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Mauritania Study Tour on the Burkina Faso National Volunteer Program (PNVB)

Monday, 29 January 2018 16:59 Written by 
  • Location(s): Mauritania
  • Type(s): Mechanism
  • Theme(s): Employment
  • SDG(s): 8. Decent Work and Economic
  • Locations in Africa: Mauritania
  • Types in Africa: Mechanism
  • Themes in Africa: Employment
  • SDGs in Africa: 8. Decent Work and Economic
  • Types of ComSec Solutions: Solution

The mechanism documents the study and exchange of experiences between Mauritania and Burkina Faso on the management of the National Volunteer Program to draw on Burkina's experience on its implementation and its institutional anchoring in order to implement in place of a National Volunteer Program of Mauritania (PNVM).

In contexts where a large portion of the population is under 20 years of age and limited access to formal employment, as is the case in Burkina Faso and Mauritania, it is important to create opportunities to capitalize on this resource. underutilized human. The volunteer program (PNVB) has the potential to develop human resources, contribute to youth employment and be consistent with the fight against unemployment and poverty.

The aim is to engage qualified young volunteers, enabling them to contribute to the development of the nation as well as to gain experience that would increase their job chances.

The Public Interest Group - National Volunteer Program in Burkina Faso was set up in 2006 with the mission to promote, promote and develop all forms of voluntary engagement According to the United Nations Volunteer Program (UNVP) ), since its creation, the Burkina Faso National Volunteer Program has recruited 25,000 volunteers and contributed to the formulation of the 2008 Volunteer Law, and intervenes in the thirteen regions of Burkina Faso through Regional Volunteer Centers ( CRVs) hosted by civil society organizations. This experience inspired Mauritania to undertake a similar program.

A Mauritanian delegation arrived in Burkina Faso in 2014 to inquire about Burkina Faso's experience in creating and managing a national volunteer program. The delegation had discussions with a number of stakeholders including officials and technical partners of GIP-PNVB (UNV, France Volunteers, etc.). She also visited the authorities of the Ministry in charge of youth of Burkina Faso (ministry of technical supervision). The delegation, with the support of the GIP-PNVB, visited two Regional Volunteer Centers (CRV): the CRV Center West Koudougou, and the North based in Yako. A visit of the reception structure and national volunteers on mission closed the visits.

The National Volunteer Program in Mauritania was launched in January 2014. The study visit to Burkina Faso made it possible to better understand the functioning of the structures created, to appropriate the tools developed and to draw lessons from the difficulties encountered in order to strengthen the program.

Provider country: Burkino Faso

Supported by: PNUD

Implementing agency: 
National Volunteer Program of Mauritania

Contact person:
Burkina Faso
Naomi Falkenburg
UN Volunteer Program Officer
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