GIZ began work and opened an office in the capital Lomé in early 2013 and has set up local programme offices in the cities of Kpalimé, Tsévié and Sokodé.
The following priority areas have been agreed between Germany and Togo:
- agriculture and rural development
- vocational training and youth employment
- good governance and decentralisation
On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and in conjunction with KfW Development Bank, GIZ is implementing one programme in each priority area in Togo, with a particular focus on three medium-sized cities with development potential: Kpalimé, Tsévié and Sokodé.
In addition, on behalf of the BMZ, GIZ is providing advisory services to the Government of Togo on the country’s Strategy for Accelerated Growth and Employment Promotion, and on population dynamics and adaptation to climate change. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) – an international climate policy mechanism which offers compensations payments to developing countries to cut their emissions from these sources – is a further focus of GIZ’s work in Togo.