Togolese diaspora meets in Atlanta

The World Togolese Foundation (WTF) will hold its first conference on Sept 12 in Atlanta, Georgia (USA). I find this particularly interesting because on our last trip to Togo we had many discussions with folks in our village Yikpa about how to rally the diaspora to help the development of the village. Apparently oneĀ  Emmanuel D. Abbey has decided to tackle this at the national level.

Looks like the WTF (?!) Conference will feature some interesting speakers and cultural events. Otherwise, the conference website does not show a lot of detail as to the agenda. But it should be great opportunity for the Togolese diaspora to get together, network and exchange information.

Clearly this organization is just getting started, as there is still very little concrete information on their website (not even a bio of any of their principals!). But they do have a forum, where folks hopefully will begin sharing their ideas and experiences.

5 Responses to “Togolese diaspora meets in Atlanta”

  1. Serge Af Says:

    This is a mistake../ What they are doing is just an inauguration of their Foundation…/ not a conference

  2. Dr. Mevi Says:

    Mr Serge, whether this is an inauguation or a conference is truly not the issue here. The real question to you is what are you doing to make a change within your own community.

    Why is it very easy for people who have nothing to offer a community to sit back and provide criticism?

    I have done some extensive study on this group and feel strongly that the World Togolese Foundation will bring about very positive change to our country, Togo.

    Those of you critics who sit back waiting for government to resolve all of our issues, please continue to wait for them while our children and loved ones left in Togo vanish and die from hardship and abandonment.

  3. John Andrews Says:

    Dr. Mevi,

    Thank you for your response.

    Your couldn’t have said it any better!!

    We need to support this organization and not waste time with critics who obviously have nothing to offer.

  4. Joshua Says:

    Congratulations to the World Togolese Foundation for a vey successful event in Atlanta

  5. Noelle Says:

    Special Thanks to Emmanuel Abbey (President of World Togolese Foundation) for recognizing the needs of our people.

    I do not know this man personally, but I’ve heard very many things about he’s work and background in Atlanta. And what I can say to any critic is that Mr. Abbey does not need our money………….Whether the organization is newly started or not is not the issue. Let us work together and see how we can make a difference in our poor country.