Achieving outcome 3

To achieve targets under outcome 3, PAGE has been supporting partner countries by way of designing and implementing nationally tailored training packages and programmes on specific priority areas with the overall objective of capacity building and awareness creation on IGE.

To summarize the progress of the achievements of outcome 3 so far by end of 2016:

  • 9 national institutions  have delivered IGE policy analysis, IGE training, develop IGE related policies and lead related policy processes and stakeholder consultations.
  • 31 national institutions (19 additional institutions in 2016) have strengthened their capacity to deliver IGE policy analysis or training or to lead policy and stakeholder consultation processes.
  • 975 people (271 additional people in 2016) have been trained through national level training programmes
  • 669 people (178 additional people in 2016) have been trained on IGE in globally or regionally offered on-line training programmes and on- campus training programmes.
  • 85-94 % of course participants have reported to have increased their capacity in IGE related issues in global and regional training programmes .
  • 9 training packages (2 additional packages in 2016) of IGE training programmes and specific training modules have been offered to countries (at global and national level).

In-country activities in the following countries support the achieving of PAGE outcome 3:

Mongolia

Targeted training events on green economy and SDGs, natural resource indicators, and green buildings are key elements contributing towards individual capacity building in Mongolia under the PAGE portfolio. To institutionalize green economy education and training, PAGE has initiated work with Mongolian universities to integrate green economy concepts and approaches in university curricula.

Peru

PAGE Peru launched an important media competition for professional journalists and university students. The contest aimed at promoting and rewarding journalists who, through their dissemination, publicity and publications, seek to raise public awareness about the benefits and importance of green growth in Peru.

PAGE Peru also conducted a training for media and opinion leaders about the adaptation of the T21 Model (a green growth policy impact assessment tool). The main objective was to train journalists on the content of the First Regional Green Growth Forum and to include their perspectives on the subject so they could include their doubts and questions as part of the Forum's agenda.

Senegal

Green Economy Academies represent an important tool for PAGE countries, as it gives policymakers, stakeholders and interested parties an opportunity to learn from one another and develop strategies to coordinate their activities for greater impact. Senegal held its first Green Economy Academy in May 2016 which saw the participation of 70 representatives from policy, research and analysis institutions.

The two major outcomes of the Academy were the establishment of a platform for green economy learning and an agreement to work collaboratively to formulate a national strategy on green economy.

Mauritius

As part of PAGE support for Industrial Waste Assessment, a training workshop on industrial waste characterization was organized in partnership with the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection.

The workshop provided an overview of environmental legislation in Mauritius; opportunities for industrial symbiosis (waste generated by one enterprise sold to another enterprise); waste process flow and its analysis in waste management; assessment of data on waste generated by industrial sectors; and recycling and energy recovery practices in Mauritius. It was followed by one-day on-site training at each of the 25 enterprises on industrial waste characterization.

Collaboration with other initiatives: PAGE is partnering with SWITCH Africa Green project (SAG) in Mauritius. SAG funds six country projects and three multi-country projects that prioritize sectors identified in the Mauritius Green Economy Assessment: agriculture, energy, tourism, waste, and green skills development for employment in a green economy.

Burkina Faso

Green Economy Academies represent an important tool for PAGE countries, as it gives policymakers, stakeholders and interested parties an opportunity to learn from one another and develop strategies to coordinate their activities for greater impact.

In Burkina Faso, a three day National Green Economy Academy was held in December 2016 which brought together more than 300 participants from the government, the private sector and civil society to learn about and advance the green economy agenda in Burkina Faso.

PAGE also works in close collaboration with the Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) and SWITCH-Africa Green initiative in Burkina Faso to provide a coordinated support to the government for capacity building and institutional strengthening. A joint work-plan was developed by the three initiatives for 2015- 2016.

Jiangsu Province, China

The Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy (PRCEE) of the Ministry of Environmental Protection strengthened their green economy research capacity by conducting the stocktaking study for Jiangsu. The PRCEE is also engaged in conducting other green economy related research and has produced a report analyzing China’s Ecological Civilization under a UN Environment-supported project.

South Africa

The Green Economy Learning Assessment (GELA) for South Africa, supports the development of capacity development, and was completed by a national institution, Green Skills.

The Assessment identifies:

  • learning priorities across economic sectors for green economy policy action
  • reviews existing institutional capacities to provide education and training activities, and
  • identifies opportunities for up-scaling the delivery of green economy learning through national institutions.

Two national stakeholder events were also convened and the report is being finalized.

A National Roundtable as well as National Stakeholder Workshop for Green Economy Learning Assessment was also held for South Africa.