Start of the “Lon’Kèlèw” project in Togo: Supporting the digitalisation of SMEs

The opening of the “Lon’Kèlèw” project was held on 25 April 2023 at the Hôtel Sarakawa (Lomé, Togo). The objective? To support the development and digitalisation skills of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in order to improve their resilience.

What does “Lon’Kèlèw” mean?

The name reflects the overall objective of the project: Intelligence (Lon’) and Lightning (Kèlèw), which in the context of the digitalisation of SMEs means: “[to] be reactive to the challenges of its environment and quickly find solutions to its needs and to the needs of the market” (President of the Special Consular Delegation of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Togo, Nathalie Bitho)

Why digitise companies?

“Let us not be afraid and embark on the path of digital transformation in order to conquer the world. Success will come like a bolt of lightning (Kèlèw). President of the Special Consular Delegation of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Togo, Nathalie Bitho


As a result of this project, the 50 beneficiary companies should :

— Improve their operational efficiency
— Increase their productivity
— Automate their costly tasks
— Streamline their production processes
— Improve their energy efficiency
— Reduce operating costs
— Ensure the security of their data

Which process?

To achieve these objectives, the project will be carried out in two phases

— Identification of the digitisation needs of the beneficiary companies
— Capacity building in digitisation for beneficiary companies

In addition, another component of the project is to raise awareness among Togolese companies of the benefits of digitalisation. 500 companies will receive thematic training on digitalisation.

Supported by Expertise France and implemented by the Chambers of Commerce and Industry, these digitalisation support projects are also implemented in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.

For more information :

Lon’Kèlèw to make Togolese companies more SMART
The CCI Togo supports the digitalisation of MSMEs
“Lon’Kèlèw”: The digital transformation project for MSMEs in Togo launched by the CCI-Togo