TOGO: un appel à projets pour combiner le sport à la préservation de la nature à Lomé

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TOGO: a call for projects to combine sport and nature conservation in Lomé ©US Embassy in Togo

While the Togolese capital generates 350,000 tons of household waste per year, the Autonomous District of Greater Lomé (DAGL) is launching a call for projects aimed at local sports federations and associations that are active in environmental preservation. The call for expressions of interest is open until the evening of 22 July 2022.

“Sports practice and citizen involvement in favour of the environment”. This is the theme of a call for projects launched in Togo by the Autonomous District of Greater Lomé (DAGL). The initiative is aimed at sports federations and associations in the 13 communes of the capital, whose activities have a positive impact on ecosystems, especially fauna and flora.

The DAGL’s call for projects is part of the fourth phase of the Lomé Urban Environment Project (PEUL III), whose implementation aims to support awareness-raising activities for the population on waste management, as well as the strengthening of partnerships between civil society organisations (CSOs) and public authorities in the area of sustainable development. The projects selected will each receive financial support of up to 5 million CFA francs (over 7,600 euros) depending on the nature of the project selected. Interested organisations have until 22 July 2022 to apply.

Improving the living environment of the population

As a reminder, in its first three phases, the PEUL project has enabled the construction of the modern technical landfill of Akepé and the environmental safety of the old landfill of Agoè-Nyive located 18 km from Lomé. The project is financed by the municipality (10%), AFD (14%), the European Union (EU, 33%) and the West African Development Bank (BOAD, 43%).

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For its current fourth phase, PEUL received a 40 million euro loan from AFD and the German Development Agency (KfW) last May to finance solid waste management in the capital and to strengthen the rural transport infrastructure network throughout the country.

For more information on the call for projects, click here.

Benoit-Ivan Wansi

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