Embassy Organizes Togo’s First Conference on Open Data

The first-ever high-level conference on Open Data in Togo took place Nov. 30 in Lomé. It was organized by the US Embassy, ​​the United Nations Development Program, the European Union and the Minodoo technology collective, in collaboration with the Ministry of Digital Economy. The aim was to promote greater awareness of the potential of Open ...
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Celebrating International Education Week in Togo

Improving access to quality education is one of Embassy Lome’s top mission priorities. International Education Week 2018 was an opportunity to showcase the wide array of programs that the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) is using to improve education, especially in the realm of English and STEM education. Throughout the course of the week, PAS ...
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Innovative Technology Helps Improve Local Governance

The citizens of Zio, a prefecture of 300,000 people 30 minutes north of Lome, are now able to easily report problems to local authorities, thanks to an innovative application called “Nenyo City” developed by a group of young Togolese software developers and financed by the U.S. Embassy. On September 27, 2018, the Embasy’s Deputy Chief ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Michael DeTar Remarks at Launching of Nenyo City Good Governance Initiative

Deputy Chief of Mission Michael DeTar Remarks Launching of Nenyo City Good Governance Initiative Prefecture of Zio September 27, 2018 Mister Prefect of Zio Mister Mayor of Tsevie Representatives of the diplomatic corps Distinguished guests Ladies and Gentlemen Good morning and thank you all for being here. Today marks an important step forward in the evolution ...
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Ambassador Gilmour’s Remarks at Robotics Camp Opening Monday, Aug. 20, 2018

Ambassador Gilmour Remarks Robotics Camp Opening Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 Madame the Minister of the Digital Economy Monsieur the Director of ESIBA Dear partners Dear participants Honored guests Ladies and Gentlemen It is a real pleasure to be with you this morning for this groundbreaking event, which I believe is the first of its kind ...
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Ambassador’s Gilmour Remarks at Opening Ceremony: Afrofuturism Conference

Ambassador Gilmour Remarks Opening Ceremony Afrofuturism Conference July 25, 2018 Canal Olympia Cinema       Monsieur the Minister of Communication Monsieur the Minister of Urbanism Distinguished guests Ladies and Gentlemen It is a real pleasure to be with you this morning to open this conference. Six months ago, I was in this very same ...
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Embassy Celebrates Mandela Day with Community Service

Embassy Lome joined in the worldwide commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth by launching a day of community service in his honor. Staff from the Embassy, along with over 50 members of the Embassy’s exchange program alumni association, traveled to the city of Tsevie just north of Lome to spend the morning ...
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Technology in the service of local governance

The U.S. Embassy teamed up with the tech collective Minodoo, a group of young coders and software developers, to organize a workshop June 14-17 aimed at putting technology at the service of local governance. The event, titled “Doonyenyo” (meaning “let’s do it together” in local dialect), took the form of a “hackathon” in which the ...
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GLOBE program develops future scientists of Togo

The Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program kicked off its annual Africa Regional Meeting in Togo on June 4.  U.S. Ambassador to Togo and the Togolese Environment Minister joined the GLOBE Implementation Office Director for an opening ceremony to commemorate a week of training on GLOBE protocols at the American Corner ...
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Ambassador Gilmour Remarks on Social Enterprise Conference May 11, 2018 

Ambassador Gilmour Remarks Social Enterprise Conference May 11, 2018 Ecobank Conference Center   Ministers CEO of Ecobank Heads of industry and business Honored guests Ladies and gentlemen It has become almost a cliché to say that we are living in a time of unprecedented challenges. Climate change, rising economic inequality and mass migration are just ...
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Ambassador speech on Launch of Mo-Lab at Lycée Tokoin

Remarks for AMB Launch of Mo-Lab Lycée Tokoin, Lome February 8, 2018 Excellence, the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Monsieur, the Regional Director of Education for Lome Monsieur the Director of Lycée Tokoin Dear teachers Dear students Good afternoon.  It is a real pleasure to be here with you today. Today’s event is a ...
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Honoring Martin Luther King

