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2015 INTERNATIONAL WORK CAMPS


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CELEBRATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER PREVENTION

 

 

On October 13 of each year is celebrated the International Day for Disaster Reduction. T he theme chosen this year by the Secretariat of the International Strategy of the United Nations for Disaster Prevention (UN / ISDR) is "Living with a disability and a catastrophe".

 

In Togo, the event was celebrated on October 14, 2013 in AGORA Senghor conference Room in Lomé, attended by several government officials including the Minister of Environment and Forest Resources, the Minister of Social Action, Promotion of Women and Literacy. Other parties involved, such as technical and financial partners, including UNDP, associations and NGOs, including Plan Togo, attended the meeting of exchanges between different actors in the national platform for preventing disaster risks, extended to the public. The event brought together about hundred people.

 


STRENGTHENING THE VEGETAL COVER IN THE PREFECTURES OF KLOTO AND AGOU


Jeunes mettant en terre de jeunes plants 


LThe mission of Kinomé (French social enterprise whose mission is to sustainably improve the forest to local people in particular and society in general, in order to reverse the global trend of deforestation) is to make the tree a solution of human and economic development. Since 2012, the company works with Friends of the Earth Togo to strengthen the vegetal cover in the prefectures of Kloto and Agou inTogo, through the project "Reforestation Program of a watershed which supplies 15,000 villagers in drinking water. »

Overall, the activities are well underway.

 


CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST OF ROCCET

The Network of Civil Society Organizations on Climate Change and Energy in Togo (ROCCET) is organizing two technical workshops to strengthen the capacity of its members in advocacy and internal management (Network) that is:to make more active the Network in general, and mobilize capital, and define the three-year business plan in particular. For this ROCCET calls for expressions of interest for trainers. The TOR are accessible through the link below:
TORs of the Call


TOGO'S PLATFORM OF PAN AFRICAN CLIMATE JUSTICE ALLIANCE WAS LAUNCHED

Given the urgency to ensure the climate and energy justice, Togolese civil society has proceeded during a workshop held on 29 August 2013 in Lomé, the launch of the platform of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (its English acronym PACJA: Pan African Climate Justice Alliance).

This workshop was attended by forty participants from the general administration and civil society. We should note that the Network of Civil Society Organizations on Climate Change and Energy in Togo (Roccet) is the foundation of PACJA-Togo.

At the end of the workshop, the Focal Point PACJA-Togo was established. It is led by Mr. Kokou AMEGADZE Elorm, environmentalist lawyer (NGO Friends of the Earth Togo), assisted by FONTODJI Kokou Jeremiah, Environment Manager (NGO ACATBLI), and Miss DOTSE Merveille, geographer, (NGO ASOL-Togo).

This workshop received moral, technical and financial support from PACJA and the Association of Christian Councils and Churches in West Africa, and was officially launched by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment and Forest Resources, Mr. ESSIOMLE Kossivi.


WORKSHOP ON CAPACITY BUILDING OF PWYP TOGO COALITION MEMBERS

The Franco Suisse Hotel located in Lome, has provided the framework for the workshop of building capacity of member organizations of the Togolese Coalition of Publish-What You Pay (PWYP Togo) from 1 to 6 July 2013.

In general, this project aims to build the capacity of members of PWYP Togo for their involvement in the transparent management of the extractive sector.

Specifically, these include:

- To train the participants on taxes based on profits (corporation tax) and production levels (fees, royalties);
- To train the participants on advocacy techniques;
- To equip participants on technical analysis of an EITI report according to the criteria of the Revenue Watch Institute and to analyze the second EITI- Togo report as a case study.

Eight papers were furnished to this workshop. Participants also visited on July 4, 2013 the West African Cement Company (WACEM). The goal was to observe how the company operates in the field and at the administrative level.


PLANETARY WEEK FOR A BETTER WORLD


In the framework of the Planetary Week for a better world celebrated from 10 to 16 June 2013, Friends of the Earth Togo, in collaboration with schools of Fiokpo Township (130km northwest of Lome , the capital of Togo) have honored the event by their actions.

Indeed, the month of June coincides with the rainy season in the area, an opportunity that the initiators of the said actions seized to plan, from June 10 to 14, about five hundred (500) seedlings near schools villages of Volove, Klomayondi and in the courtyard of a school in Gbalavé.

Are involved in the reforestation activity, a team of Friends of the Earth Togo, students and their teachers from the villages mentioned above. Species of seedlings that were planted are: fraké, garcinia and silopia. The appointment is made ??for the next year to repeat the experience.

Alongside the reforestation activities, Friends of the Earth Togo has educated students about the importance of reforestation.


TOGO, NEW MEMBER OF EITI


In 2009, Togo has expressed its willingness to join the Initiative Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).

The EITI is based on the principle that all payments made by companies to governments regarding oil, gas and mining and all material revenues received by governments from oil, gas and mining companies should be published and regularly disseminated to the public in a comprehensive and comprehensible accessible form.

On 19 October 2010, the Board of Directors of the EITI has accepted this interest of Togo which was recognized as Candidate Country. This was followed by a process whereby Togo was admitted as a member (of the EITI) at the 6th World Conference of the Initiative, held from 23 to 24 May 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

It should be noted that Togo has released its EITI 2010 and 2011 reports, published respectively in 2011 and 2012, and completed all the other criteria necessary for membership. Before the accession of Togo, 37 countries were members of the EITI.