 entrepreneurs were invited to present their projects in front of a jury of 5 people chaired by Mr Michel Saba, Director of CERAV and an audience of journalists, cultural and private operators. The jury awarded prizes to 3 entrepreneurs, each of whom received :

- Mamounata Nikiema will benefit from the services of an ICT expert.
- Yannick Sankara will receive a one-year broadband internet subscription and a camera
- Mahamoudou Nacanabo will benefit from an immersion grant with a firm specialising in crowdfunding project support.

Congratulations again to all the participants in this training course, and thank you to all the speakers for their confidence, and to the mentors for their commitment!

Thanks to Adama Kabore for his professionalism and François Bouda for his support.

Find out more about the B-Faso creative programme in the brochure below:


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