Contribution to improving the resilience to coastal erosion in Togo


By: Pessièzoum Adjoussi

Organisation: Université de Lomé, Haut Conseil pour la Mer

Location: Aneho, Maritime Region, Togo

Published: 18 May 2016

Photo: Protection of the south bank on the mouth of the Lake Togo © Pessièzoum Adjoussi

Summary: Local communities in coastal areas were supported to face to erosion and coastal pollution through: – Awareness raising on vulnerability to these threats; – Reduction of the effects of coastal erosion on the city of Aného to ensure the integrity of the area and enable sustainable socio-economic development: refection of the west bank of the mouth of the Lake Togo, rehabilitation of the road along the shore and protection of threatened homes and riverside hotel infrastructure.

To share the wealth of global knowledge on the  aspects of Integrated Ocean Management (IOM) with the 22 countries of the Abidjan Convention’s region, the Mami Wata project takes advantage of existing IOM solutions that have been successfully implemented already. The Blue Solutions presented here are part of and featured on the Marine and Coastal Solutions Portal on the PANORAMA platform. These solutions are being contributed by a broad range of providers from across the planet.