The outcome of Burundi’s TNA culminated in the making of two Technology Action Plans. In the barrier analysis, the limited means available to implement the plans has been highlighted as a risk in respect of most of the technologies. On this basis the TNA emphasizes that commitment on the part of Burundi’s government is essential in order to mobilize funding to implement the project ideas to actively involve the stakeholders identified.

Burundi is a landlocked country in the middle of Central Africa in the great lakes region. It borders Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania and Lake Tanganyika. Since gaining independence, Burundi has based its economy on agriculture, mostly subsistence farming, which contributes 40% of GDP and employs more than 84% of the population.

Burundi completed its TNA in 2018. In line with existing national strategies, the agriculture and water sectors were chosen as the priority sectors for technology transfers. One of the technologies highlighted by the TNA is the collection of rainwater from rooftops, and the long-term ambition is for all households to be able to collect rainwater for domestic purposes. To initiate the dissemination of this practice, a demonstration project has been outlined. Owned by the Burundian government, the pilot project is currently dependent on attracting partners and financial funding.

Burundi’s TNA contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

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Key sectors for adaptation

  • Water resources
    • Collection of rainwater from rooftops
    • Monitor water quantities
    • Control the storm surge of rivers in the Mumirwa region
  • Agriculture and livestock
    • Modern smoking of fish (translation issues)
    • Hill dams for collecting rainwater for agricultural purposes
    • Soil conservation systems through agroforestry

Key sectors for mitigation

  • Energy sector
    • Standardization and optimization of wood and charcoal fireplaces
    • Micro-hydropower plants
    • Solar photovoltaic systems
  • Waste sector
    • Biogas
    • Biomass briquettes
    • Composting

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Astere Nindamutsa

TNA coordinator