Togo : the project of creation of Eco-villages extends to ten new localities
The objective is to promote a sustainable development model at the grassroots level, focusing on the fight against climate change, the preservation of biodiversity and electrification by renewable energy sources.
In Togo, ten new localities have been selected to participate in the experimentation phase of the Eco-villages project. In this perspective, a workshop was held on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 in Lomé, bringing together executives from the Ministry of Environment and Forest Resources, as well as experts from UNDP, the organization that supports the project. The work carried out should indeed allow the validation of a strategic plan for the transformation of localities such as Danyi, Folivi Joe, Bolou KeteméSadjibou and Posa into Eco-villages, based on the model carried out in the localities of Donomadé in Yoto and Andokpomey in Avé.
Indeed, for the pilot team of the project, the results obtained in these two localities are positive and satisfactory. Five other villages, namely Zanvé, Kotchomé, Doufouli, Amondé and Nassiété, have also benefited from the first phase of experimentation, we are informed. "The seven Eco-villages, which are active today, each polarize at least ten satellite villages that benefit from the investments made in the Eco-villages centers.
Today, seventy villages in Togo benefit from the Eco-villages project," said Koffi Agbossoumonde, coordinator of the project. Thanks to the development tools, each of the 10 sites is expected to promote clean and accessible energy sources. 500 hectares of village and individual forests intended for the preservation of the environment at the local and global level are expected. The promoters also envisage the promotion of sustainable livelihoods for improved income.
Launched in 2014, the project aims to promote a sustainable development model at the grassroots level, focusing on climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.servation of biodiversity and electrification by renewable energy sources, through the eventual transformation of 500 localities into Eco-villages. The Eco-villages project is part of the UNDP's 2019-2023 programme cycle, reflecting the priorities of the government's 2025 strategic plan. This initiative has already provided access to a clean source of drinking water and energy for at least 10,000 people in rural areas.