The Role of International Organizations in Conflict Management in Burkina Faso


  • Fatimata Kabore University of Ouagadougou

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International Organizations, Conflict Management, Burkina Faso


Purpose: The study sought to analyze the role of international organizations in conflict management in Burkina Faso

Materials and Methods: The study adopted a desktop methodology. Desk research refers to secondary data or that which can be collected without fieldwork. Desk research is basically involved in collecting data from existing resources hence it is often considered a low cost technique as compared to field research, as the main cost is involved in executive’s time, telephone charges and directories. Thus, the study relied on already published studies, reports and statistics. This secondary data was easily accessed through the online journals and library.

Findings: The results show that international organizations are important actors in conflict management. They are responsible for mediating disputes, preventing armed conflicts and promoting peacebuilding efforts. These organizations have played a key role in providing technical and financial support to the Government of Burkina Faso as well as in facilitating dialogue and cooperation between international actors, the government, and civil society in Burkina Faso.

Unique Contribution to Theory, Practices and Policies: The power theory and Constructivism theory may be used to anchor future studies in the conflict management sector. The study results will also benefit other stakeholders such as the policy makers as well as researchers and scholars from different parts of the world. The top management of conflict management sector in the country will also use the study findings to improve peace building performance in all their activities and programs. The study recommends that the adoption of effective conflict management policies in the international organizations will help to improve efficiency in their major operations and activities.



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Fatimata Kabore, University of Ouagadougou




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How to Cite

Kabore, F. (2023). The Role of International Organizations in Conflict Management in Burkina Faso. Journal of Conflict Management, 3(1), 37–49.