WFP Burkina Faso Country Director Mrs Angelline Rudakubana receiving an award from Minister of Social Action and National Solidarity Mrs Clémence Traoré. WFP/Celestine Ouedraogo
As part of Burkina Faso’s Independence Day celebrations, WFP received a national honor for social action from the President Blaise Kampaore.
Ouagadougou – The Minister of Social Action and National Solidarity Clemence Traore, who is in charge of disaster management and humanitarian assistance, presented the award to WFP on behalf of the Government of Burkina Faso.
“This award represents the hard work of each WFP staff member in Burkina Faso,” said WFP Burkina Faso Country Director Angelline Rudakubana, who received the award on behalf of WFP.
The award, conferred in December, comes at the end of a year when WFP and the Government have worked especially closely together, coordinating the response to the food and nutrition crisis as well as the food needs of the Malian refugees.
During the opening remarks of the ceremony, the Director of Human Resources of the Ministry of Social Action and National Solidarity Nestor Paré stated that this recognition is “an invitation to redouble our efforts to help the most vulnerable.”
“WFP will continue working hard alongside the Government to tackle the many challenges facing the country – poverty, malnutrition and food insecurity,” said WFP Burkina Faso Country Director Angelline Rudakubana.
Celestine Ouedraogo is the Programme Assistant for Basic Education activities in Burkina Faso, as well as the Public Information focal point and the Walk the World focal point. Before joining WFP in 1998, Celestine worked for CEAO (West African Economic Organisation, currently UEMOA) and UNHCR.