2iE International Conferences are held alternatively every other year. They enable to gather renown international scientific actors across key topics for sustainable development.

  • Documents to download:

Appendix 1 : Thematics of the conference
Appendix 2 : Paper writing guideline
Appendix 3 : Presentation Template
Provisonal Program

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2iE and the Ministry of Mining and Energy of Burkina Faso in partnership with The University of Ouagadougou and the University of Perpignan are convening the 2nd edition of AFRICASOLAR, the international gathering of solar power’s stakeholders in Africa.

This event is planned to last from June 25th to 27th and will gather about 300 attendants around the theme: « Solar Market in Africa, Strengths and weaknesses ».

AFRICASOLAR 2015 will bring together a great number of players, international scientists; investors interested in West Africa’s economic opportunities or experts on the area and give the chance to conduct a shared brainstorming. Conferences, debates and experience sharing will be put to contribution to bring out concrete recommendations for public and private stakeholders and decision makers in order to promote the development of the solar market in Africa.

The New Biyearly meeting for Solar Energy stakeholders in Africa

The first edition of AFRICASOLAR which took place in 2012 permitted to assess the solar energy’s potentials of Africa, the appropriate funding mechanisms and the policies that need



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The 1st edition was held from 13 till 15 December 2012 and was entitled « Solar energy: Potential challenges and constraints for Africa ».

Organized, at the initiative of the Burkinabe authorities, by 2iE and the National Institute of Solar Energy (INES), this conference has been able to draw up the balance of ongoing experiences, mobilize the private sector and formulate recommendations to support the decision-making process of Public authorities and assist the choices of national and regional authorities: NGOs and private operators, for the development of the solar sector in Africa.

More information on the 2012 edition
Refer to the detailed program of the 2012 edition






21st – 23rd November 2013 in Ouagadougou – Ouaga 2000 Conference room


Program and objectives

The 4th edition of the biofuels/bioenergy conference was held on 21st – 23rd November 2013 in Ouagadougou. Objectives of this edition are as follows:

  • To point out experience feedbacks of developing sectors to identify contacts and operation modes, which appear most promising
  • To highlight valuation modes, which enable a production profitability
  • Discuss bioenergies outputs for the agricultural production and public policies to implement in order to support bioenergies development.

Consult the conference proceedings and presentations of 2013 edition :

Proceedings Presentations Round Tables


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Session I
Session II
Session III

2iE and the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Hydraulic equipment of Burkina Faso organized the Africa Water Forum 2014 from June 12th to June 14th in partnership with AMCOW (The African Ministers’ Council on Water) and the World Water Council.

 Balance sheet of the Forum:

  • Participation of 500 experts from about thirty countries;
  • An opening ceremonial with two high level conferences;
  • Animation of a ministerial Round Table;
  • Animation of a Parliamentary session;
  • Animation of thirteen technic sessions on the process of Science-Technology-Innovation and Education (STIE) ;
  • Four sessions involving MP’s and civil society representatives ;
  • Seven special events
  • About thirty youth activities from June 9th to 14th;
  • Three field trips: BAGREPOLE growth pole, Ziga Dam and pumping/treatment station, 2iE Campus.

Forum in pictures

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In prelude to the 7th World Water Forum, which will be held in Daegu (South Corea), Africa Water Forum 2014 from June 12 to June 14 in Ouagadougou gathered almost 650 participants to share on How to ease up an access to water and sanitation service for all in Africa? A high-stake issue for a continent with about  3 billion people, of which 60% is urban, from 2050 onwards.

An African response to the continent’s needs

Facing a fast demographic growth, a rapid urbanization and some increase in climatic disturbances,  access to potable water and an improved sanitation for all in Africa is becoming, more than ever, an urgent matter. Organized by the government of Burkina Faso and 2iE, in partnership with the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) and the World Water Council, Africa Water 2014 will gather multiple actors of the water and sanitation sector, Food Safety,  Energy and  Environment. The synthesis of exchanges, will be consolidated in a “White Paper” of proposals brought to 7th World Water Forum. For if the Millennium Development led to a significant improvement in access to water around the world, efforts are to lead to a large part of the population, especially the poorest. To ultimately promote sustainable and inclusive development.


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Cette conférence vient remplacer les Journées Scientifiques, dont la dernière édition a eu lieu du 1 au 5 avril 2013 sur la thématique « Science et eco-innovation pour une valorisation durable des ressources naturelles ». Ci-dessous les documents d’archives :

Télécharger la Collection des Actes de Conférences de l’édition 2013
Lire le Rapport Général des Journées Scientifiques 2013
Voir le programme détaillé de l’édition 2013