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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

The mayor of Ouagadougou is Armand Roland Pierre Bouinde
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Ouagadougou is the capital of Burkina Faso, as well as its administrative, communications, cultural and economic centre. It is also the country’s largest city, boasting a population of 2.2 million as of 2015.

The city’s primary industries are food processing and textiles, served by a rail link and an international airport.

The city faces challenges as rapid urban population growth makes achieving sustainability increasingly difficult.

Despite this, the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) found that Burkina Faso made progress in key areas of environmental sustainability. Protected areas have increased and there has been an increasing access to drinking water and sanitation. The proportion of urban slum dwellers has also decreased.

Additional initiatives can make strides to address water scarcity and desertification, ensuring the country’s sustainability.