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

Young Females sharing their strategies to help prevent VE

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 of the meeting, PAO Tiffany Miller declared that more involvement of the youth and women in the day-to-day management of grassroots community affairs is an effective way to minimize frustration, risk of conflict and, consequently, violent extremism. She expressed the hope that these working and training frameworks between local authorities and young people would contribute to strengthening social cohesion in the Savannah region in order to make Togo a safer, more stable, more democratic and more prosperous country.

Intense discussion during a group session
Intense discussion during a group session