We’re working with 15 communities in Togo to ensure that development is informed by the perspectives of people most at risk.


Random household surveys


Civil society surveys


Local government surveys

Key findings and conclusions at the national level

  • Communities most at risk and local government authorities prioritise different threats
  • Communities are not consulted while assessing, planning and implementing risk reduction plans and activities
  • Increased collaboration between local government representatives and communities could reduce risks

Surveys undertaken in Togo

Our Views from the Frontline surveys in Togo were undertaken in 2019.

Who was surveyed?

We surveyed 1,201 random households, 155 civil society organisations, 155 local government representatives, and undertook 95 community consultations.

Risk locations prioritised

We prioritised four risk areas:

  • Grand Lome et Maritime
  • Plateaux
  • Centrale et Kara
  • Savanes

Communities surveyed

We surveyed people from 15 communities: Azimedossou, Akladjenou¸Afganan, Bolou Agbadome, Kpalakoko, Danyi, Badou¸ Kablive, Djarkpanga¸ Tchitchira, Bapure, Tchamba, Mandouri, Bidjenga and Koumongou.

“The problems of climate change are real. Eco-citizens initiatives, the willingness to make and drive behavioural change by creating a new dynamic of climate and environmental leadership will make it possible to bring about positive change.”

NAC representative, Togo

Our impact

Activities undertaken in response to community-level findings and conclusions

  • Conducting training and capacity building programmes on DRR, climate change , ecosystems management and income generating activities
  • Improving DRR in communities by installing fire fighters and clearing waterways
  • Establishing a training programme for local community leaders and administrative authorities on risk, and disaster prevention and management
  • Raising awareness among local authorities, civil society and government on the importance of ecosystems and bringing uniformity in the identification of risks and threats prevailing in ecosystems
  • Raising awareness among communities about their role in assessing, planning and implementing risk reduction plans and activities

Impact of activities

  • Communities have a better understanding of disaster risk and disaster risk reduction measures
  • Communities included in assessment, planning, implementation and monitoring of risk reduction plans and activities at the local level
  • Administrative and local authorities now work better with communities to manage risks and prevent disasters

Our project partners in Togo

Our Views from the Frontline programme is implemented by GNDR member organisations and partners in the country.

National coordinating organisation

  • Jeunes Verts

Partner organisations

  • APAD International
  • Inades – Formation
  • L’ong Jeunes Volontaires pour l’Environnement

View all data from Togo

You can view all our Views from the Frontline survey data using our data dashboard. You can also learn more about our methodology for selecting at-risk areas and survey respondents.

Project funded by

European Union

Our Views from the Frontline project is funded by the European Union (EU). Content related to this project on our website was made possible by the support of the EU. All content is the sole responsibility of GNDR and does not necessarily reflect the views of the EU.

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Photo credit

Photo by Muhammadtaha Ibrahim Ma’aji on Unsplash.