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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Embassy Promotes Social Cohesion in Sokode

The U.S. Embassy has been at the forefront of efforts to promote peace and social cohesion in Sokode following the eruption of violence that occurred in 2017. The latest initiative, entitled “Youth of Sokode on the Move for Social Cohesion,” was officially launched by Ambassador Gilmour during a ceremony at the Library and Cultural Center ...
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U.S. Assistant Secretary for Africa, Ambassador Tibor Nagy, traveled to Lomé

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Africa, Ambassador Tibor Nagy, traveled to Lomé, Togo November 1-2 to preside over a meeting of American Ambassadors and Chargés d’Affaires from 16 countries in the region. The Chiefs of Mission Conference was held at the U.S. Embassy and included the heads of the U.S. diplomatic missions of Benin, Burkina Faso, ...
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Delivery of New Boat Strengthens Maritime Security

A new speedboat donated by the U.S. Government to the Togolese Navy will help keep Togo’s waters safe and secure. The Defender-class speedboat, also called a Respond Boat, was officially handed over by Ambassador David Gilmour during a ceremony at the Lomé Naval Base on Oct.12. Also in attendance were the Chief of General Staff ...
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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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Alumni of U.S. Exchange Programs Join Forces for the Development of Togo

Past recipients of U.S. Government Exchange programs in Togo gathered Friday, September 28 to share ideas, connect, and establish mentoring relations among members, including the older generation and the younger one which is mainly composed of YALI fellows. Several activities in the program including a blood drive in collaboration with the National blood drive center ...
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The Ambassador’s Self-Help Program grants 22.5 million francs to ten community projects

On September 26, Ambassador David Gilmour signed funding agreements for ten Self Help program projects. The Ambassador told the recipients, “The purpose of the Special Fund for Self-Help is to encourage communities to improve their living conditions in the fields of economy, health, and social well-being, through projects they implement themselves. ” This year, the ...
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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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VOA will soon be on the airwaves in Togo

Voice of America (VOA) will soon begin broadcasting over the Togolese airwaves, thanks to an agreement signed September 25  between U.S. Ambassador David Gilmour (representing the Broadcasting Board of Governors) and Willybrond Télou Pitalounani, president of Togo’s High Authority for Audiovisual and Communication (HAAC). Voice of America is the U.S. government’s international radio and television ...
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Nation-wide Roll-out of Anti-Drug Manual Comes to a Close in Lome

Lomé, September 25, 2018- The Embassy of the United States in Togo, in collaboration with the US Department of Justice’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training Program  (DOJ / OPDAT), closed the national extension program of the Procedures Manual on Narcotic Drugs in Togo today. Launched in May, the series of workshops gathered ...
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Official closing ceremony of English Access program in Sokode.

On August 31, the US Ambassador to Togo was in Sokode for the  English learning award ceremony  for 45 students of the region. These students from disadvantaged backgrounds and selected on the basis of academic merit, benefited from a scholarship program funded by the US State Department allowing them to benefit from two years of ...
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Comic book launch to fight Human Trafficking

On August 30, Ambassador Gilmour presided at the launching ceremony of an educational campaign against human trafficking in the Central Region of Togo in the presence of local political, religious, military, and civil society leaders, as well as Regional Director of Education. The event took place on the premises of the NGO Creuset in Sokode ...
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Embassy Launches Countering Fake News Workshop

On Aug. 8 Ambassador Gilmour officially opened a three-day workshop for Togolese journalists on countering fake news. Twenty-five prominent journalists from throughout Togo attended the workshop, which will provide a global look at the fake news phenomenon, and provide concrete strategies to help journalists discern real from fake news. The workshops were led by journalists ...
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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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Special self-help fund boosts development in communities in rural Togo

Twelve rural Togolese communities received financing for development projects thanks to the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund of the U.S. Embassy. Mr. Ryan Ballow, the charge d’affaires, handed over checks to representatives from each community during a ceremony at the Embassy. The funds will be used to spur community based development in the areas of agriculture, ...
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Afrofuturism Conference-Debate

PAS Lome teamed up with the ministry of Culture, the German Cultural Institute, local cultural association Tre Kha, and the movie theater chain Canal Olympia to organize Togo’s first-ever conference on the theme of Afrofuturism. Afrofuturism is a concept first expressed in the works of African-American science fictions writers and musicians that holds that the ...
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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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New Manual Shares Best Practices in the Fight Against Drugs

On May 31 the U.S. Embassy, in collaboration with the Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ / OPDAT), organized a workshop to launch a four-week national extension program on the Drug Procedure Manual in Togo. The Manual is a “tool” that will be used by ...
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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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Journalism Prize Rewards Togo’s Top Reporters

