Prestigious Medal Awarded to The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso


The Hunger Project (THP) is proud to announce that its work in Burkina Faso has once again been honored for its extraordinary progress in combating rural hunger and poverty.

In 90-degree heat at the December ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Ouagadougou, the THP staff turned out in full force to witness the awarding of the medal of "Chevalier de l'Ordre National" or "Knight of the National Order." This medal carries great national importance, as it demonstrates THP's ever-rising leadership among the country's NGOs devoted to the service of rural populations. Previously awarded the country's prestigious medal as the "Officier de l'Ordre National," or "Officer of the National Order," for THP-Burkina Faso's commitment to empowering women and men in villages throughout the Sahelian nation, THP's local staff were proud to see their laurels renewed.

Dr. Idrissa O. Dicko, who directed THP-Burkina Faso's programs for over ten years and now works in THP's New York office as Vice President of Africa Programs, was on hand to accept the medal from the President himself, His Excellency Blaise Compaoré.

Dr. Dicko stated: "I am incredibly proud that, for the second time, the government of Burkina Faso has chosen to honor the conclusive results that THP's work provides. However, much work remains to be done, and we believe that rather than receive another medal, we would like to see the government of Burkina Faso adopt the Epicenter Strategy once and for all."

The global staff of The Hunger Project join the government of Burkina Faso in congratulating their colleagues on their incredible progress!

Learn more about The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso.