Jocelyne Yennega Kompaore
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Fellow Since 2008
This profile was prepared when Jocelyne Yennega Kompaore was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
Jocelyne Kompaore seeks to take advantage of recent advances in technology to develop a new way to systematize and disseminate knowledge across rural Africa. Through her work in Burkina Faso, Jocelyne has successfully enabled rural communities to develop their own training materials and distribute information to both improve their own conditions as well as expand the lines of communication between rural and urban populations. Her results have inspired wide-scale interest from farmers’ organizations across West Africa and throughout the region she is positioning her organization as the premier communication agency geared toward rural area residents.
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