Togo

Togo is frequently hit by a range of hydro-meteorological disasters, notably floods and droughts. Between 1925 and 2018, Togo endured more than 60 flood events that caused major damage to infrastructure, as well as significant loss of life.

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Programme type: Country multi-year
Funding: $2.36 million
Duration: 2019-2024
Status: Ongoing

Key goals

  • Enhanced capacities of national services in charge of meteorology and climate, hydrology, and civil protection.
  • Provision of scientific and technical expertise as well as capacity development among stakeholders and communities involved in early warnings.
  • Early warning systems reaching the most vulnerable in pilot areas, with a focus on community and gender inclusion.   

Progress to date

  • 2 hazards – floods and extreme weather – with stronger forecasting and warning ability.
  • 318 women benefitted from capacity development offered by CREWS.
  • Development of flood vulnerability maps in 34 municipalities.

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Starting young

Education professionals in nursery, primary, and secondary schools across Togo are taking on a new subject to teach. More than 250 educationalists have been trained so far by Togo’s civil protection agency ANPC to use and integrate a 158-page disaster risk guide into school curricula. The aim? Generally, to help frontline communities and individuals help themselves as a first line of defence against disaster – and ensure local response and resilience are more robust. Specifically, it is to instill a lifelong culture of resilience to disasters, knowing such an effort must start at a young age. Whether it is a flood, strong winds, or another hazard, children need to know what to do to stay safe. Knowledge to take into adulthood.

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