Togolese-American Company Receives State Department’s Prize for Corporate Excellence

Alaffia, a Togolese-American body care company, received the State Department’s top honor for its efforts to empower women in Togo. Under Secretary of State David Hale and Assistant Secretary of State Manisha Singh presented Alaffia co-founders Olowo-n’djo Tchala and Prairie Rose Hyde with the 2018 Award for Corporate Excellence in Women’s Economic Empowerment at a ...
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Doing Good by Doing Well

A high-powered delegation of executives from the supermarket chain Whole Foods Market visited Togo from July 30-Aug. 2 to explore ways to boost exports of organic products from Togo to the United States. Whole Foods Vice President Don Clark met with Togolese Prime Minister Komi Selom Klassou on Aug. 2, accompanied by U.S ambassador to ...
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Ambassador Gilmour’s Remarks at the AWEP Boutique Inauguration in Cacavelli Market

Ambassador Remarks Inauguration of AWEP Boutique Cacavelli Market July 6, 2018 at 11 AM Madame la coordinatrice d’ AWEP Togo Mesdames, les membres du Togo AWEP Chapter Honored guests Ladies and Gentlemen Good morning. It’s an honor and a pleasure for me to join you this morning for the inauguration of the new AWEP Foodies ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks during the Inauguration of AWEP Boutique at Cacavelli Market

AMB Remarks Inauguration of AWEP Boutique Cacavelli Market July 6, 2018 at 11 AM Madame la coordinatrice d’ AWEP Togo Mesdames, les membres du Togo AWEP Chapter Honored guests Ladies and Gentlemen Good morning. It’s an honor and a pleasure for me to join you this morning for the inauguration of the new AWEP Foodies ...
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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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Mandela Washington Fellowship Reciprocal Exchange brings low-cost agricultural innovations to Togo

Scott Massey, the 23 year old founder of Heliponix , which fabricates high-tech home hydroponics systems, met Delia Diabangouaya, a young Togolese entrepreneur, while she was studying at Purdue University in 2017 as part of her Mandela Washington Fellowship. Delia is quality manager at Choco Togo , the first chocolate production facility in Togo. Scott and Delia became ...
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Ambassador Opening Remarks 2nd Diaspora Video Conference

Ambassador Opening Remarks 2nd Diaspora Video Conference July 18, 2017 Hello and thank you for joining us. I want to begin by reiterating my gratitude and appreciation to the Togolese diaspora in the U.S. for the tremendous contributions you have made to the development of Togo up to now. This is our second video conference ...
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U.S. Business Shows Commitment to Education in Togo

On Oct. 13 Ambassador Gilmour participated in a ceremony to officially inaugurate a new school building constructed by the American-Togolese company Alaffia. The school, located in the rural village of Nadagou in Togo’s northernmost region of Dapaong, will provide a students in the community with a cool, safe place to conduct their studies. The ceremony ...
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AGOA Forum 2017 Strengthens Economic Ties between U.S. and Sub-Saharan Africa

“The United States is committed to Africa.” This was the message delivered by Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative (USTR), during his remarks at the opening of the ministerial plenary of the 16th Forum of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), on Aug. 9 in Lome. The annual forum brings together senior government officials, ...
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