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West Africa seen from space by NASA's Aqua satellite

Togo has developed a new topographic map. The database will be used for disaster risk reduction and emergency response as well as climate change effects, as the website Icilome reported.

The map was created by the Ministry of... read more

Publishing Date: 09/09/2013

From 13 to 17 July 2009, UN-SPIDER conducted a technical advisory mission to Togo upon the official request of the Togolese Government to assess the existing use of space-based technology and information for disaster management and emergency response in the country. Following Burkina Faso, Ghana and Namibia this was the fourth UN... read more

Publishing Date: 30/07/2009

In March 2009, the Government of Togo officially requested a UN-SPIDER technical advisory mission to assess the existing use of space-based technology and information for disaster management and emergency... read more

Publishing Date: 02/07/2009

Advisory Support

La République du Togo est sujette à de fréquentes inondations et sécheresses. Les invasions de criquets contribuent à mettre en péril la sécurité alimentaire de la population locale. A l’invitation du Gouvernement Togolais, une Mission Technique Consultative d’ONU-SPIDER a été sollicitée pour identifier les domaines potentiels où les informations et technologies spatiales pourraient jouer un plus grand rôle et proposer des recommandations sur la façon dont le Togo pourrait améliorer l’accès à ces ressources.

Mission dates: 14/07/2009 to 17/07/2009

The Republic of Togo is prone to frequent floods and droughts. Locust plagues contribute to endangering the food security of the local population. In addition, vector borne diseases and epidemics of weather- and climate-sensitive infectious diseases cause massive disruption to societies. At the invitation of the Government of Togo, a UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission was requested to identify potential areas where space-based technology and information could play a greater role, and propose recommendations how to improve Togo's access to these resources.

Mission dates: 14/07/2009 to 17/07/2009

Guide

The United Nations have accompanied Togo since 1961 in training of human resources, institutional capacity building, technology transfer, etc. UNDP supports Togo to achieve national development objectives oriented towards the fight against poverty and to achieve the Millennium Development. In this context, UNDP support is focused on strengthening national capacities for the formulation, implementation and monitoring of economic and sectoral policies.

More information: UNDP Togo

In July 2011, Togo had received more than 4,000 refugees, most of whom are women and children. The majority of asylum seekers and refugees live in host communities and in urban settings, often in difficult conditions, without access to food and with irregular access to health services. Host communities are also experiencing “host fatigue” due to lack of resources. The Central Emergency Response Fund coordinated by UN-... read more

MERF is responsible for coordinating the development and implementing policies about all that concerns environmental issues, forest resources and wildlife. It also aims to develop the legislation for environmental protection, prevention and fight against pollution and nuisances. The MERF has been trusted with the responsibility for disaster reduction in Togo since October 2006. It hosts the Disaster Risk... read more

DCNC is the responsible national mapping authority in Togo.

Contact: Mr Kofi Dakey

Direction Générale de la Cartographie (DGC)

Ministre de l'quipement, Avenue 2 Fvrier, B.P. 500

Lomé, Togo

Ph: (+228) 221 66 15

Fax: (+228) 221 57 35

Email: dcnc [at] bibway.com

The mission of the WHO Togo Country Office is to promote the attainment of the highest sustainable level of health by all people living in Togo through collaboration with the government and other partners in health development and the provision of technical and logistic support to country programmes.

Website:

http://www.afro.who.int/en/togo/who-country-office-togo.html

Agriculture is one of the main drivers of Togo’s economy, but the steep drop in global cotton prices in recent years dealt a blow to many farmers. The rates of food insecurity and are really high, as well as the country’s risk to natural disasters and the lack of income diversification. FAO works with governments to build up infrastructures, promote sustainable agricultural practices and improve farmers’ access to technical assistance, training, credit and markets. Its overall aim is to strengthen food security over the long run as well as farmers' ability to withstand future climate or market shocks. FAO is also providing policy advice and monitoring global, regional and domestic food prices.

More information: FAO Togo

Disaster

The Government of Togo through a press release on 12 December 2008 has officially confirmed the outbreak of cholera epidemic in the country?s capital Lome and its environs. The outbreak is attributed to the poor sanitation habit of the population, lack of portable water source as well as the effects of the recent floods in the country.

Source : Glide number

Across 7 West African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d?Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Togo) there have been 38 cases of wild polio reported in 2008 and an additional 13 cases so far in 2009. Ministries of Health have collaborated with coordination support by WHO to conduct 2 supplementary and synchronised polio vaccination days for children under 5 years across all 7 countries to prevent futher spread of the disease. The first round went ahead on 27th February and the second is planned for 27th March 2009.

Source : Glide number

The torrential rains of September and early October 2010 in West Africa especially in Benin and Togo have caused the overflow of rivers and consequently caused flooding in many parts of Togo especially in the South. The rainy season started in Togo in June and immediately the downpour have been causing severe flooding in many parts of the country with a lot of humanitarian concerns. The Togolese Red Cross since worked in collaboration with UNICEF and other humanitarian agencies to assist the affected population, the floods have caused damages to bridges and roads most in the Maritime region of Togo. The Togolese Red Cross Emergency First Aid Team members deployed to the field have reported that 50 communities in 4 prefectures were... read more

National Focal Point

Ministry of the Environment and Forest Resources
National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Contact person:

Mr Yendouhame KOMBATE
Remote Sensing and GIS specialist
kombatejohn [at] gmail.com
Tel: +228 27720560
Mobil: +228 90252950

Ministèr de l’Environnement et des Ressources Forestières

Plateforme Nationale pour la Réduction des Risques de Catastrophe

Personne à contacter :

Mr Yendouhame KOMBATE

Spécialiste Télédétection et SIG
kombatejohn [at] gmail.com
Tél : +228 27720560
Portable : +228 90252950

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