Cisco Case Study: Burkina Institute of Technology (BIT)

Access to education and opportunities

BIT is creating access to education for students in Burkina Faso, one of the world’s poorest countries. With mentorship from partners across the globe, BIT’s mission is to create leaders who will convert their technical knowledge into business opportunities. 



  • Lack of access to higher education in one of world’s poorest nations
  • Wanted to provide students education and entrepreneurial ideas 
  • Needed a secure and reliable video conferencing solution to enable distance learning

Impressive outcomes

  • Students are learning business and entrepreneurship from faculty and experts in other countries
  • Easy-to-use video conferencing enables distance learning
  • Local community benefits from higher education opportunities

Educating a new generation of leaders

If you want to inspire, you have to create an example. Using Webex, BIT is bringing world class knowledge to the students, helping them to develop entrepreneurial ideas...The next Bill Gates, the next Tesla, I’m totally convinced, is coming from Africa.

Francis Kéré, Founder and Principal Architect, Kéré Architecture

Who is Burkina Institute of Technology (BIT)?

Industry: Education
Location: Koudougou, Burkina Faso, West Africa
Size: 110 students, founded in 2017, first graduating class in 2021