Togo: UNDP grants about CFA100 mln to six civil society organizations

Monday, 17 October 2022 11:47
Togo: UNDP grants about CFA100 mln to six civil society organizations

(Togo First) - The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) granted $141,000 (about CFA95 million) to six Togolese civil society organizations (CSOs) invested in environmental protection. The related agreement was signed last Thursday, in Lomé.

The six CSOs will use the money to launch environmental and natural resource management projects across Togo. The projects, which will be carried out over a year, include the "development of beekeeping and sustainable management of forest resources" in the communes of Kozah 1 and Kozah 3, "capacity building for the production and dissemination of compost in the fight against soil degradation" and "capacity building for the recycling unit of used paper and cardboard into furniture" in the commune of Golfe 7.

Aliou Dia, UNDP Resident Representative in Togo, said the support translates the UN body’s will to help Togo implement its 2020-2025 government roadmap. 

"Development without resilience only harms the economy, our projects must contribute to the government roadmap," Dia noted.  

For his part, the Togolese Minister of Environment and Forest Resources, Foli-Bazi Katari, urged CSOs to contribute more to the government’s development roadmap. 

The six CSOs picked by the UNDP were part of a batch of 60 CSOs that applied to a tender launched by UNDP-Togo as part of the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP).

Esaïe Edoh 

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