On May 4, the jury of the first edition of the “Lauriers du Journalisme d’Impact” awarded prizes to fifteen journalists in the “Print and Online Press”, “Radio” and “Television and Web TV” categories at a gala evening in Lomé. Representatives of the organizing institutions (United States, European Union, France, Germany, and the ISICA journalism school), ...
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College  Fair Elite 2018  introduces Education USA to thousands of Togolese:   

EducationUSA student advising service manned an information booth at Togo’s biggest annual college fair, held on the campus of the University of Lome from April 25-28. The opening ceremony of the event, presided over by the Minister of Higher Education, drew a who’s-who of VIPs from the government and the education sector and was covered ...
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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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Embassy celebrated Earth Day 2018 with an “Eco-Jogging” activity

On Saturday, April 21, the Embassy celebrated Earth Day 2018 with an “Eco-Jogging” activity. Eco-Jogging is an innovative concept that combines sports, civic participation, and environmentalism by challenging participants to pick up as much waste as they can while jogging a pre-determined distance.  The event was financed by the Embassy and supported by the Club ...
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Champions of English

On April 11  PAS Lome’s nine-month-long, nationwide English Clubs Competition culminated with the final event in Lome pitting the eight best teams in the country against each other for the title of best English Club. The objective of the English Clubs Competition, first launched in 2016 by PAS with support from the (RELO) and the ...
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MCC Approves “Threshold Program” for Togo

U.S. Ambassador to Togo David Gilmour announced that the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) Board of Directors has given final approval to selection of Togo for an MCC « Threshold Program » (Programme de Seuil). The MCC Board took its decision during its April 3, 2018 meeting in Washington, DC.  The $35 million Threshold Program for Togo is ...
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Embassy trains young entrepreneurs and journalists on social media marketing

From March 21 to 22, 2018, American filmmaker and professional photographer Peregrine Olander trained Togolese journalists in Lomé on the use and marketing of social networks, in order to highlight their different outlets through the promotion of their productions. Ms. Ollander previously provided similar training for about twenty young entrepreneurs and social activists in Kpalimé, ...
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Jazz music concert to celebrate Black History Month.

On February 22, at the Alaffia Baguida Cultural Center, the celebration of Black History Month  vibrated to the beat of  jazz music,  fabulously orchestrated by Togolese, Cameroonian and American musicians. The audience of nearly 150 guests came from all sectors of social life, including ministerial and diplomatic personalities and the alumni community. For over an ...
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40 Years Later, Peace Corps Volunteers Still making a Difference in Togo

Five former Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Togo in the late 70’s returned earlier this year to demonstrate their sustained commitment to improving education in the country. RPCVs Marty Havlovi (Tomegbe 1976-1978, Amlamé 1979), Susan White (Amlamé 1978-1980, Danyi Apeyeme 1980-1981), Bill Ferguson (Bafilo 1976-1979), Bill Hague (Adjahun 1977-1980), and Don Lonergan were reunited ...
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Super Heroes Join the Fight Against Human Trafficking

On Feb. 26, at CanalOlympia  Godopé, Embassy Lome’s public affairs and ECO/POL sections launched a comic book, “Scarf”, featuring   a super hero who fight human trafficking in Togo. The launch was part of a gala event that also included the first screening of the new Marvel super hero movie Black Panther, about the super-powered, crime-fighting ...
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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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Embassies join forces to promote good journalism in Togo

Four Ambassadors and the director of Togo’s journalism school held a joint press conference on Feb. 6 in Lome to announce a new competition to reward high-quality journalism in Togo. Ambassador David Gilmour of the United States, Cristina Martins Barreira, Head of the Delegation of the European Union, Ambassador Marc Vizy of France and the ...
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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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Self-help Fund Supports Communities Across Togo

During a ceremony at the U.S. Embassy December 12, Ambassador David Gilmour announced new grants totaling $50,000 to support 13 different community projects in different regions of Togo, through the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund. The fund, which has supported worthy projects every year since 1964, is a way for the Embassy to promote sustainable development ...
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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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Paving the way for English Learning

From November 08 through 18, 2017, the Embassy’s educational advisor and representatives of the Togolese English Teachers Organization (TETO) held training sessions for all the English clubs in the eight academic regions of the country, during which they distributed an English Clubs Handbooks prepared by the Regional English Language Office (RELO). The objective of the ...
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New English ACCESS Microscholarship program launched in Kara

On November 14 Deputy Chief of Mission Michael DeTar officially launched the English ACCESS program in Kara, in the north of Togo. The program will provide two years of intensive English language education, as well as an introduction to U.S. culture and values, to 60 underprivileged students. The Embassy has previously supported English ACCESS programs ...
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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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New American space at Kara University opened

