The Togolese Minister for Social Action, Promotion of Women and Literacy, Adjovi Lolonyo Apedoh-Anakoma, and the Minister of Grassroots Development, Youth and Youth Employment of Togolese, Myriam Dossou -D’Almeida, formulated, on Tuesday in Rabat, their desire to deepen exchanges on the Moroccan model in terms of the development of cooperatives, capacity building for women and the encouragement of entrepreneurship for the benefit of youth.
A press release from the ministry specifies that this request was expressed during an exchange meeting with Fatim-Zahra Ammor, Minister of Tourism, Handicrafts and Social and Solidarity Economy, who welcomed it positively and then proposed to set up a partnership framework between the two countries to share the various initiatives aimed at the financial empowerment of women and the stimulation of entrepreneurship among young people.
This meeting was also an opportunity for the ministers to recall the excellent relations between Morocco and Togo and to share the experiences of the two countries in terms of the inclusion and empowerment of women and young people, as well as the development of the social and solidarity economy.
In this sense, Fatim-Zahra Ammor recalled the efforts made by the ministry to strengthen training and financing capacities for women, particularly within the framework of the programs deployed by the Department of Social and Solidarity Economy as well as the Cooperation Development Office.
With regard to support for young people, the example of the FORSA program was raised as a successful model offering innovative support and financing mechanisms. Indeed, this program, the 1st edition of which was launched in April 2022, financed 10,000 projects, 65% of which were carried out by young people.