OIC and Burkina Faso establish agreement on childcare and women’s empowerment


Jeddah – In order to conduct a project for women’s empowerment and childcare in places where there are refugees and displaced people, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation inked an agreement with the government of Burkina Faso.

The agreement was signed following a field trip by a combined delegation of the OIC, its mission in Niger, and the Islamic Solidarity Fund to Burkinabe refugees and internally displaced people.

It was a component of the follow-up to the execution of a pertinent project that had been agreed by the Ministerial Conference for Women, which took place in Cairo in July 2021.

The agreement was signed by Karamoko Jean-Marie Traore, minister delegate for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Cooperation, and Burkinabe Abroad, who is in charge of regional cooperation, and Dr. Amina Al-Hajri, director general of cultural, social, and family affairs at the OIC.

The delegation met with Nandi Soumie Diallo, minister of national solidarity, humanitarian action, national reconciliation, and women and the family, as well as Olivia Rumba, minister of foreign affairs, regional cooperation, and Burkinabe abroad.

They commended the OIC for taking the initiative to carry out the project and reaffirmed the willingness of their ministries and pertinent authorities to work together to make sure it was successful.

Al-Hajri stated that OIC Secretary-General Hissein Brahim Taha was very interested in carrying out the initiative.

According to her, the OIC and its relevant institutions are eager to offer all support options in order to help Burkina Faso and the Sahel countries as a whole achieve security, stability, and prosperity.

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