On October 12, 2017, Ambassador David Gilmour inaugurated the new American space at Kara University in the presence of various authorities including the president of the said university and the prefect of Kozah. This space that includes a presentation room, a cyber, a language lab and an office will be a point of reference on ...
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Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson : Response to Protests in Togo October 24, 2017

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON October 24, 2017 Response to Protests in Togo The United States is deeply concerned about rising levels of violence and restrictions on freedom of expression and assembly in Togo related to protests over proposed constitutional reforms.  We are particularly troubled by reports of ...
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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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ALAFFIA Cultural Center for connecting Togolese and American Art and Music

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the Alaffia Cultural Center, the American and Togolese cultures melted in an astonishing musical concert, thanks to the support of the Alaffia Company  created by the Togolese and American Olowo-N’djo Tchala. Performers were the Togolese artists Dama Damawuzan and the Sassamasso band, and  from the USA, Amanda Seales.  From ...
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Ambassador David Gilmour welcomes 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows/YALI

Togo 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows were the special guests at Ambassador David Gilmour’s residence Friday September 29. Other guests included members of the government of Togo, key alumni from diverse horizons as well as representatives from YALI regional centers (RLCs). A choir of visually impaired young professionals and students opened the party with a song. The ...
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Update on MCC Program in Togo

   Update on MCC Program in Togo WASHINGTON, D.C., September 27, 2017 – At its quarterly meeting on September 27, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors approved a $524 million compact with the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire to spur economic growth and reduce poverty. The program will support the country’s long-term drive to ...
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Vocational Center Creates Opportunities for Young Women

Saturday, September 23, 2017, Ms. Chantal Donvide, woman entrepreneur of the chapter African Women Entrepreneur Program (AWEP) Togo opened the Center Aklala Batik in Kpalimé. In addition to the production of Batik fabrics, this centre aims at the advancement of women and the education of the young girl.  YALI/MWF 2017 Fellows seized this opportunity to ...
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Helping Togolese English Teachers Succeed

From September 13 to 15, 2017, over 200 English Language teachers and 7 educational inspectors participated in training seminars and convention in Togo, Kara region.  Eran Williams, Regional English Officer from Dakar  provided refresher training on English teaching technics to English Inspectors and Togo English Teachers ‘Organization (TETO ) regional chairpersons who in turn trained ...
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Joint Declaration 9/22/2017

Joint Declaration of the Embassies of the United States of America, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, the United Nations Coordination Office, and the Delegation of the European Union to Togo Lomé, September 2017- While observing that the various Togolese political forces have been able to demonstrate this week and publicly express their convictions, the ...
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Citizens in Action: Beach Clean-Up

On Saturday  September 16, about 500 young volunteers, members and staff of NGOs, ministries and private companies of Lome promptly responded to the call of CAPLO (Club of Friends of the Beach and Oceans) and STADD (Science and the African Technology for Sustainable Development), for a beach clean-up in Lome, thanks to the initiative and ...
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Mandela Washington Fellow donated Medical Tablets to Health Practitioners

The 2017 YALI/Mandela Washington Fellowship 2017 enabled Mr. Moïse Akebim, in Public Management at the University of Minnesota, to establish a partnership with Books for Africa, an organization that donated books to African countries since 1988. The beginning of the partnership is materialized by a gift of five (05) tablets with medical program for the ...
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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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Ambassador Gilmour launched YALI Project to advance Transparency

The Education for Tax Transparency and Accountability Project “Nudzonola” (the awaken citizen in one of Togo’s local dialects) was launched by Ambassador Gilmour. This award project from the Transparency and Small Grant Competition will educate citizens about taxes payment, and teach them tactics and actions to take to make sure public officials manage taxes and ...
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EducationUSA helps broker partnership between American and Togolese universities

The Embassy’s education advising service, EducationUSA Togo, helped broker a  groundbreaking partnership agreement between a U.S. university and a Togolese university. The agreement, signed on July 21, 2017 between Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas and Ecole Superieur des Affaires (ESA) in Lome, establishes a collaborative “2+2” undergraduate degree program in the fields of business administration and ...
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Embassy and Peace Corps support youth empowerment with “Camp Unite”

On July 12, 2017, Ambassador Gilmour and staff from the U.S. Embassy visited “Camp Unité” , a leadership camp for teenage boys and girls organized by Peace Corps and the Togo YMCA, in Bagbe, a town about 35 km from Lome. ” Camp Unité” is a two-week  event that brings together 130 boys and girls ...
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U.S. Secretary of State Meets Togo’s Foreign Minister in Washington D.C.

