Désiré Ouedraogo is a cultural affairs advisor trained at the former Regional Cultural Action Center of Lomé under the African Cultural Institute. Désiré is a cultural action planner who has been involved in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national and regional cultural policies and strategies. He coordinated the preparation of the first and second 2005 Convention quadrennial periodic reports in Burkina Faso, together with the country’s cultural civil society, in 2013 and again in 2016-2017. He is interested in the management of cultural projects and programmes and in sharing his experiences with young artists and cultural organizations. His participation in several cultural studies, mainly related to cultural and creative industries, and his work on statistics have allowed him to study the relationship between culture and development.