Togo Integrated Disaster and Land Management Project

SLM Focal Point

DJIWA Oyétoundé

Country Point Focal

DJIWA Oyétoundé

Contact Information

Tel: +228 900 93551

Project Development Objective

To strengthen institutional capacity of targeted institutions to manage risk of flooding and land degradation in targeted rural and urban areas.

Global Environmental Objective (GEO)

To expand sustainable land management (SLM) in targeted landscapes and in climate vulnerable areas in Togo.

Project Components

Component 1: Institutional Strengthening and Awareness Raising

  • Institutional Strengthening: Capacity of key national, regional, local and community organizations engaged in disaster risk and sustainable land management (DRM and SLM) will be strengthened through the provision of equipment and training.
  • Awareness Raising: Awareness about the risks of flooding and land degradation will be enhanced through targeted information campaigns at national and local levels.

Component 2: Community-Based Activities for Adaptation and Sustainable Land Management

  • Community-Based activities in Watershed and Flood-Prone Areas: Resilience to flooding will be strengthened through targeted pilot activities at the local level that will enable communities to better manage disaster risk and land degradation.
  • Community-Based activities in Cropland and Grazing Land: Resilience of agriculture to climate change, promotion of land productivity and water-use efficiency and SLM best practices will be piloted and promoted in targeted areas.
  • Community-Based Sustainable Forest and Wetland Management: Communities will be assisted in preparing sustainable financing plans and in designing small income generation activities in and around select protected areas and forests to reduce pressure on forest resources and restore ecosystem services.

Component 3: Early Warning, Monitoring, and Knowledge Systems

  • Early Warning System (EWS): A nation-wide EWS will be developed to alert communities of upcoming possible flood events and allow them to take appropriate actions to protect lives and property, through enhanced collaboration and communications between the national hydro meteorological services and the Togolese Red Cross. Specific technical equipment and training will also be provided to the key players.
  • Environmental Monitoring: A country-owned climate and land monitoring system, including geo-spatial data, will be developed to monitor vegetation cover and land use (crop, pasture/range, forest, wetland, protected area, and other relevant categories), and to provide carbon sequestration estimates in select project areas.
  • Knowledge: An update of the national cartography and targeted risk assessments will be conducted to identify appropriate disaster mitigation investments and/or risk transfer mechanisms, including hazard, asset, and vulnerability analyses. A guide of select SLM best practices which incorporates climate change impacts will also be developed.

Component 4: Project Management

For the project to be effectively implemented, project management functions including fiduciary management, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), technical supervision, reporting and audits, will be covered under this component.