sylvestre ouedraogo


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Name: sylvestre ouedraogo
Title: Director
I’m Sylvestre Ouédraogo, a lecturer at the University of Ouagadougou, Unit Training and Research in Economics and Management (UFR / SEG) since 1996, holds a doctorate in economics from developement. My specialties are technical and social appropriation of new technologies and evaluation of development projects. As a professor, I gave courses on food and nutrition policies for 6 years. I teach the evaluation of development projects and applied computer program in economy for over 14 years in my faculty. I am the founder of Pukri Yam (, a pioneering associations in the field of training, information and advises on technology support that exists for 13 years. In this field, I coordinate several projects such as Portal Development ( initiatives), the portal on ICT in Burkina, the video portal, we are builling websites, data base and make outsourcing in websites building. I coordinated several research projects in economics and information technology and communication at national and Africa level. I am also a consultant in project evaluation and participated in several consulting work on projects and development programs and the coordination of studies on behalf of the Government of Burkina Faso and some international organizations (UNDP, IICD , UNECA MAE France …). I hosted on behalf of the Ministry of Economy of Burkina Faso and the Department of Agriculture Animal Resources and Fisheries several training workshops on monitoring and evaluation of development projects and especially managing for results. I also do practical training on the software project tracking and data analysis of qualitative and quantitative. I participated in several collective works in the field of information technology and communication and have published in a 2003 book published by the harmattan editor on the same topic. I was elected in 2010 by the international organization ASHOKA ( as a social entrepreneur (2500 people received the title in the last 30 years in over 70 countries) for my action in favor of new technologies for development on behalf of the rural world in Burkina Faso through my association that I created there over 10 years.

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Mar 09, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Economic development

Sylvestre Ouedraogo is leading a Burkina-based regional movement to use information technology to spur the development of decentralized knowledge networks used by small farmers. Some of these initiatives are prosaic: teaching farmers to take photographs of particular plants at regular intervals and to load them onto a computer as a way of spotting problems and tracking success. Such activities facilitate curriculum development for members of farmer associations charged with administration, but lacking the confidence to learn basic computer skills.