Members of the Global Alumni Association of Togo (GAAT) ended fiscal year 2017 with a global conference attended by a significant number of alumni from diverse programs. Right after the opening ceremony, a blood drive to save lives was launched and will continue till the end of October in Lome and upcountry centers.. While participants were donating blood, the alumni continued the program that consisted in a presentation of the Public Affairs Officer on US Mission goals and embassy expectations from alumni. The first presentation gave the opportunity to alumni to share their engagement activities in the country. Then followed thematic presentations of key alumni on current issues in specific areas such as health, human rights and justice, media/social media as well as women. A lively and enriching debate followed various presentations.