Environment and development
in coastal regions and in small islands
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The Togolese Republic

A scientist from Togo attended a regional conference on ‘Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development’ (Dakar, Senegal, October 1996). The country’s mangrove ecosystems were studied at selected sites; a specialist contributed a paper to the CSI-supported volume ‘Mangrove Ecosystem Studies in Latin America and Africa’ (UNESCO, 1997). A sub-regional workshop on the ‘Socio-economic Dimension of Coastal Change’ was hosted by Togo in late 1997. The University of Benin organized and hosted a regional workshop on the ‘Methodology of Data Collection for Coastal Management’ in February 1998 that was attended by 10 experts from Togo. A corresponding two-volume report was produced.  

The UNESCO Communication and Education Sectors, and the UNESCO Dakar, Maputo, Nairobi and Pretoria Offices jointly organized a workshop on ‘Education and Communication for Sustainable Coastal Development’ as part of the ‘Pan-African Conference on Sustainable Integrated Coastal Management (PACSICOM)’ held in Maputo in July 1998. Three experts from Togo attended the workshop. The proceedings of  the workshop were published, in English and French, as CSI info 7 (1999): ‘The Role of Communication and Education for Sustainable Coastal Development’.


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