Togo - Capacity building to reduce SLCP emissions from the waste sector, with consideration of gender


Togo is home to almost 8 million people and all of them are exposed to the increasing vulnerabilities of living in a climate changed world. In addition to the impact on ecosystems, crop yields, and extreme weather events, a significant portion of the country’s population is consistently exposed to levels of indoor and outdoor air pollution that exceed Worth Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. In 2013 alone it was estimated that this exposure was responsible for over 3,448 premature deaths, primarily from the energy, transport, waste, and agriculture sectors.

This project responds to a request by Togo’s Ministry of Environment and Forest Resources to provide capacity building to reduce SLCPs emissions from the waste sector, with consideration of gender.  

The capacity building will support key government representatives and experts in planning and implementing measures to improve Togo’s waste management system and mitigation of SLCP emissions. The capacity building would ensure that there is a gender balance among the participants that will be trained as well as the trainers. 



This project will achieve by it's completion: 

  • Togo’s Government has increased capacity and knowledge to implement waste sector mitigation measures  
  • Togo has a roadmap of waste sector mitigation measures to develop into priority activities and programs  



To achieve its objectives the project will: 

  • Deliver a series of trainings/workshops (in French) aimed at: 
  • Strengthen collection systems for municipal solid waste  
  • Identify planning and implementing mitigation measures including: 

    -Developing sanitary landfills with landfill gas capture and utilisation. 

    -Reducing the volume of organic material in landfills through the diversion of organics and treatment through composting and other options.  

    -Reducing open burning of municipal solid waste. 


Project reference: Togo - Capacity building to reduce SLCP emissions from the waste sector, with consideration of gender [TG-22-002]