Togo: EU, Germany commit new financing for Emergency Program for the Savannes Region

Economic governance
Tuesday, 22 November 2022 02:07
Togo: EU, Germany commit new financing for Emergency Program for the Savannes Region

(Togo First) - The European Union and Germany announced on November 18, 2022, additional financing to support the Emergency Program for the Savannes Region (PURS) in Togo. 

In detail, the EU will disburse €5 million while Germany will increase bilateral funds for its ProEnergie project.

The EU allocation, a grant, will be mobilized under the crisis response component of the new "Global Europe" tool. As for Germany, it will disclose the exact amount during bilateral negotiations at the end of November 2022 in Berlin.

The new financing should help extend access to basic social services for the most vulnerable population in the Savanes region, which is facing a terrorist threat.


Over 2,500 households, across 17 localities in the Savannes region, will have access to power as a result of the project. A statement also claims that about 10 peripheral health care units will be electrified by solar technology and get medical equipment such as autoclaves for sterilization, blood analyzers, centrifuges, microscopes, and other ICT equipment (laptops, printers).

Part of the new funds will also finance vocational training for youth and women on entrepreneurship and the productive use of electricity.

It should be noted that last January, the EU signed with the Togolese authorities the joint document of multi-year programming (DCP) which provides for the actions it will carry out to support Togo’s development over the period 2021-2027.

Esaïe Edoh 

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