This Inclusive Green Economy Capacity Building knowledge sharing report captures the Inclusive Green Economy
Capacity Building Program for Civil Servants from Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda held over two weeks in Rwanda.
The two week training lead by Dr. Anders Ekbom and Emelie Ceaser, Co-Directors of the IGE program at the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development of the University of Gothenburg Sweden included comprehensive practical topics, discussions , case studies and presentations made by the teams and mentors. Topics such as Strategic Environmental Assessment and Green Economy ; Implication of Green Economy; and, The Market Mechanism and Economic & Financial Instruments; The Swedish EPA- The Applications and lessons learned from the use of Swedish policy instruments ; Operationalizing IGE Ethiopia: Ethiopia’s Climate resilient Green Economy Strategy ; IGE and Global actors and more.
The training included site visits for participants to understand concepts such as circular economy and how to translate policies into practice ; understand green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks.
The Inclusive Green Economy Capacity Building Program aims at strengthening developing countries’ capacity for conversion to an inclusive green economy (IGE) through increased knowledge and application of economic instruments, organizational change, and building national systems (for Green economy applications in practice) and transparent institutions.
This project was funded by the Swedish Institute (SI), a public agency that promotes interest and trust in Sweden and around the world.