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Togo has developed a new topographic map. The database will be used for disaster risk reduction and emergency response as well as climate change effects, as the website Icilome reported.

The map was created by the Ministry of Planning and Housing with support of the Japanese Government between March 2011 to July 2013. The experts had worked for two years to build, restore and organise the various data collected throughout the territory. Recurrent floods had required the updating of the old database dating from 1960.

"The only tools that allow us to have a detailed overview of land use, the morphology and the potential of soil, are maps: relief map, hydrographic maps, geology maps, vegetation maps, expansion of cities, etc.," said Koffi Dakey, CEO of Cartography, to point out that "the combination of all these issues in a spatial and statistical approach leads to put at the disposal of Togo, a new topographic database."

The maps was presented in the context of... read more

Publishing Date: 09/09/2013

From 13 to 17 July 2009, UN-SPIDER conducted a technical advisory mission to Togo upon the official request of the Togolese Government to assess the existing use of space-based technology and information for disaster management and emergency response in the country. Following Burkina Faso, Ghana and Namibia this was the fourth UN-SPIDER advisory mission to Africa.

The mission was successful in connecting various organizations involved in disaster management within the country and also within the region and to generate awareness amongst these organizations to undertake collective efforts towards the incorporation of space-based information to support disaster management activities. It also pointed out the need to update national disaster management plans with emphasis on space-based technology and information and boosted efforts to establish a National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) in Togo. The mission team succeeded in strengthening the links of Togo with a number of... read more

Publishing Date: 30/07/2009

In March 2009, the Government of Togo officially requested a UN-SPIDER technical advisory mission to assess the existing use of space-based technology and information for disaster management and emergency response in Togo. The mission, which is scheduled for 13 to 16 July 2009, is specifically enquired to identify potential areas where space-based technology and information could play a greater role, and propose recommendations how to improve Togo's access to and use of space-based technology and information.

Following Burkina Faso, Ghana and Namibia this will be the fourth advisory mission to Africa. Next to two UN-SPIDER staff members, a number of different international institutions will delegate external experts to this mission, among... read more

Publishing Date: 02/07/2009

Advisory Support

The Republic of Togo is prone to frequent floods and droughts. Locust plagues contribute to endangering the food security of the local population. In addition, vector borne diseases and epidemics of weather- and climate-sensitive infectious diseases cause massive disruption to societies. At the invitation of the Government of Togo, a UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission was requested to identify potential areas where space-based technology and information could play a greater role, and propose recommendations how to improve Togo's access to these resources.

Mission dates: 14/07/2009 to 17/07/2009

La République du Togo est sujette à de fréquentes inondations et sécheresses. Les invasions de criquets contribuent à mettre en péril la sécurité alimentaire de la population locale. A l’invitation du Gouvernement Togolais, une Mission Technique Consultative d’ONU-SPIDER a été sollicitée pour identifier les domaines potentiels où les informations et technologies spatiales pourraient jouer un plus grand rôle et proposer des recommandations sur la façon dont le Togo pourrait améliorer l’accès à ces ressources.

Mission dates: 14/07/2009 to 17/07/2009
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