Simplon in Burkina Faso

Simplon with the “Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie” in Burkina Faso

The Burkinabe economy, although essentially based on agriculture (employing 80% of the active population), is enjoying relatively strong growth, at 6%. The economic stimulus has been driven mainly by the service sector, whose growth has offset the decline in activity in other sectors. 

Burkina Faso is a young country: 66% of the population is under 25 years old, creating challenges in terms of employability.

Burkina Faso is resolutely committed to expand the potential of digital technology for its economic and social development. In just a few years, the process of digitisation of society and the administration has made great advances. 

Key figures


Opening’s school’s year


Of trainees are unemployed 


Of trainees are under 25 years old 


Simplon and the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) in Burkina Faso
​​​​​​​The Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), Simplon and Joseph Ki-Zerbo University launched in January 2020 the third Simplon-AUF Digital Factory in West Africa (after those in Dakar and Abidjan).
​​​​​​​It benefits from the support of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Société Générale Foundation. The first class will train young Burkinabés to become web developers for 9 months of training.
The 30 students in this first cohort are under 35 years old, and 30% are women.
To learn more about the training programs in Burkina Faso and to apply, please follow the calls for applications on the social networks of Simplon

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The team

Sophia Nouny
Responsable Burkina Faso

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