Farm students start their own business

At the Urbis Togo training farm (UFT), we were once again able to provide fifteen young people with agricultural training this year. The new cohort is just starting.


Meeting with solar engineers (SEAs)

Uganda project trip

In February, our project coordinator Nina visited our long-standing partner organisation ACSET. (Action for Child Social and Economic Transformation). After years of working together, we were finally able to get to know each other in person. We are currently implementing a major project in the solar sector with the support of Engagement Global.


Meeting with Urbis scholarship holders

Visits to Togo in January

At the beginning of the year, Inge and Christian Epp travelled to Togo together with Matthias Schmidt. A few weeks later, our project coordinator Cornelia also travelled there.


Tailoring training successfully completed in Togo

As part of Urbis' social sector, we were able to enable six young women from disadvantaged families who have no access to school education to train as dressmakers. The training ended in September 2023 with the final examination.


Chilli harvest in Togo Copyright UFT

URBIS Togo visits agricultural collectives in the Togolese central region

Visiting the co-operatives allowed the URBIS team to see the realities on the ground and select the groups that really meet the URBIS criteria. We are sure that the solar installations will help to overcome production difficulties.


Trained solar electricians recieve their diploma Copyright: UFT

A successful year for the solar sector in Togo

The Urbis Foundation has concluded a cooperation agreement with Windkraft Simonsfeld AG for a period of five years (2023-2027), with the participation of Initiative Eine Welt Braunau, with the aim of strengthening the photovoltaic sector in central Togo. Key milestones of the cooperation are the establishment of a solar training centre in Sokodé, Togo, with a PV demonstration system and support for electricians on their way to becoming self-employed solar installers.