On Jan. 24, Embassy Lome’s public affairs section launched a three-week-long, multi-faceted celebration of Martin Luther King’s life and legacy with a kick-off event at the Ambassador’s residence. The program consisted of an exhibition about the life and the accomplishments of Dr. King, accompanied by a music concert featuring music from the American civil rights ...
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Promoting Peace in Sokode

Sokode, Togo’s second largest city and the scene of several violent clashes between protestors and security forces over the past several months, was the location for an Embassy Lome-sponsored workshop on the role of women in the process of conflict resolution which took place on Dec. 20. The workshop brought together local authorities, religious leaders, ...
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Forming a new generation of young political leaders

The launch ceremony for Embassy Lome’s Youth Political Participation Program (YP3), took place in Lome on Nov. 21. The program aims to boost youth involvement in politics by training 400 young leaders in different regions of the country on the opportunities provided by the decentralization process and local elections; on effective political communication, and on ...
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“Mo-Lab” mobile learning center takes STEM learning on the road

On Nov. 15, PAS Lome conducted a trial run of its new mobile learning center, called ‘Mo-Lab.” The objective of the project is to encourage learning in the science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) fields, especially among poor, rural youth in Togo. The vehicle was completely renovated, painted, and equipped with wi-fi, computers, a ...
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Remarks by Ambassador David Gilmour at the official opening of the renovated American Corner, University of Lomé

Remarks by Ambassador David Gilmour Opening of the new American Corner Building at the University of Lomé November 8, 2017 Madam the Vice-President of the University of Lomé Distinguished faculty Dear students Honored guests Ladies and gentlemen I am delighted to join you for this wonderful occasion. Allow me to offer some very important thanks ...
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Remarks by Ambassador David Gilmour’s at the opening of the American Space of the University of Kara

Remarks by Ambassador David Gilmour Opening of the new American Corner Building at the University of Kara October 12, 2017 Monsieur the Prefet of Kozah Monsieur the President of the University of Lome Distinguished faculty Dear students Honored guests Ladies and gentlemen I am delighted to join you for this wonderful occasion. I would like ...
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Togo Female Techcamp

American corner Lome hosted the fourth edition of the two-day Togo Female Techcamp on June 9-10, 2017. This year’s camp focused on electronic payments. Various exhibits were also planned alongside the camp featuring businesses owned by young Togolese entrepreneurs trained at the same American corner during past years entrepreneurship incubator programs. Minister  Cina Lawson  of digital economy and PAO Mike ...
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Togo Agri-Tech Camp aims to “grow” the agriculture sector

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Lome organized a Tech Camp for 60 young agricultural entrepreneurs in the northern city of Kara from April 10-12. Participants came from Togo, Benin and Burkina Faso, and included farmers, agriculture experts, inventors, and entrepreneurs. The goal of the camp – which was funded by the ...
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E-Citizen Camp Uses Technology to Advance Democracy

The Public Affairs section of the Embassy, ​​in collaboration with the Woelab, a local incubator, organized the first Citizen Technology Festival in Togo for seventy-five young IT activists to promote good governance and democracy in Togo. These citizen days called “eCDays”, held at Woelab’s headquarters, follow the March 2016 law guaranteeing free access to public ...
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Young activists ready to push forward Togolese Civil Society Agenda

Chargée d’affaires Dana Banks gave completion certificates to sixty young Togolese activists on January 20 at the U.S. Embassy. Those young activists from Lome and Maritime Region took part in the first of two six-week “civil society certification” training course aiming at encouraging participants to feel empowered and consider the myriad ways that individual contributions ...
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PAS Launches Civil Society Certifications Course for Young Togolese Activists

On Wednesday December 7, 2016 Deputy Chief of Mission Mrs. Dana Banks launched the Civil Society Certification Course to benefit sixty of Togolese civil society’s young leaders. In her remarks to the participants Mrs. Banks explained that “the course, developed by the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Department of State, aims to provide young civil ...
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