Until 16 February 2021, the Togolese Ministry of Public Works has launched a call for tenders for the construction of the Institute for Alternance Training for Development (IFAD), dedicated to renewable energy, in Lomé, the capital.
Togo aims to achieve a 100% electrification rate by 2030, with a milestone of 75% by 2025. A call for tenders has been launched for the construction of a renewable energy school. The country is therefore relying on the training of its youth in order to increase the share of renewable energy in its energy mix to 50% by 2030.
According to the document signed by the Minister of Public Works, Zouréhatou Kassah-Traoré, the Togolese government has funds from the state budget and the African Development Bank (AfDB) on the remainder of the road rehabilitation and transport facilitation project on the CU9 Lomé-Cinkassé-Ouagadougou corridor, in order to finance the construction project of alternance training institutes for development (IFAD) and intends to use part of these funds to make payments under the IFAD-renewable energy construction works contract in Lomé.
The opening of this training school will enable Togo to consolidate its status as a forward-thinking country in the promotion of renewable energy, particularly solar energy. It will also provide the country with qualified human resources in this growing sector.Modules such as the manufacture, installation and maintenance of solar panels will be provided.
The IFAD-Renewable Energies is the third of its kind in Togo after two others dedicated to aquaculture and livestock. The first is already operational and the construction of the second will soon be completed. The Togolese authorities aim, through the AFIDs, to ensure a better match between training and employment through the promotion of supporting sectors.