Youth engagement, partners launch the second phase of the TonFuturTonClimat initiative

After a successful first phase of implementation of the TonFuturTonClimat initiative (2018-2020), a second phase has been accepted following the February 2020 call for projects of the International Climate Cooperation Program (ICCP).

 Indeed, the International Secretariat for Water (ISW) and GWP-WA, in collaboration with CWPCWP-Benin, PNE-Burkina and the NGO JVE Togo have jointly submitted a project document.

To harmonize the understanding on the objectives, components, issues and to jointly define the methodological approach for the implementation of the project activities, thus creating a solid platform for the successful implementation of TFTC 2 at the regional, national and community levels, a regional technical kick-off meeting was held on May 3 and 4, 2021 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, between the 5 implementing partners of the initiative.

The regional kick-off meeting laid the groundwork for the implementation of the second phase of the project in Tanguiéta in Benin, Komki Ipala in Burkina Faso and in the commune of Grand Kloto in Togo. The three projects will focus respectively on: i) the mobilization of youth associations for a better management of water resources in the Tchoutchoubou micro-basin in the Pendjari basin; ii) the promotion of good practices in sustainable land management, climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation in the rural commune of Komki Ipala; and iii) the support of young people for a transition to sustainable agriculture through agro-ecological practices in the Communes of Grand Kloto in Togo

At the end of the two years of implementation, it is expected, among other things, to strengthen the capacities of 300 young people, the majority of whom are women, to develop local projects resilient to climate change and to contribute to national and regional change processes, as well as to participate in regional and international conferences (9th WWF, Africa Water Week, COP, SWWW, etc.)

These results will be achieved thanks to the financial support of the Government of Quebec, GWP, the Water Agency Artois Picardie (AEAP) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation for a total amount of CAD$ 499.000.