The West African Development Bank (BOAD) is supporting Science and Technology for Sustainable Development (STADD) and Clean Natural Ecosystem (ENPRO), two Togo-based non-governmental organizations (NGOs) specializing in waste management. The grant, worth 47 million CFA francs (78,000 euros), will help promote behavioural changes on salubrity, hygiene and environmental preservation in the capital city of Lomé.
In Togo, the West African Development Bank (BOAD) is supporting two non-governmental organizations (NGOs) specializing in waste management. The two organizations, African Science and Technology for Sustainable Development (STADD) and Clean Natural Ecosystem (ENPRO), are receiving a grant of 47 million CFA francs (about 78,000 euros).
This funding is provided by the BOAD within the framework of the Support Program for Sustainable Waste Management in the municipalities of the city of Lomé in Togo. Serges Ekué, President of BOAD, said that the support provided by the sub-regional financial institution to the two NGOs will contribute to the protection of the urban environment through the strengthening of waste collection and sorting systems (solid, liquid, biomedical, etc.) and recycling.
The amounts allocated to STADD and ENPRO will be necessary to strengthen the organizational, technical and material capacities of waste collectors. Also, the two NGOs will be able to improve the conditions of collection, sorting and treatment, as well as the systems related to waste recycling.
The program to support sustainable waste management in the communes of Lomé is part of the BOAD’s 2021-2025 Strategic Plan (Plan Djoliba), which aims to support sustainable development through job creation and access to food and energy resources in West Africa.
Ridding Lomé of its waste
In 2008, the municipality of Lomé, which is home to a quarter of Togo’s population (1.8 million inhabitants in 2020), launched the Lomé Urban Environment Project (PEUL I and II) with the support of the French Development Agency (AFD) to group all the waste produced in the municipality into a single circuit. This circuit includes pre-collection or direct collection at the household level, collection from consolidation centers, transportation and landfill.
Since 2018, the Lomé landfill site collects per year, nearly 250,000 tons of waste. With a total cost of 21.2 million euros, the project is financed by the Special Delegation of the City of Lomé (10%), the AFD (14%), the European Union (EU) (33%) and the BOAD (43%).