During their discussion, the two men discussed the preparations for the annual AGOA (African Growth and Opportunity Act) Forum which will take place in Lome from Aug. 8-10, and the progress of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) program in Togo. There was also talk of the first Africa-Israel Summit in Lome in October. An event ...
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U.S. Independence Day Celebration

The Embassy held its official Independence Day celebration on June 28 at Lomé’s Radisson Blu hotel. Over 250 guests from all walks of Togolese society – government, civic organizations, and the business community – and Lomé’s diplomatic community attended. Following the Embassy Marine detachment Color Guard ceremony and national anthems, Ambassador Gilmour and the representative ...
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Ambassador Gilmour’s Remarks at the 2017 Independence Day Celebration

Remarks July 4 celebration 2017 (protocol opening) Good evening and thank you for joining us to celebrate the 241st anniversary of the independence of the United States of America. We are privileged to celebrate here tonight in the beautiful Radisson Blu, thanks to the very generous financial support of several private sector donors: American companies, ...
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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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World Ocean Day

On Saturday June 10,  more than 600 young people from schools, universities, NGOs and private companies from Lome participated in the World Ocean Day, organized by CAPLO (Friends of the Beach and Oceans) and STADD (African Science and Technology for Sustainable Development), and supported by the US Embassy in Togo. Apart from cleaning up a ...
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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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Visit of Togolese Prime Minister to EduacationUSA stand at Education Fair

Post EducationUSA set up an information booth at the International Education fair held from April 26 to April 30, 2017 in Lomé. The fair brought together more than 60 000 participants from various schools, educational institutions, companies, international organizations, and education services from other countries. The U.S. stand visited by thousands of students, parents, and ...
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Remarks Olympio exhibition vernissage

It is a great honor for me to be with you today to open this exhibition of historic images and documents about the visit of President Sylvanus Olympio to the United States. I discovered these images and documents in 2015 before my arrival in Lome, when I was preparing to take my post as ambassador.  ...
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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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Grand Final of English Clubs Competition

Togo’s best English Clubs squared off against each other April 7 in Lomé in the final event of the 2016-2107 English Clubs Competition sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and the Togolese English Teacher’s Organization. The event was the culmination of a seven-month long series of English Club competitions held throughout the country in which almost ...
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US Armed Forces Transportation Commander visits Togo

  On March 16, General Darren McDew of the US Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) led a delegation of senior US military officials during a visit to Togo to strengthen security cooperation between the two countries. During the visit, General McDew was received by Prime Minister Komi S. Klassou and also met with the Chief of Togolese ...
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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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Capacity building program at the National Library and Archives

From April 4 to 6, the US Embassy-Togo, in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, supported a training workshop for personnel at the National Library in Lome. The American expert, Assistant Professor and Preservation Librarian Kyle Rimkus animated the workshop with the purpose to equip ten employees from the National Library with necessary ...
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US congress delegation visited Lomé

A delegation of U.S. Senators and Congressmen arrived Saturday on a visit to strengthen ties between the American and Togolese peoples.  President Faure Gnassingbe received the group, headed by Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma, at the Presidency for high-level discussions. The delegation also took part in meetings at the National Assembly where they were welcomed ...
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Advanced Regional Workshop on Combating Wildlife Trafficking for Judicial Officers and Prosecutors

As part of its programs for the conservation and protection of wildlife, the United States Ambassador to Togo, David Gilmour participated in the opening ceremony of a five-day workshop on various related topics in Lomé. The workshop was attended by representatives of the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Justice of Togo, the ...
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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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Arts at Embassies

U.S. Ambassador David Gilmour and Mrs. Gilmour hosted a cultural celebration involving an art exhibition and music concert at their residence.   This purpose of the event was to highlight the role that art and culture can play in promoting economic growth, by showcasing a number of talented Togolese artists and musicians. It also marked the ...
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Amoutiévé Marternity Ward Inauguration

On December 5, 2016 Ambassador Gilmour inaugurated the Amoutive Maternity Ward during a ceremony organized by the Development Office in conjunction with the Amoutive Integrated Development Committee. During his remarks, the Ambassador declared that “Expanding access to quality health care is one of the U.S. Embassy’s primary objectives in Togo and I am proud that ...
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Ceremony of the Donation of Medical and Laboratory Equipment to the Health Services of the Armed Forces of Togo

REMARKS OF DAVID GILMOUR, AMBASSADOR OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO TOGO ON THE OCCASION OF THE CEREMONY OF THE DONATION OF MEDICAL AND LABORATORY EQUIPMENT TO THE HEALTH SERVICES OF THE ARMED FORCES OF TOGO LOCATION: TRAINING CENTER, PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS (CEOMP) • Mr. Brigadier General, General Chief of Staff, Togolese Armed Forces, • ...
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Welcome Reception for Ambassador Gilmour

Ambassador David Gilmour Remarks at Welcome Reception, Lome January 20, 2016  Welcome to the American residence, we are delighted to have you with us this evening.  Let me begin by wishing you a very happy new year, and best wishes for prosperity and health for you and your families in the year ahead. I feel ...
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