Strategic Partnership with Government of Togo
The Government of Togo is the Peace Corps’ priority strategic partner. This partnership strengthens Peace Corps Togo’s ability to achieve it mission “Promote world peace and friendship”. The partnership also supports program priorities, objectives, delivery and impact of Volunteers and the communities they serve. Peace Corps Togo’s four government counterpart agencies are briefly described below:
Ministry of Primary, Secondary, Technical and Handicraft Education
PC collaborates with the Ministry of Primary, Secondary, Technical and Handicraft Education to:
- Teach English in middle schools;
- Promote gender equality inside and outside the classrooms;
- Contribute to the professional development of teachers by providing training on interactive and participatory teaching methods that support the creation of a “Student Friendly Schools” environment.
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Rural Development
We collaborate with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Rural Development to expand its capacity to extend sustainable agricultural technologies and practices to families and communities, promoting improved agricultural practices for food security.
Ministry of Health, public Hygiene and Access to Universal Care
PC works with the Ministry of Health, public Hygiene and Access to Universal Care to expand community based interventions in rural areas to improve the health of individuals particularly maternal and child health.
Ministry of Social Action, Women’s Empowerment and literacy
We collaborate with the Ministry of Social Action, Women’s Empowerment and literacy to promote Girls’ education and Women’s Empowerment through the commemoration and celebration of special events such as:
- Girls’ Child International Day
- International Women’s Day
- African Women’s Day
Peace Corps Togo’s Program Managers for Agriculture, Education and Health identify and develop collaboration with strategic partners amongst local and international non-governmental organizations whose areas of operation align with Peace Corps Togo’s programmatic focus. Peace Corps Togo currently collaborates with the following:
Pathways is a non-governmental organization created by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to support girl’s education through scholarship and mentoring program. Activities include:
- Selecting and nominating the scholars and the mentors in villages.
- Providing daily support to the scholars at the local levels.
- Planning and organizing conferences for scholars.
Peace Corps works with Engender Health, an international NGO, to improve the quality of services for Youth Reproductive health and Monitoring and Evaluation.
GRAPHE (Groupe Chrétien de Recherche Action pour la Promotion Humaine)
Peace Corps collaborates with this NGO to improve and expand its System of Rice Intensification (SRI) and Bio-Intensive Gardening (BIG) technology to enhance rice farming and high nutritive value and low-cost vegetables gardening techniques in Togo.
COM.INT.E.S. (Comité International d’Ethique et de Solidarité)
COM.INT.E.S promotes bio-intensive gardening and improved crop cultivation technologies adapted to the local context