Contribution to improving the resilience to coastal erosion in Togo

Pessièzoum Adjoussi
Publicado: 18 Mayo 2016
Última edición: 28 Marzo 2019
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Resumen

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.

Classifications

Región
África Occidental y Central
Escala de aplicación
Local
Nacional
Ecosistema
Ecosistemas marinos y costeros
Estuarios
Manglares
Tema
Adaptación al cambio climático
Desechos marinos
Manejo espacial de la zona marino-costera
Otros
Coastal cities
Challenges
Contaminación (incluida la eutrofización y la basura)
Erosión
Pérdida de ecosistemas
Falta de oportunidades de ingresos alternativos
Falta de conciencia del público y de los responsables de la toma de decisiones
Deficiente gobernanza y participación
Desempleo / pobreza
Metas de Aichi
Meta 6: Gestión sostenible de los recursos vivos acuáticos
Meta 7: Agricultura, acuicultura y silvicultura
Meta 8: Reducción de la contaminación
Meta 11: Las áreas protegidas
Meta 12: Reducir el riesgo de extinción
Meta 14: Los servicios ecosistemicos
Meta 18: Conocimiento tradicional

Ubicación

Aneho, Maritime Region, Togo

Retos

Togo's coast has been affected for decades by erosion and pollution. The recent worsening of this situation pushed fishermen to turn to improper extraction of natural resources such as sand and gravels, thus affecting the coastal and marine ecosystems. In 2009, houses of and the city hall of the city of Aného were threatened with destruction as a direct cause of erosion.

Beneficiarios

Local communities and fishermen of the coast of Togo and of the city of Aného.

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Impactos positivos

- Increase of political will and awareness of populations to adapt to the threats of coastal erosion and pollution; - Improvement of housing security: the construction work has helped secure homes and premises; - Communities mobility, development of income generating activities and water supply facilitated by the construction of a new access road; - Favorable conditions for fishing created thanks to the rehabilitation of the banks of the mouth of the lake. The structure now allows fishermen to land full-sized canoes, thus guaranteeing them a closer access to their customers and facilitating the supply of inputs needed to fishing off.

Historia

Only available in French. To read this section in French, please download the document "Blue Solution Template in French: ‘Contribution à l’amélioration de la résilience à l‘érosion côtière au Togo’” from the bottom of this page, under 'Resources'.

Contribuido por

Pessièzoum Adjoussi Université de Lomé, Haut Conseil pour la Mer - Ministère de l’Environnement et des Ressources F

Contribuído por

Université de Lomé
Togo Ministry for the Environment and Forest Resources (MERF)