Global civil society activity in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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Ouagadougou is the capital of Burkina Faso and the administrative, communications, cultural, and economic centre of the nation. It is also the country's largest city, with a population of 2,200,000 in 2015. The city's name is often shortened to Ouaga. The inhabitants are called ouagalais. The spelling of the name Ouagadougou is derived from the French orthography common in former French African colonies.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

20 years

Ouagadougou is ranked #222 over a 20 year period,
with 180 meetings since 1998.


Ouagadougou is ranked #564 in 2018, with 1 meetings.

Organizations based in Ouagadougou

Fonds de solidarité prioritaire Est. 1959

International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering Est. 2004

Commission de l'UEMOA

Conférence des recteurs des universités francophones d'Afrique et de l'Océan indien Est. 1978

African Editors' Forum Est. 2003

West African Network of Farmers' Organizations and Agricultural Producers Est. 2000

Réseau d'associations de santé publique d'Afrique francophone Est. 2007

African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education Est. 1968

West African Museums Programme Est. 1982

African Union International Centre for Girls' and Women's Education in Africa

John Paul II Foundation for the Sahel Est. 1984

Water and Sanitation for Africa Est. 1988

Foundation for Sustainable Food Security in Central West Africa Est. 1992

African Association of Generic Essential Drugs Purchasing Centres Est. 1996

Cour des comptes de l'UEMOA

Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel Est. 1973

Volta Basin Authority Est. 2004

Fédération africaine des techniciens orthoprothésistes Est. 1992

Conférence des institutions d'enseignement et de recherche économiques et de gestion en Afrique Est. 1986

Cour de justice de l'UEMOA

Semi-Arid Food Grain Research and Development Est. 1977

West Africa Economic and Monetary Union Est. 1994

Réseau africain des formations sur le VIH et le SIDA

Association Régionale pour l'Irrigation et le Drainage en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre Est. 1996

PanAfrican Farmers' Organization Est. 2010

View More profiles (29 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Past Events in Ouagadougou

2019 Annual Congress – African Tax Research Network
2019 Annual General Meeting – West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Association
2019 Summit – G5 Sahel
2018 Meeting – African Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production
2017 Regional Workshop on Developing a Road Map for Building a Nuclear Security Detection Architecture for Material out of Regulatory Control – International Atomic Energy Agency
2017 FOJECA : Forum des Jeunes Entrepreneurs et Chefs d'Entreprises de l'Afrique – Réseau des Jeunes Entrepreneurs pour l'Emergence de l'Afrique
2017 Annual General Assembly – African Organisation for Standardisation
2017 Africa Regional Conference – International Scout and Guide Fellowship
2016 Congress – African Society of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians
2015 Conference / Congress – Africa Soil Science Society
2015 JAG : Journées Africaines de la Géotechnique – Trans-national Committee of African Geotechnical Engineers
2014 Conference – French-Speaking Association of Personal Data Protection Authorities
2014 JAG : Journées Africaines de la Géotechnique – Trans-national Committee of African Geotechnical Engineers
2014 Triennial General Assembly / Regional Conference and General Assembly – Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children
2013 Atelier sur le Bilan des Expériences des Organismes de Bassin Transfrontaliers – International Office for Water
2013 Africa Workshop – American Political Science Association
2013 General Assembly – West African Road Safety Organisation
2012 Annual Meeting – Food Crisis Prevention Network
2012 Colloque – International Association of French-speaking Demographers
2012 Triennial Plenary Meeting – Association for the Development of Education in Africa
2012 Forum of Parties – Volta Basin Authority
2012 General assembly – Union régionale des conférences de supérieurs majeurs d'Afrique de l'Ouest francophone
2011 African population conference / General Conference – Union for African Population Studies
2011 Meeting – World Tourism Organization
2011 Seminar on how sustainable tourism can benefit and contribute to an emerging green economy in Africa – World Tourism Organization

View More Past Events (316 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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