CC DARE in Togo
Country status in brief
Togo ratified the UNFCCC in March 1995. The country has developed and submitted its Initial National Communication (INC) in December 2001, its Technology Needs Assessment in 2003 and its National Capacity Self Assessment in 2008. The National Adaptation Programme of Action for Togo has been finalized and is awaiting endorsement by Cabinet for submission to the UNFCCC Secretariat. Climate Change studies have identified five priority areas for the country: Agriculture, Water Resources, Human Settlements, Ecosystems and Health.
CC DARE mission
The CC DARE team conducted an inception mission to Togo from the 29th of June to the 2nd of July 2009. The objectives of the mission were to increase awareness of the CC DARE programme among main stakeholders involved in climate change adaptation in Togo. Consultations with national stakeholders and development partners were held in order to scope potential initiatives for support through CC DARE, and determine how CC DARE can contribute to national adaptation priorities, in the context of other programming initiatives supported by UNEP, UNDP and other bilateral and multilateral development partners.
Linkages to other initiatives
The CC DARE programme lies within the scope of existing and planned climate adaptation and related activities in Togo, as identified in the Strategic Document on Poverty Reduction, the Initial National Communications (INC), the National Capacity Self Assessment (NCSA), the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA), as well as in the ongoing development process of the Second National Communications (SNC) of Togo.
Following the inception meeting, the following two projects proposals were submitted to the CC DARE team:
The two projects listed above were selected after review and revision of the original proposals. They are currently in their initial phase of implementation.
Following activities are planned under the Friends of the Earth project:
- Sensitization of 125 NGO Associations and private sector actors on climate change
- The production of a documentary film on climate change
- Production of posters and commercial broadcast
- Sketches on climate change
- Organization of public and televised sensitization meetings
- Radio broadcasts
Progress report Activity Delivery Report [download
The results expected under the Water Resource project include:
- Representative populations and local elected officials have a better understanding of the impacts of climate change and are fully involved in the implementation of adaptation to climate changes measures.
- Two selected water reservoirs are rehabilitated and exploited.
- Women and youth are better prepared to adapt to risks and impacts of climate changes in agriculture and biodiversity, and the potential for an increase in household income is improved.
- The exodus of migrant from affected regions is gradually reduced.
- The estimated cost of rehabilitation of water reservoirs and related work is known.
- Based on the known costs of rehabilitation, an investment plan for the rehabilitation of all water reservoirs in the Savanna and Kara Regions of Togo is developed.
- A project proposal for the implementation of the investment Plan is developed and submitted to the Government of Togo and development partners, for support and implementation.
UNFCCC National Climate Change Focal Point:
Komi Tomyeba, email@example.com
CC DARE anchor persons for Togo: