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Development Cooperation

Since 1961, ÖJAB has been continuously involved in development cooperation with Burkina Faso, one of the least developed countries in the world with more than 40% of the population living below the poverty line. 

Today, ÖJAB is involved in projects that improve the living conditions of the local populace, especially in vocational training for poor children and young people and in the realm of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH). In these efforts, ÖJAB orients itself towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

This Work is funded by grants, partners, and private donations collected in Austria. 

ÖJAB maintains a representative office in the capital city of Ougadougou. In this city, ÖJAB founded a technical and commercial school  in 1969 that still operates today, thus pioneering Austrian development cooperation efforts in Burkina Faso.

The consulate for Burkina Faso (in existence since 1966) and the headquarters of the Austrian-Burkinabe Society are co-located with the ÖJAB Head Office.

Boy in Burkina Fasos sitting on a bicycle and looking into African landscape.