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Inclusive Green Economy in Practice

Wetland Gambella National Park This programme strengthens national capacity to create an inclusive Green Economy (IGE), which is one of the prerequisites for achieving Agenda 2030. The programme will educate officials, primarily economists, in government institutions such as environmental and energy ministries, agricultural and natural resource authorities and other central government agencies for IGE in Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda during 2019. The programme is organised by Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV).

All the themes of Agenda 2030 are covered in the programme, with particular focus on Goal 8: Decent working conditions and economic growth. The main objective is to strengthen low-income countries' capacity for transformation to an inclusive green economy through increased knowledge and application of economic policy instruments, organizational change, and the building of national systems and transparent institutions.

A focus on the use of economic instruments

The programme is an advanced training and includes some theoretical training within IGE, practical exercises, study visits, project development and support for implementing own change work. The focus is on the use of economic instruments such as environmental taxes, pollution fees, subsidies or subsidy reduction, trading systems and other types of financial incentives for societal development in line with Agenda 2030.

Interactive learning and strengthening professional networks

The programme strives to achieve an active and strong link to the participants’ professional area but also to strengthen the professional exchange between participants, enriching the programme through their different professional and geographical backgrounds. It has a regional focus, aiming to strengthen professional networks both within and between the represented countries.

The organiser of the programme is Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV) at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology. The team of lecturers and mentors include Swedish and international experts with extensive experience in their respective fields. The program is financed by the Swedish Institute.

Greening economies in Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda

In Nyamata, Rwanda during September 9-20 Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV), University of Gothenburg and Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)-Rwanda carried out a two weeks training for fifteen high-level civil servants from Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda. The aim of the training is to strengthen national capacity for an Inclusive Green Economy (IGE), which is one of the prerequisites for achieving Agenda 2030.

Participants and Program Co-DirectorsParticipants and Program Co-Directors in Nyamata, September 2019.

Read the whole article about the training in Rwanda, September 2019

Contact

Emelie César
Programme Co-Director
emelie.cesar@gu.se

Anders Ekbom
Programme Co-Director
anders.ekbom@gu.se
 

 

Information - Capacity Building Programme for Inclusive Green Economy

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