World Energy Council Welcomes Burkina Faso as Newest Member Committee

The World Energy Council is pleased to announce the addition of Burkina Faso as its newest Member Committee. This expansion, which builds on the Council’s presence in more than 100 countries, reflects the organisation’s ongoing commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive global energy dialogue and supporting sustainable energy development across Africa.

Dr Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General and CEO of the World Energy Council, expressed her enthusiasm about Burkina Faso’s membership:

“We are delighted to welcome Burkina Faso to the World Energy Council community, adding more leadership voices of the Global South and rejuvenating our world energy compact for impact. We know that in most of Africa, energy is an existential issue and that the need for resilience and justice, as well as access to finance and technology, is framing Africa’s decarbonisation pathways. As the oldest and preeminent world energy community, the Council remains committed to promoting the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of ALL people.”

Dr Omar Farouk Ibrahim, Secretary General of the African Petroleum Producers’ Organization and the World Energy Council’s Chair for Africa, highlighted the importance of Burkina Faso’s inclusion:

“The addition of Burkina Faso strengthens the Council’s presence in Africa and enhances our collective efforts to advance energy access, security, and sustainability across the continent. We are excited to work with Burkina Faso to harness their potential and drive forward innovative energy solutions.”

Baba Ahmed Coulibaly, Chair of the Burkina Faso Member Committee, also shared their perspective:

“Joining the World Energy Council is a significant milestone for Burkina Faso. We are eager to contribute to the global energy dialogue and to collaborate with other member countries to develop sustainable and resilient energy systems. This partnership will support our national energy goals and help us to better serve our communities.”

As a new member, Burkina Faso will actively participate in the World Energy Council’s initiatives, contributing to global energy discussions and benefiting from the shared knowledge and experiences of other member committees. This collaboration will support Burkina Faso’s efforts to enhance its energy infrastructure, improve energy access, and promote sustainable energy practices.

About the World Energy Council 

The World Energy Council is the world’s oldest independent and impartial community of energy leaders and practitioners. Through our Humanising Energy vision, we involve more people and communities in accelerating clean and inclusive energy transitions in all world regions. Formed in 1923, the Council is a UN-accredited global energy body that has convened diverse interests from across the full energy ecosystem for a century, and today has over 3,000 member organisations and a presence in more than 100 countries. Our global network draws from governments, private and state corporations, academia and civil society, as well as current and future energy leaders. We collaborate on impact programmes and inform local, regional and global energy agendas in support of our enduring mission: to promote the sustainable use and supply of energy for the benefit of all people.



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