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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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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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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Ambassador Gilmour remarks at women peace builders workshop in Sokode

      Ambassador Remarks Opening Ceremony Workshop: Women’s Role in Building Peace & Security Hotel Centrale, Sokode Wednesday Dec. 20, 2017 Monsieur the Prefect Monsieur the Mayor Monsieur the Spirtual Chief Monsieur the Imam of Sokode Representatives of the different political parties Leaders of civil society organizations Dear participants Members of the community Honored ...
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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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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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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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