PAS Launches Civil Society Certifications Course for Young Togolese Activists

Deputy Chief of Mission Mrs. Dana Banks during her remarks to sixty of Togolese civil society’s young leaders participants of the Civil Society Certification Course.
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Deputy Chief of Mission Mrs. Dana Banks during her remarks to sixty of Togolese civil society’s young leaders participants of the Civil Society Certification Course.

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 society activists like yourselves with a basic grasp of how to use technology effectively to engage, organize, share information and deepen the impact of their activities.”
Strengthening civil society and democracy is a critical part of U.S. foreign policy. That explains the Lome US Embassy’s commitment to the initiative as it will strengthen the capacity of young people to be leaders in confronting the challenges faced by their communities. The DCM concluded that “by building a strong civil society sector, we are helping build a Togo that is more stable, prosperous, and democratic.”