Togo
Adaptation - Resilience
Economic transition (sustainable supply-chains,circular economy, employment)
Education - Awareness-raising
Sustainable housing - Building
Territorial planning and territorial management

Green Leadership Time

The YAC programme: training in leadership and green entrepreneurship to equip the population, particularly young people and women, with concrete actions in the field.

An initiative of YOUTH ARCHITECT COMMUNITY

Overview of the project

The main objectives of this project are to
-To strengthen the concepts of all players in the field of green leadership and the circular economy through training workshops and panels led by experts.
– To hold a workshop with all the stakeholders in the city (architects, town planners, urban managers), including the municipality benefiting from the green project, to discuss a standard municipal development plan.
– Set up a green project in a municipality selected at random or through a competition, to transform an unhealthy area into an attractive, environmentally-friendly area in a sustainable way.
– Reward those who have distinguished themselves through their activities in the field of women’s leadership and/or green leadership.
– Set up a network with the Programme’s various partners.
Calls are being made to municipalities wishing to benefit from the programme, to those wishing to take part in the webinars and to those wishing to contribute through the workshop.
The programme’s various activities include
– A drawing competition for children called the “GLT Kids competition”, with a theme related to sustainable cities, climate change or a field related to environmental protection.
– Theoretical webinars with experts from a variety of backgrounds, followed by masterclasses in the morning and evening.
– A 3-day face-to-face workshop in which participants are selected according to their profile to work on a development project identified by the municipality hosting the event. The groups are very cosmopolitan but necessarily include architects or town planners.
– A ceremony at which the final projects are presented and the mayor decides on the best project. At the same ceremony, the children in the competition are awarded prizes.

Objective

Train local people in climate change and, with them, develop them in a sustainable way.

Level of progress

Ongoing research

Project timeline

project still in progress

Quantitative results

350 of the 200 young people expected took part in the online training course.
A wide range of professions were involved, from journalists to painters and mayors from other countries. Incredible proposals were put forward by 5 groups of 5 each and presented to the Agoenyivé town council, represented by one of its officials. As a result, a green project to transform an insalubrious area into an attractive and ecological space in a sustainable way was conceived as planned.
22 certificates of honour for their contribution to the development of the Carrefour bleu in the commune of Agoenyivé 1 were distributed.
11 countries joined us for the training courses (TOGO, BENIN, BURKINA-FASO, IVORY COAST, MALI, CAMEROON, SENEGAL, NIGER, CHAD, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, GUINEA and MOROCCO).

Qualitative results

In terms of quality, we were pleasantly surprised by the turnout, which exceeded expectations.
Since this pilot operation in the commune of Agoenyivé 1 (maritime region), the commune itself has taken the initiative to carry out other development projects.
The project has been implemented and the commune is now more attractive, with many clean-up initiatives.
The project has now achieved 10 MDGs, and an active network of alumni from the programme has been formed and continues to grow.
New partners have offered to support the initiative from time to time. Participating countries are open to replicating the initiative in their own countries.
The municipality in question has become a benchmark and is cited as an example by other municipalities to change their own faces.

Financing

This project was financed by 2 types of funds:
-own funds
- 80% subsidy from a fund for a competition organised by the Ministry of Youth on the occasion of International Youth Day

About the
organisation

YOUTH ARCHITECT COMMUNITY

Essi Farida GERALDO
President
youtharchidar@gmail.com
+22891945787

The YAC programme: training in leadership and green entrepreneurship to equip the population, particularly young people and women, with concrete actions in the field.
The ONE HOUSE ONE PLANT operation: this involves training people in agro-ecology and mobilising the population to have seedlings or a garden in their homes throughout the country.
GLT (Green Leadership Time): this involves turning unhealthy areas into green or recreational spaces using recycled materials recovered locally. This project is carried out in collaboration with local authorities and the general public, regardless of age or field of activity.
SOS NOËL: this involves organising green play activities and donations in orphanages.

Find them on
A project
in collaboration
  • VERT-TOGO

    MEDIA Environnemental

    website
    Hector Nammangue
    0022892635685
Other partners / supporters

Other media: L’Emissaire, Radio Pyramide FM
Other associations: See, Network of Africa Entrepreneurs, Eco Tourisme Togo, ARCHID’AR