Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes (ECDH)


CDH Ongoing project:

ECOVILLAGE CENTRE DES HOMMES-ECDH is ongoing project and will be a training and demonstration centre for human development and education.

The project’s aim is to create an inspiring space for the local community and volunteers, with a focus on improving the development of the population by learning and doing so we can all achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Specific goals: Produce and transform agricultural goods and handicraft designs, promote social entrepreneurship, volunteering and Sustainable Development Goals education by offering training, raising awareness etc.


Promote sustainable living throughout education, raising awareness, training, conference etc.

Fight against poverty, migration, hunger and unemployment by offering opportunities in social entrepreneurship and promoting village industry to create wealth and abundance.

Raise awareness about ECDH learning center all around the world by promoting volunteering and welcoming people to stay, live, learn so they can later share their knowledge with their community.

ECDH land CDH project ECDH land
The perspective actions/steps that should be done to facilitate the ECDH project realisation are: After the water management then will follow the building of dwellings, residences, ecolodge (up-cycle and green building), kitchens, study hall/room etc. Then after these steps to do have finished to be done, the project ECDH will be viable then more different human activities of which the most important is training moment on the ECDH ground.The place is used as a demonstration center that we can put up some structure there-conference hall, classrooms, accommodation facilitation, kitchen, dining hall, factory hall and also a demonstration site (outdoor demonstrations places for different activities). Then people can learn and stay there. We are planning to start hosting and accommodate 10 students for a month, they would be in batches and after that they will receive a training in permaculture how to grow food without chemical fertilisers etc.; how to create and do business to generate income themselves by receiving skills in agricultural, food product transformation, natural cosmetic fabrication, visual arts produced in cultural field etc. The idea is the students should transfer their skills into their communities. Our experience trainers who are involved in our program are ready to share their knowledge and lead the field activities.

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What is Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes Project and why?

ECDH is the building of a learning and living centre called Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes (ECDH) to offer learning possibilities, to decrease poverty in rural areas and increasing sustainability in education.
The main reason to create the ECDH is to help the most vulnerable population in villages in Togo – reducing poverty by increasing the knowledge of sustainable development by teaching local people and schoolchildren the principles and possibilities how to be self employed, how to protect environment, how to make compost, how to up-cycle plastic, waste management, getting the benefits out from medicinal plants , to grow them and transforming them into oil and powder etc because during the time we have consistently noticed and observed that more and more such problems like lack of knowledge, lack of awareness of sustainable development goals continue to increase among people specially in villages and rural areas in Togo.
ECDH projectECDH Project shared with the whole stakeholder, neighbours and traditional chieftaincy of where the project take place.


Taking this into account the NGO Centre Des Hommes decided to create an educational centre where to demonstrate and teach the objectives and achievement of sustainable development to provide solution to the problems described above. Being an NGO that aims to work for the development of the population, also taking into account that the NGO CDH team members have received several special trainings and participated in several relevant courses like EDE – Ecovillage Design Education, community transformation training and others and NGO members have knowledge of sustainable development goals, NGO CDH is entitled to proceed to create this learning and living centre.

Community where the ECDH project is building


What are the steps to take to achieve ECDH?

Considering that ECDH is a project, certain steps are necessary to follow for the definitive and effective realisation of the ECDH as a training centre.
The first step of the project was project idea and design. Next step was buying the land where to carry out the project. These phases of the project have been completed, land design ongoing. Also the land has been cultivated and will be more and more in the future to grow different agricultural products (banana trees, plantain trees, turmeric, cassava, pineapples etc) and medicinal plants (noni, moringa, cinnamon etc) to be used for selling, transforming into food supplement etc.
Project ECDH landECDH project land view, showing the slops in the places.


The cultivation of the land and organic garden is one part of the learning center’s activity. Good irrigation system in place is needed for successful land cultivation and agriculture. The water management is also essential to prevent any damages to the constructions, the plantation, crop caused by heavy rains; accidents caused for example by falling stones due to the floods etc.

The next/current step (project) of the project is water management to facilitate the project’s implementation:

  1. 1. Rainwater management

1.1. Construction of swales

1.2. Construction of the ponds

Controlling and managing the rainwater falls by constructing the swales to direct the rainwater to the ponds taking into account that the land is located on the slope of a mountain. This is relevant during rainy season.

  1. 2. River water management

2.1. cleaning the river sides and implement the canopy bridge

2.2. Purchasing and installation the water pumping system and plumbing equipment 2.3. Construction of the water towers

2.4. Purchasing and installation of water tanks

Collecting/pumping the water from the river to the tanks supported by the water towers located in the land area. This is relevant during dry season. The future perspective projects to do for facilitating the ECDH project establishment are: After the water management then will follow the building of residences, ecolodge (up cycle and green building) study hall or room etc.. Then training on the ECDH ground moment.

We invite you to encourage the project ECDH to Donate a few small coins per week or even monthly to make the project ECDH water management steps and others steps happen because of you. Indeed the project will be completely realised in the future days that are coming. Thanks for you in advance with a huge gratitude for your support of the realisation of the ECDH project. Our reward is that you are welcome with us free of charge for your stay in Togo.


