Bernadette Ouédraogo

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WUSME Member of the Board of Directors

Permanent Commission on Social Issues and Women Entrepreneurship

Mrs Bernadette OUEDRAOGO, agroeconomist is the Permanent Secretary of the Association of Wholesalers and Retailers of Agro Inputs, Burkina Faso -AGRODIA and cumulatively the AGRODIA’s Coordinator in the Consortium BMCO funded by Alliance for the Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) from 2019 to 2021. Previously, she was research project manager at TCFDSO (Table de Concertation sur la Faim et le Developpement Social en Outaouais/ Québec) from 2011 to 2012 and research assistant (Université de Québec en Outaouais) from 2012 to 2015. She is also member of the Board of Directors of the World Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (WUSME) and Member of the WUSME Standing Committee on Social Issues and Women Entrepreneurship. She is president of TACADEF (Table de Concertation et d’accompagnement pour le Développement de l’entrepreneuriat Féminin), an association focus on women entrepreneurship.

On the academic level, she studied in rural development area, especially in agro economic and she got her engineering degree from University of NAZI BONI (1998-2002) Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso). She also graduated from the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences of Laval University (Québec/Canada) where she obtained Master of Sciences (M.Sc.) in Rural Economic (2004-2007) followed by a DESS in Integrated Rural Development (2007- 2008). In addition, she obtained professional Master in Project Management (2009–2011) from University of Québec in Outaouais (Canada).

She is a PhD student. Its research projects focus on hidden costs of pesticides. In how the lack of knowledge of hidden costs leads to the strengthening of the efficiency of innovation trajectories based on pesticides (or chemicals) when other alternatives could be just as efficient socially if these hidden costs were measured.