Togo, also known as the Togolese Republic, is a country in West Africa, with an estimated population of about 8.6 million in 2020 and a population density of 152 inhabitants/km2. Togo takes its name from the present-day Togoville.
As one of the smallest continental African states6 , Togo covers an area of 56,785 km2 and stretches for about 700 km from north to south with a width of no more than 150 km. Bordered to the north by Burkina Faso, to the south by the Gulf of Guinea, to the east by Benin and to the west by Ghana, Togo has a great diversity of landscapes: a sandy coastline lined with coconut trees in the south, hills, green valleys, small mountains in the centre of the country, arid plains and large savannahs in the north of the country.
In 1884, the territory was colonised as a German protectorate. During the First World War, the protectorate was partitioned into two mandates between the UK in the west and France in the east in 1916. While the British mandate was incorporated into what is now Ghana in 1956, the French colony gained independence in 1960 to become the modern country. Following two coups in 1963 and 1967, Gnassingbé Eyadema became president and established a highly authoritarian one-party dictatorship. Although a multi-party system was introduced in the early 1990s, he continued to hold power until his death in 2005. His son, Faure Gnassingbé, succeeded him as president and remains in power to this day.
Togo has been a member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) since 19757 , the WAEMU since 19948 , the Commonwealth since 2022 9 and is a member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
The Local Organizing Committee is delighted with the choice of Togo for the organization of the WACP. Our team is working hard to make this conference a success. Here is some useful information.
The conference venue is Palais des Congrès of Lomé. This area is accessible in 15 to 45 minutes from any point of Lome when the traffic is fluid which is generally the case except peak hours.
Covid formalities and other administrative information
Covid formalities are no more required. Anyway you must have with you an available yellow vaccination card.
The entry to Togo is subject to some formalities available and updated on the website https://togo.gouv.tg
The early registration date was therefore postponed to September 30th. The bank details can be downloaded from the website https://wacptogo.org
Moving around the city of Lomé
Getting around the city of Lomé is generally easy and cheap. You can download the gozem or Lome.taxi applications from the Apple Store or Google Play, which allow you to order a taxi from any point in the city from your Smartphone. Gozem Togo can be reached if necessary, on (+228) 93 17 30 30 and Lome taxi on (+228) 93 591919/(+228) 96 95 19 19
Depending on the category of hotel, it is possible to make a reservation on the internet from an online reservation site (expedia, booking.com, airbnb). These sites have already negotiated rates and relatively cheaper than what is possible to obtain on site. It is advisable to make the reservation and payment as soon as possible online. The local committee will be able to verify the effectiveness of the reservation on site. Hotel proposals will be available on the website. The reservation procedure for most of the hotels requires an identity registration and an advance payment. Therefore, it is the sole responsibility of the participants.
Currency and means of payment
The currency used is the CFA currency. You can make an exchange at the airport. The means of payment by card are generally not used by merchants. If you have a Visa card, you will have to withdraw cash in the ATMs offered by the local banks. Master Card is not widely accepted.
Eating out in the city of Lomé is easy. The average cost of a meal varies between 8 dollars to 15 dollars. A selection of restaurants will be proposed to you on the website