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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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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Embassy organizes international conference on social enterprises

Participants from five countries took part in the first-ever High Level International Conference on Social Businesses in Togo, organized by the U.S. Embassy in partnership with Ecobank and Alaffia. The event took place on May 11 at the state-of-the-art Ecobank conference center with 200 registered participants, 75 invited guests including government officials and business leaders, ...
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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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Embassy supports park rangers to protect Togo’s wildlife

The embassy’s economic counselor, Ryan Ballow, handed over a lot of equipment and property donated by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the Eco Guards of the Fazao-Malfakasaa National Park in Sokodé on Feb. 2. Tossou Datè K. Akpédjé, the Director of the Ministry of Environment based in Sokodé received the donation, which included over ...
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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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Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) defines its program in Togo

From 06 to 15 June 2017, a high-level mission of the United States Agency of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) visited Togo. The MCC is an aid program that ties economic assistance to institutional reforms. The objective of this mission was to reach a joint understanding on how to implement reforms in two main sectors: ...
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Togo to host 2017 AGOA Forum

The United States and Togo will co-host the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Lome, Togo from Aug. 8-10.  A delegation of U.S. officials including representatives of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Department of State, the Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Agency for International Development visited Togo from June ...
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