Togo wants to be a member of the Global Green Growth Institute. The draft bill relating to it was examined on 28 October last in the Council of Ministers. This step reaffirms the will of this West African country to move towards an economy that is both prosperous and low carbon.
Togo’s future development programme will focus more on ecology. For the West African country is preparing to join the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). The draft bill relating to this has been studied by the government, meeting in the Council of Ministers on October 28th, 2020 in Lomé. In the long term, this membership will enable Togo to strengthen its anchorage in a green economy, whose current National Development Plan (PND), which aims at 7.6% growth by 2022, is already focused on a sustainable and climate-resilient economy.
Created in February 16th, 2010 in Rio de Janeiro, GGGI is an international organisation that promotes green growth, a growth paradigm characterised by a balance between economic growth and the environment. It implements programmes in 38 partner countries, providing technical support, capacity building, planning and implementation of green and bankable investment policies and projects.
GGGI’s eighth largest member country in Africa
Presently, the organisation has 7 member states in Africa (Angola, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda). It is in consideration of the membership status, that in September 2019 the organisation assisted Rwanda in the elaboration of a programme for the development of ecological secondary cities, the aim being to cope with the demographic growth of the East African country.
It is therefore as the 8th African country that Togo will join the GGGI, if it is not overtaken by one or more other countries of the continent, such as Comoros, Ghana, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Sudan, Tunisia and Zambia, which are also in the process of integration. This rush is supported by the memorandum of understanding that the organisation signed with the African Development Bank (AfDB) in 2018. In this protocol, the two structures commit themselves to promote programmes, projects and activities in the field of green growth in African countries.