What are Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes principles

The fundamental principles on which Centre Des Hommes is based for the construction and activities of Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes are the principles of permaculture, regenerative and organic agriculture, local economy, village industry, sustainable education, social entrepreneurship, community transformation, the principle of Ecovillage and the objectives of sustainable development.

What are the needs for the Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes

The needs are: Financial support, Technical support, Volunteers who can bring their competencies, tools, materials, the reading and listening to our sorrows, pain or complaint etc.

ECDH Project: Call for actions

We invite you to take positive action towards this good cause for the goodness of the local vulnerable households, the suffering and poor populations.

It is a necessity for CDH to invite you to join its projects, mainly ECDH project to provide financial support, technical support, your skills, your competency, your expertise, the transfer of knowledge against the issues that the world are facing (namely the poverty, migration, climate change, hunger and the suffering of the peoples of the south etc.) by being either in Volunteering to be voluntary for the project or by making donation (Contact) to help vulnerable local households, peasants, the poor women farmers, hungry school children.


ECDH Location.

ECDH Location

Location: Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes (ECDH) project Land of two hectares is located in the neighbourhood called ''sipi'' at Kpimé-Séva over the Road Kpalimé-Atakpamé National N°.5 in the Prefecture of Kloto, Kpalimé, Togo. ECDH is located in the wilderness on the slope of a mountain 2.5 km away from the closest village Kpimé-séva.

The place has panoramic views surrounded with green nature all year around and is easily accessible. The land borders with the river which forms a part of the project land. A beautiful waterfall is located 200 meters away. Hiking trails are nearby as well.

The mains activities that will be carried out on site of Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes.

The mains activities that will take place in the Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes training Center are in the fields of Education, Ecology, Culture that are supported by social entrepreneurship, volunteering, trainers and those who will receive the training.

The Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes expectation is to host and hold training through education, to do conference, to grow agricultural (Food, plants, trees) product and to transform them on spot (transformation of agricultural products), to do or create handmade (Visual arts) production, to implement demonstration place (about how to grow organic food, how to produce honey, how to produce fish, how to produce mushroom), to use renewable energy for heating and for electricity power, to implement adventure place etc.

Details concrete about ECDH activities


Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes training possibility

After the realisation of the step ''water management'' then the step of construction of the eco-housing, everything related to accommodation, training halls, the kitchen room, toilet and others are finished, the Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes is entitled to proceed the following training to the population interested to learn new way of resilience, new way to be self autonomous, new way to generate his own income and to improve the care of the earth.


Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes

Let's say in the center of ECDH there will be several training sections which are as follows:

1- The center will offer general theoretical training in tropical agriculture (Organic vegetable production), theoretical training on breeding or animal raising (poultry and livestock production), theoretical training in fishing (fish production), theoretical training in how to produce mushrooms (Mushroom production), theoretical training in how producing honey (honey production), theoretical training on how to produce cosmetics naturally based on plants (Natural cosmetic production) and theoretical training on how to produce works of visual art (Visual arts production: from wood, baking, calabash etc.)

2- In the center there will be places for demonstrations and practices of theoretical courses such as: the place of the demonstration of how we can make a good organic compost, the place of the demonstration of the production of vegetables organically , the practice place on the production of honey, the demonstration place on the production of fish, the practice place on the production of the mushroom, the practice place on the production of cosmetics naturally and the place of practice on the production of visual arts or beautiful arts objects.

3- Also in the center there will be the area for the processing of crops, agricultural products and the packaging of finished products. This training activities, this work of harvesting, processing agricultural products into other finished products, packaging and more about arts objects products in the ECDH center will require job creation, opportunity for trainers and processing employees. All these finished and ready-to-sell products will be promoted within the ECDH center by a shop which will be set up for their exhibition and sale. Finished and ready products will also be sold online. visit our Shop to find out about the products we sell.

Visit the online stores that sell our products.

Information about the ECDH project land design into different zones through permaculture principle.


Food forest zone

The is design of the land into different zone is ongoing where we have a zone of Ecolodge (Green and up-cycling) Educational space zone (training, conference wall, workshop space and wall etc.), residency space zone (accommodation facilitation, Kitchen, dormitory, bathrooms etc), Welcoming, store and road access space zone, yoga space zone, adventure place space zone, waterfall creation space and setting space zone, food forest zone, intensive ally crops and livestock space zone, demonstration zone (honey, mushroom, fish production), village industry zone (product manufacturing or product transformation zone). All these zones are alternate by pathways, public space, resident's space, guest space, food production space, food process space, handmade visual arts space, demonstration space, camping space and smoking space.

ECDH plant: Artemisia
ECDH plant: Cashew tree
ECDH grow of banana tree: palntain and banana
ECDH grow of avocado tree: avocado harvest
ECDH grow of pineapple plant: pineapples harvest
ECDH grow of vegetable: Tomato harvest
ECDH grow of cinnamon plant: Cinnamon
ECDH grow of Jack fruit tree
ECDH grow of peppermint plant
ECDH grow of cacao tree
ECDH grow of citronnella varieties
ECDH grow of food stuff: Okro harvest
ECDH moringa harvest on transformation process into cosmetic
ECDH grows Moringa plants

Watch some videos of Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes project land.

This videos are showing some part and area of the project land ECDH.


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