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Inclusive Green Economy in Practice for Senior Civil Servants and Policy makers - a Capacity Development Programme

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Capacity Building Programme for Inclusive Green Economy

This program strengthens national capacity to create an Inclusive Green Economy (IGE), which is one of the prerequisites for achieving Agenda 2030. The program covers all the themes of Agenda 2030, with particular focus on Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent working conditions and sustainable economic growth.

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Inclusive Green Economy in Practice | University of Gothenburg (gu.se)

Strengthening Capacity for Transformation to an Inclusive Green Economy

The main objective of the education program is to strengthen low-income countries' capacity for transformation to an inclusive green economy through increased knowledge and application of economic and environmental policy instruments, organizational change, and strengthen national systems for inclusive and sustainable economic development. Participants will get greater understanding, knowledge and ability to critically review and analyze current economic policies and conditions, and identify opportunities for transformation towards a greener economy. This will strengthen their roles as change agent within their organization.

Focus on use of environmental policy instruments and specifically economic instruments

This program is an advanced in-service training and capacity building with direct applicability for participants daily work. It includes some theoretical training within IGE, practical exercises, analyses, project development and support for implementing own change work. The focus is on the use of environmental policy instruments and specifically economic instruments such as environmental taxes, pollution fees, subsidies or subsidy reduction and other types of fiscal incentives for sustainable development in line with Agenda 2030.

Interactive learning and strengthening professional networks

The program educates officials (primarily economists) in government institutions such as ministry of finance, tax agencies, environmental and energy ministries, agricultural and natural resource authorities and other central government agencies for IGE. 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: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.


Lead organisation for this programme is University of Gothenburg (UGOT) in Sweden. Specific actors in University of Gothenburg that will manage and ensure implementation include:

Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV);

GMV has substantial experiences of working with capacity development among government agencies in low-income countries in the area of inclusive green economy, e g a Swedish Institute-financed program 2019-2020 on Inclusive Green Economy targeting government agencies in Ethiopia, Rwanda and Kenya, strategic environmental assessment (SEA), , environmental governance and sustainable development more generally; e.g. a Sida-financed International Training Programme (ITP) on SEA 2013-2019 in the five programme countries in this programme.

Environment for Development Initiative (EfD);

EfD has promoted academic capacity development on environmental economics during the last 15 years in the proposed program countries. It has managed to build a strong critical mass of green economy researchers, university professors and policy advisors that will be utilized in this program.

Other Program Partners;

Other implementing program partners include Policies Studies Institute, Government of Ethiopia, University of Nairobi in Kenya, Makerere University in Uganda, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN); Rwanda ;, University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. They are linked with UGOT via the centers of the Environment for Development Initiative, which is established in collaboration with University of Gothenburg. Other partners include:; World Resources Institute-Africa, African Development Institute within AfDB, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, and the Swedish Tax Authority.


More information:

On this link you´ll find the application form and more information for you to download: Take me to ShareFile!

Deadline for applications 30th of April, apply now!


Portrait of Anders Ekbom

Anders Ekbom - Programme leader
Deputy director GMV, Project leader GMV Environmental Economics and Policy group and Sida’s Helpdesk for Environment and Climate Change
+46 766 22 92 02

Portrait of Emelie Cesar

Emelie César - Programme Co-leader
Project leader GMV Environmental Economics and Policy group and Sida’s Helpdesk for Environment and Climate Change
+46 766 22 92 06

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