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Strengthening the capacity of craftsmen in Burkina Faso through the creation of a National Center for Support the Artisanal Processing of Cotton

Burkina Faso



Aid type

Project-type interventions

Burkina Faso



€ 4,808,228
€ 2,278,454


By creating a National Center for Support the Artisanal Processing of Cotton (CNATAC), the aim of the project is to restore and reinforce the cotton sector and supply chain across the country. More specifically, it intends to improve craftsmen skills, with a particular focus on women and young apprentices, to respond effectively to market expectations.

The project will be implemented for 3 years, from the starting date. 2.285 people from the local communities are the direct beneficiaries, while their families and about 300,000 textile craftsmen to whom the Center's training offer is addressed are estimated to indirectly benefit from the project. The project will be carried out under the responsibility of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Crafts, which will operate through the General Directorate of Crafts (DGA). The government of Burkina Faso will co-finance the 1, 79 of the total cost, while the rest will be financed by AICS.

The first expected result is clearly the construction and equipment of the infrastructure that will support the artisanal processing of cotton. The second result is instead the development of a technical training offer, which will adopt a skill-based approach and include business management trainings, in order to improve the ability of craftsmen to manage laboratories and small businesses. In addition, the project envisages offering support services to small craft enterprises, by enhancing interaction with business incubators, working on the labeling process of textile products, and offering global visibility to the products. read more close
Year Committed Used
2019 € 0 € 2,278,454
2018 € 4,808,228 € 0


Type Name Channel code
Government AICS - Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development 11000

Channel reported

Type Name Channel code

Project data

  • IATI IdentifierXM-DAC-6-4-011404-01-3
  • AID011404/01/3
  • CRS Activity identifier2019000087
  • Planned start 2018/04/02
  • Planned End 2021/03/31
  • Actual start 2019/12/19
  • Actual end -
  • Bi/Multilateral Bilateral
  • Status Implementation
  • Tied status Untied


  • 11330 - Vocational training 30.0%
  • 32140 - Cottage industries and handicraft 40.0%
  • 32310 - Construction policy and administrative management 30.0%

Policy markers

  • Gender Equality significant objective
  • Disability not targeted
  • Aid to Environment not targeted
  • Participatory Development/Good Governance not targeted
  • Trade Development significant objective
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adaptation not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention to Combat Desertification not targeted


  • 8.2 - Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors
  • 8.3 - Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
  • 8.6 - By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training