PVE Project in the Savanes Region promotes accountability and citizen control of public action

Two training workshops on citizen control of public action enabled some 100 people, including young leaders of associations, prefects and recently elected mayors and municipal councilors, to understand the basics of municipal budget preparation and existing control mechanisms in order to increase citizen participation, transparency and good governance at the local level. At the opening …

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PAS Lomé builds its partnership network within the country

In order to strengthen its partnership with civil society organizations upcountry a team from PAS Lomé held a working session with the leaders of “Dimension Humaine”, an organization promoting women’s rights in the Central and Kara regions. The working session allowed the PAS team to understand the organization’s areas of intervention and the strategic objectives …

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PAO Miller Meets Hight Muslim Clergy in Sokode to reinforce Peace and Social Cohesion Message

The Public Affairs Officer met with the High Muslim Clergy of Sokode during a courtesy visit to the home of the late Spiritual Leader of Muslims in Togo. The purpose of the visit was to offer condolences to the family following the death of the spiritual leader last month. The PAO also took the opportunity …

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Ambassador Stromayer Remarks at Social Enterprise Conference

Ambassador Stromayer Remarks Social Enterprise Conference June 6, 2018 Ecobank Pan-African Center Mister the Prime Minister Mister the Minister of Commerce Madame the Minister of Grassroots Development Madame the Group Executive of Commercial Bank for Ecobank ETI Mister the CEO of Alaffia Heads of industry and business Members of the diplomatic corps Dear panelists Honored …

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Grand Finale of English Clubs Competition 2018-2019

The 2018-2019 edition of the Togo Nationwide English Clubs Competition (ECC) held its grand finale April 17 in Lome. More than 400 students, teachers, parents, and guests gathered at the Hotel 2 Fevrier in downtown Lome to watch the final event of the annual competition, in which eight teams from all the academic regions of …

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Ambassador Eric W. Stromayer remarks at Grand Finale of English Clubs Competition

AMBASSADOR STROMAYER REMARKS GRAND FINALE OF ENGLISH CLUBS COMPETITION HOTEL 2 FEVRIER APRIL 17, 2019, 2:00 PM Monsieur the Regional Director of Education, Representative of the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education Monsieur the President of the Togolese English Teachers Organization Monsieur the Director General of the Hotel 2 Fevrier Monsieur the Representative of Ecobank …

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A New Resource Center for Social Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Embassy and the Government of Togo have agreed to enter into a partnership to support young social entrepreneurs in Togo. The agreement was signed March 25 on the margins of a workshop organized by the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section to promote the concept of social enterprises, which are broadly defined as organizations that …

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Exchange Program Alumni Help Togolese Women Overcome Obstacles

As part of its celebration of Women’s History Month, the U.S. Embassy in Togo on March 22 kicked off a new initiative aimed at helping Togolese women of all ages overcome obstacles in their personal and professional lives. The initiative, titled “How Women Rise,” includes a series of conferences in multiple cities spotlighting a cross-section …

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Black History Month Concerts Highlight People Power for Social Change

To celebrate Black History Month and the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., the U.S. Embassy organized a traveling historical exhibit paired with a series of public music concerts in four major Togolese cities from Feb. 19-23. The concerts featured a selection of songs from the American civil rights era performed by Heather Maxwell, a …

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Embassy program supports youth in Sokode who are helping their community

The U.S. Embassy honored Togolese youth who are following the example of Martin Luther King, the famous American peace and human rights activist, with a music concert and photo exhibit Feb. 21 in Sokode, the capital of the central region of Togo. A packed crowd of over 300 people attended the event, including local authorities, …

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Black history month concert celebrates changemakers then and now

The U.S. Embassy in Togo celebrated black history month with a concert and photo exhibit inspired by the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. that took place Feb. 19 at the residence of U.S. Ambassador to Togo David Gilmour. The concert featured a selection of songs from the American civil rights era performed by Heather …

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Ambassador Gilmour Remarks Regional Final of English Clubs Competition

AMBASSADOR GILMOUR REMARKS REGIONAL FINAL OF ENGLISH CLUBS COMPETITION UNIVERSITY OF LOME AUDITORIUM FEBRUARY 13, 2019 @ 2 PM Madame the Vice President of the University Monsieur the Regional Director of Education for Lome Golfe Monsieur the President of TETO Honored teachers and inspectors of English Dear Parents Students  First of all, I would like …

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Remarks at Closing Ceremony of Nenyo City Good Governance Initiative

Closing Ceremony of Nenyo City Good Governance Initiative Prefecture of Zio February 9, 2019   Monsieur the Minister of Territorial Administration, Decentralization, and Local Collectives Monsieur the Minister of Communication Monsieur the Director General of ANASAP Monsieur the Prefect of Zio Monsieur the Mayor Representatives of the diplomatic corps Distinguished guests Ladies and Gentlemen Good …

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Embassy-sponsored journalism competition strengthens democracy in Togo

The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the Embassy of France, the United Nations Development Program, and Togo’s journalism school, ISICA, launched the second edition of “Les Lauriers du Journalisme d’Impact au Togo,” (LJI) a competition to reward and encourage quality journalism in Togo. Ambassador David Gilmour of the United States, Mactar Fall, resident director of …

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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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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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Ambassador’s Remarks during Mandela day cleaning activity on July 21, 2018 at Polyclinique de Tsévié

Remarks Ambassador Gilmour Mandela day cleaning activity July 21, 2018 –  0730 – 1100 AM Polyclinique de Tsévié et Monument de l’Union   Monsieur the Prefet, Representative of the Director of ANASAP Colleagues from the U.S. Embassy. Dear exchange program Alumni, especially YALI fellows, Ladies and gentlemen, I should begin by saying Great Work! You …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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